11/27/2014 3:16PM

Effinex invades for shot at Hawthorne Gold Cup

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STICKNEY, Ill. – Jimmy Jerkens has been training since 1997, before which he served 20 years as an assistant to his father, Hall of Famer Allen Jerkens. During that span, neither Jerkens has run a horse at Hawthorne, which makes one suspect Effinex has come to Chicago for good reason.