11/10/2010 4:56PM

Hawthorne: Fall feeling like summer


It's early November. The temperature came close to hitting 70 degrees here today. Something is wrong.

At this rate, who knows, Hawthorne may be conducting a special all-turf Christmas Day card. The grass course is looking pretty chewed up, but I can't see them calling a halt to turf racing here with the weather this good.

No biases, times in average range on the main track -- pretty much the story of this entire meet. Trainer Frank Kirby has two winners on the card - signs of life from a slumbering Hawthorne giant. Kirby can win races in bunches here, so stay tuned.