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Hawthorne Spring Preview

Live thoroughbred racing returns to the Chicagoland area with the opening of Hawthorne Race Course for its Spring 2012 meet. Opening day is Friday, February 17th, the first of forty-one days of action, with first post set at 1:40 PM … Continue reading

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Block Takes Top Two Spots in Edgar Futurity

STICKNEY/CICERO — Three Chris Block trained horses appeared in the 33rd Jim Edgar Futurity, with YANKEE DEALER the betting favorite among the three.  But the fastest closer was the winner, and it was REAL POWER, piloted by Florent Geroux on … Continue reading

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Wintering with Juvenile Statebreds Part 2

Born in Oklahoma in 1946, Jim Edgar served two terms in the 1990s as Governor of Illinois. Governor Edgar is a rare species: an honest Illinois politician, as the Prairie State would then have two consecutive governors who each have … Continue reading

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Wintering with Juvenile Statebreds Part 1

Patricia (Pat) A. Wentworth (1936-2011) served for many years as an executive board member of the Illinois Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Foundation, ITBOF, (www.itbof.net), a “not-for-profit service corporation, representing Illinois breeders and owners and dedicated to the growth and development … Continue reading

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Hawthorne’s Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers

The biggest event at Hawthorne this weekend doesn’t take place on the track.  Rather, Hawthorne will hold a qualifier to the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Challenge. The event also serves as the final leg of a meet-long handicapping series. Players will spend … Continue reading

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Tuning Up with Statebreds — Illinois Festival of Racing

In two weeks, the best horses from around the world will converge on Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup. This week’s races may not have implications for that day, but it provides a similar, convergent program with stakes races strung … Continue reading

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