HAWTHORNE, Stickney, IL
|1||American Lion||Margin: 2¾||TrueNicks: B+||$291,000|
2007 | Bay Colt | Tiznow - Storm Tide, Storm Cat
Sire: Tiznow , Bay, 1997. Raced 2 years. 15 starts, 8 wins, $6,427,830. Lifetime: 427 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: Storm Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
|2||Yawanna Twist||Margin: 11¼||TrueNicks: NR||$97,000|
2007 | Bay Horse | Yonaguska - Twist and Pop, Oliver's Twist
Sire: Yonaguska, Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Raced 3 years. 18 starts, 6 wins, $536,355. Lifetime: 292 yearlings sold, median $22,000.
Broodmare Sire: Oliver's Twist, Dark Bay or Brown, 1992. In 2009: .71 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, ($70,000).
|3||Backtalk||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: B+||$53,350|
2007 | Chestnut Colt | Smarty Jones - Apasionata Sonata, Affirmed
Sire: Smarty Jones , Chestnut, 2001. Raced 2 years. 9 starts, 8 wins, $7,613,155. Lifetime: 160 yearlings sold, median $29,500.
Broodmare Sire: Affirmed, Chestnut, 1975. In 2009: 2.43 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2008 Yearling Sale, $250,000.
|1||American Lion||David Romero Flores||Eoin G. Harty|
|2||Yawanna Twist||Edgar S. Prado||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
|3||Backtalk||Miguel Mena||Thomas M. Amoss|
|4||Turf Melody||Jeremy Rose||H. Graham Motion|
|5||Dave in Dixie||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||John W. Sadler|
|6||Boulder Creek||Christopher A. Emigh||Craig Dollase|
|7||Stephen's Got Hope||Julio A. Garcia||Doug F. O'Neill|
|8||Game Ball||Willie Martinez||Mark E. Casse|
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Departing got his first taste of Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 16 by galloping 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Trina Pasckvale.2 days ago
GoldMark Farm and Whisper Hill Farm's Mylute, fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is a go for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Tom Amoss said the morning of May 11.Saturday, May 11, 2013
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing rolled to a strong 3 1/4-length victory in the $750,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne April 20, proving his class after a third-place finish in the March 30 Louisiana Derby.Saturday, April 20, 2013
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne.Thursday, April 18, 2013
The major Kentucky Derby by Yum! Brands preps are finished, but there's still some good 3-year-old racing out there. Let's take a look at the Grade III Coolmore Lexington Stakes and the Grade III Illinois Derby.Thursday, April 18, 2013
It may not be worth points on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but the $750,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a packed field of 14, including some familiar names, when entries were taken April 17Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Rather than make a last-ditch effort to get Dewey Square into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Dale Romans said it is likely the colt will be pointed toward the $750,000 Illinois Derby.Monday, April 08, 2013
Hawthorne Race Course will begin the 2013 live Thoroughbred racing season in the Chicago area Feb. 15 for a 49-day winter/spring meet that concludes April 28.Thursday, February 14, 2013
American Lion, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tiznow, sired his first reported foal when a bay filly was born Jan. 31 at Red Riding Hood Stables near Holly, Mich.Sunday, February 03, 2013
The Illinois Racing Board Jan. 29 approved an increase in the purse for this year's Illinois Derby (gr. III) at Hawthorne Race Course and a renewal of the $400,000 American St. Leger started last year at Arlington.Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A new Ocala area farm named Sovereign Farm of Ocala will stand three stallions in 2013 in graded stakes winners Field Commission, Backtalk, and Motovato.Wednesday, December 12, 2012
In a lawsuit filed last month, Arlington Park contends the Illinois Racing Board acted improperly when it seized 18 simulcast host days and awarded them to rival Hawthorne Race Course.Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Steve and Lenny examine the BC Ladies' Classic, Juvenile Fillies, I'll Have Another, Aqueduct and the Illinois Derby. Plus a list of the top 10 things Churchill will do if it take's over NYRA. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.Wednesday, October 03, 2012
A sloppy track in 1988 saw Alysheba scratch from the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), paving the way for Waquoit to splash home by 15 lengths. Who in this year's cast has the best off-track form?Friday, September 28, 2012
Turbo Compressor goes after the biggest score of his career Aug. 18 when he heads a field of nine in the 38th running of the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Pimlico Special (gr. III), returning to the Pimlico racing calendar after a three-year hiatus, has drawn a sold field of 10 handicap horses, headed by Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) winner Alternation.Monday, May 14, 2012
Alternation shocked a strong field in the $400,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 14 at Oaklawn Park, leading all the way for his third consecutive stakes win of the meet.Saturday, April 14, 2012
Recent grade I winners Hymn Book and Ron the Greek head a strong field of eight for the $400,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 14.Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Evan recaps the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, Illinois Derby and Ashland Stakes from the weekend.Monday, April 09, 2012
With Sheldon Russell aboard for trainer Hamilton Smith, Skeedattle Stable's Done Talking ran down Morgan's Guerrilla in the final yards to post a 12-1 upset in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) April 7 at Hawthorne.Saturday, April 07, 2012
Three big Kentucky Derby preps are on tap on Saturday from around the country.Friday, April 06, 2012
In what is easily the most wide-open field of all the final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preps, the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a full field of 14 for the April 7 event at Hawthorne Race Course.Thursday, April 05, 2012
It's possible Todd Pletcher will have just one Kentucky Derby horse, and the name of that horse is Our Entourage.Thursday, April 05, 2012
Mike Repole is taking the son of Street Cry to the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III), where he will try to gain a berth in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Tuesday, April 03, 2012