On a day when the Illinois Thoroughbred gets some undivided attention, the six $100,000 stakes for horses foaled and/or conceived in the Prairie State will offer a variety of challenges for the average handicapper. Here is a closer look at the 2007 edition of the Phil Georgeff Festival of Racing to be held Nov. 3.
Win Me Over
- Bay Horse
- Born 2002
- IL -Bred
|Jockey||Eduardo E. Perez|
|Owner||Nancy A. Vanier|
|Breeder||Mr. & Mrs. Harvey L. Vanier|
|Win Me Over View Five-Cross Pedigree||Friendly Lover||Cutlass|
|Wade for Me||Western Playboy|
Four Illinois divisional champions from 2004 are prominent among 65 horses entered for the six $75,000-added stakes races that comprise the sixth annual Prairie State Festival to be held Saturday at Arlington Park.
With few standouts to emerge on the Kentucky Derby trail, a field of nine will be headed to Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) Hawthorne Park to see if they are the next to jump up and make a splash in the 3-year-old division.
|Will Take Charge|
|Mucho Macho Man|
|Game On Dude|