Hawthorne

April 23, 2015
Only six horses were entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Milwaukee Avenue Handicap, a 1 1/16th-mile dirt race for Illinois-breds, but the morning-line favorite I Got It All is no cinch to stay the distance, while the morning-line second choice Luv Bandit ...
April 19, 2015
That the Illinois Derby no longer is a true prep for any Triple Crown race, much less the Kentucky Derby, was emphasized this weekend by the fact that neither the winner of Saturday’s race, Whiskey Ticket, nor the horse he nosed out in victory, ...
April 18, 2015
Employing a stalking style while traveling for the first time and stepping up to a Grade 3, $400,000 race, Whiskey Ticket won again, showing heart to hold clear a late, wide rally from Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne.
Yahilwa began her winning journey Saturday at Hawthorne in the Grade 3, $150,000 Sixty Sails Handicap by attempting a face plant into the loam.
April 13, 2015
This Saturday at Hawthorne, Bob Baffert will try to do something he has never done before, win the Illinois Derby, though it’s not like he has often tried the race. Baffert’s first Hawthorne starter came in the 2014 Illinois Derby, where Midnight Hawk ...
Recount ended his 2-year-old campaign winning the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity and started his 3-year-old season Saturday with a sharp victory in the Land of Lincoln Stakes for Illinois-bred 3-year-olds.
Out of nowhere over the winter came apprentice jockey Vicente Gudiel, who has emerged from obscurity to lead the Hawthorne jockey standings entering this week’s racing.
This Saturday at Hawthorne, Bob Baffert will try to do something he has never done before, win the Illinois Derby, though it’s not like he has often tried the race.
April 11, 2015
Recount made his first start Saturday in the $50,000 Land of Lincoln Stakes since he won the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity on Sept. 6, and he definitely was ready for it.
March 28, 2015
Things couldn’t have gone any better for trainer Scott Becker in Saturday’s co-featured sprint stakes for Illinois-breds at Hawthorne on Saturday. Becker’s horses ran one-two in both the Third Chance Handicap for fillies and mares, and the Robert ...