10/05/2016 3:16PM

Hawthorne meet opens with encouraging numbers


STICKNEY, Ill. – For one day at least, it feels like the fall-winter Hawthorne meets of yore, when horsemen stuffed the entry box day after day. Back in 1991, Hawthorne averaged 10 starters per race during its fall-winter meet, and even through 2006, at least nine horses per race started here.