04/16/2015 2:25PM

Hard to get around Awesome Flower


STICKNEY, Ill. – Next to the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn, the Sixty Sails in Chicago used to be the premier Midwest early-spring dirt-route stakes for the older female set, won by such excellent horses as Lu Ravi, Fleet Indian, and Life At Ten. But the Sixty Sails, like Chicago racing in general, is struggling now, and this year’s edition of the Grade 3, $150,000 race at Hawthorne drew a paltry field of five, none of whom is anywhere near top class.