We look ahead to some of the races coming up today at Keeneland and Belmont Park as they kick off their weeks. Then we welcome in the voice of Hawthorne Race Course Peter Galassi to talk about their fall/winter meet, his career in Chicago, talking about his famous Donnaguska call, and more!
Pink Lloyd wins the 2017 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine. Pic: Michael Burns Photography. Churchill Downs and Del Mar take center stage in racing this Thanksgiving weekend, but there’s no shortage of top quality racing around North America for players to look at. Graded races will be held at Aqueduct, Golden Gate, Hawthorne, and Woodbine, each including some of the better horses that have raced in 2017. Two graded stakes are run at Woodbine in Canada this weekend, and [...]
Hawthorne Race Track near Chicago will spice up the midweek standardbred action on Wednesday when it offers a pair of series finals and a consolation for one of them. New Hawthorne racing secretary Pete Hanley has done an admirable job carding races at his latest venue and both the Whizzer White series and the Suburban Downa series will conclude tomorrow after a pair of prelims. The Whizzer White also offers a consolation. Wednesday's sixth race is the $9000 Whizzer White [...]
Most midweek standardbred cards often leave a lot to be desired, but the Wednesday card at Hawthorne Race Course near Chicago offered race goers and those watching from various other venues and simulcast sites a chance to see several youthful pacers begin an early ascent to the top classes. Wednesday's opener at Hawthorne was the first of four divisions of the second round of the Whizzer White series for pacers that had not won two races or earned $10,000 as [...]
Harness racing fans often find midweek cards difficult to play, but Wednesday's card at Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois features a pair of interesting series. Hawthorne will present the second leg of the Whizzer White series for younger pacers that had not won two races or earned $10,000 as of last December 1. Tomorrows card will have four divisions of the Whizzer White. In fact, tomorrow's opener is the first of four divisions of the second leg of the Whizzer [...]