Keyword: Illinois Derby

  • Imperative (#5) with Javier Castellano win the 9th Running of the Charles Town Classic over Matt King Coal (#4) with Horacio Karamanos and War Story (#6) with Tyler Gaffalione on April 22, 2017.

    The Week in Photos 4/25/2017

    H.K. Jockey Club Community Trophy, Dixiana Elkhorn, Charles Town Classic, California Stakes, Power Of Music, Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, Capistrano, Illinois Derby, Whimsical and more.

  • The Factor, whose first foals are 3-year-olds of 2017, will be represented in the Illinois Derby by Multiplier

    Multiplier Looks to Move Up in Illinois Derby

    In his graded stakes debut, lightly raced Multiplier is slated to take on a field of six other more experienced sophomore colts and geldings in the $250,000 Illinois Derby (G3) April 22 at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Whiskey Ticket (right) holds off Conquest Curlinate to win the Illinois Derby.

    Whiskey Ticket Wins IL Derby Like a Pro

    Whiskey Ticket came off the one and only start of his career -- a March 19 maiden special weight victory at first asking at Santa Anita -- and bravely held off Conquest Curlinate to win the $400,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III).

  • Preakness Stakes: Norm Casse on Dynamic Impact

    Assistant trainer talks about the Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner on his first morning at Pimlico. Norm also comments on the speed in the race, the plan for Dynamic Impact, and the Illinois Derby win.

  • Departing runs away from the competition in the Super Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2750529198&k=gRZsSZG">Order This Photo</a>

    Departing Wins by Daylight in Super Derby

    There's no doubt Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's 3-year-old Departing is a talented runner, and he reinforced that point Sept. 7 by winning the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) by four lengths at Louisiana Downs.

  • Departing at Pimlico on May 16.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2516000772&k=hfbp7nk">Order This Photo</a>

    Departing Sees Pimlico for First Time

    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.

  • Mylute<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2487725846&k=Gqc3xhc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mylute Confirmed for Preakness Stakes

    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.

  • Departing dominates the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne.

    Departing Dusts Rivals in Illinois Derby

    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.

  • Coolmore Lexington, Illinois Derby Selections

    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.

  • Dewey Square

    Illinois Derby, Preakness for Dewey Square

    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.

  • Done Talking won the 2012 Illinois Derby.

    Illinois Derby Purse Increased to $750,000

    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.

  • Racing at Arlington Park

    Arlington Files Suit Over Simulcast Dates

    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.

  • And They're Off: Octoberfest Edition

    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.

  • Done Talking pulls away late to win the Illinois Derby.

    Done Talking Delivers Illinois Derby Upset

    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.

  • Currency Swap is the 4-1 morning-line favorite for the Illinois Derby.

    Wide-Open Illinois Derby Draws 14

    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.

  • Hawthorne Race Course

    Brighter Days on Illinois Racing Horizon?

    Hawthorne Race Course opens its spring meet Feb. 17 with higher purses, a lot more horses on the grounds and a hopeful eye on both the weatherman and the state Capitol.

  • Hawthorne Racing

    IRB Protects Spring Meet at Hawthorne in 2012

    The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 27 rejected a 2011 racing dates proposal that would have eliminated the spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course, including the grade III Illinois Derby.

  • Weekend Derby Prep Analysis

    A huge weekend of racing like this, which includes three Derby preps and opening weekend of Keeneland, needs little introduction. Let's get right to it.

  • Triple Crown Insider - 04/08/2011

    A review of the Florida Derby, the Dream Big Moment with Robert LaPenta, owner of Dialed In, and a look at the three preps for the weekend: Wood Memorial, Illinois Derby, and Santa Anita Derby.

  • Tampa Bay Derby winner Watch Me Go is the lone stakes winner Illinois Derby.

    Watch Me Go Among 12 in Illinois Derby

    A little more than three weeks ago Watch Me Go was dismissed at odds of 47-1 in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II). Now, the son of West Acre is the horse to beat in the $300,000 TVG Illinois Derby (gr. III).

  • War Emblem

    Beverage Distributor on Old Sportsman's Site

    The site of old Sportsman's Park in Illinois will complete a kind of weird full circle with plans to build a new headquarters for Wirtz Beverage Illinois on the suburban Chicago acreage.