Anyone’s Race in Illini Princess

STICKNEY, IL – Following last weekend’s winning performance by Speaking Scout in the Hawthorne Derby, the second turf stakes of the season takes place on Saturday at Hawthorne.  The $75,000 guaranteed Illini Princess will be contested at 1 1/16 miles on the Hawthorne turf.  Going as race six on the Saturday card, the Illini Princess is for Illinois-bred fillies…

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STAKES-A PLENTY

Friday, September 23rd marks the opening day of Thoroughbred racing at Hawthorne Race Course. Over the course of the next 42 racing days, Hawthorne will feature a full slate of stakes races, highlighted by the $100,000 Guaranteed Hawthorne Derby, presented by BetMakers.   First post every day is 2:50pm, at least through November.   The storied Hawthorne Derby,…

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Wilfong “The Man” on Night of Champions

by Mike Paradise, USTA Stickney, IL — Kyle Wilfong was “The Man” Saturday night (Sept. 10), driving six winners on Hawthorne’s Night of Champions. The 31-year-old Illinois native also had four of his horses finish second on the 12-race card. Casey Leonard also had a fruitful evening of driving, bringing home a trio of champions including…

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