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Awakino Cat retired from racing this month after 72 starts and $644,000 in winnings.

Parx Racing official helps retire warhorse, 10

Multiple stakes winner Awakino Cat, 10, was retired from racing this month after knocking in 72 starts and earning north of $600,000. Eight weeks shy of his 11th birthday, the quirky bay gelding ran one last time at Penn National before he was turned over to his former assistant trainer of six years, Samantha Randazzo, who with the help of Parx Racing Secretary Sam Elliott, brokered a deal with the gelding’s most recent owner/trainer, David Neilson. All agreed: It was time for Awakino Cat to exit his career as a racehorse. “It was the right thing to do,” Neilson says. […]