03/26/2003 12:00AM

Hawthorne: Reavis streak ends, begins anew


Trainer Mike Reavis's streak for consecutive days with at least one winner came to an end in the last race Sunday when his only entrant, Ebony Angel, finished second, beaten a half-length.

Reavis had saddled at least one winner on each of the first 16 days of the meet, which began March 1.

It didn't take long for Reavis to start a new streak. He saddled one winner Monday and four Tuesday - Pikester ($4.80), Holly's Wager ($6.60), Miss Spragg ($8.20), and Ft. Mann ($5.80).

Leading jockey Larry Sterling Jr., who rides mostly for Reavis, also had a 16-day win streak end Sunday, but he was aboard all the Reavis winners on Monday and Tuesday, and he rode a fifth winner for a different trainer in Tuesday's eighth race.

* Fans who have questions, suggestions, or comments about the Hawthorne meet will have an opportunity to voice them at the track Saturday at 10:30 a.m., during the "Behind the Scenes" program. Track department heads will be available for questioning during the one-hour show.

* Through Tuesday, jockey Curt Bourque was 10 wins shy of reaching the 3,000-win milestone. Bourque, a 35-year-old native of Erath, La., won the Hawthorne riding title in 1993.