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» Great Choices in this year’s Vox Populi
11/25/14 08:26 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  In a short time, the Secretariat Vox Populi Award has done a marvelous job of reflecting the collective heartbeat of racing fans from coast to coast. It has also excelled at identifying the single most popular horse in America. Wh...

» 2015 Kentucky Derby Watch: American Pharoah
11/24/14 12:48 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Overview - Owned by Zayat Stables, and trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah currently stands as the 11-1, top choice, on the most recent 2015 Kentucky Derby future odds from Wynn Las Vegas. With two impressive Grade 1 winning ...

» Picks and Ponderings: Fall Highweight and Hollywood Turf Cup Preview
11/23/14 21:42 from Blinkers Off
With the holiday, the weekend starts early.  As a result, handicapping for the weekend also starts early.  Picks and Ponderings is doing a series of previews of races all around the country, starting with two on Thanksgiving Day.  I [fig...

» 2014 Thanksgiving Handicapping Feast 1: Fall Highweight & Hollywood Turf Cup
11/23/14 21:21 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
We at Picks & Ponderings wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.  But it is worth noting that Thankgiving in the racing world is a high water day.  It serves as the (traditional) opening of the Fair Grounds, a New Orleans-based oval.  It serv...

» Best Thanksgiving Racing: Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, or Del Mar?
11/23/14 13:48 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  There can be no doubt that the best racing in America after the Breeders’ Cup is over, happens over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Leading the way are the offerings served up by Aqueduct , Churchill Downs , and Del Mar . Each of t...

» Picks and Ponderings: Sun Power and Showtime Deb Stakes Recap
11/22/14 22:38 from Blinkers Off
Today the juvenile Illinois-bred sprinters took center stage at Hawthorne, with the Sun Power Stakes for colts and geldings and the Showtime Deb Stakes for the fillies.  The track was playing a bit more fairly than during the week thanks...

» 2014 Sun Power and Showtime Deb Stakes Recap
11/22/14 19:40 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
STICKNEY/CICERO -- On the second of five stakes race days for the meet, the juveniles took the spotlight.  The horses -- and the people -- got a break today, as the weather warmed up into the forties.  The track finally got some rain ove...

» Ocho Ocho Ocho equals Jackpot at Delta Downs
11/22/14 14:22 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  All in to keep his perfect record intact, Ocho Ocho Ocho battled all the way to the wire to win a gritty photo over Mr. Z in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot . The job wasn’t done there, though, as the son of Street Sen...

» Full-card Hawthorne Picks and Analysis: 11.22.14
11/21/14 22:35 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
This is a slightly edited version of a piece that appeared originally at Blinkers Off . Tomorrow the state-bred juveniles take center stage, with the running of the Sun Power Stakes and the Showtime Deb Stakes. The card even kicks off wi...

» Eh Cumpari!
11/21/14 14:18 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  One of the biggest surprises at Aqueduct so far this fall came two weeks ago when first time starter Eh Cumpari shocked the world to the tune of a $93.50 return for anyone lucky enough to have him on top. No doubt the big payoff s...

» Chicago Railbird: 11.21.14
11/21/14 13:13 from Blinkers Off
This Saturday the stakes season at Hawthorne continues with a pair of six-furlong sprint stakes for the juveniles: the Sun Power Stakes for colts and geldings, and the Showtime Deb Stakes for fillies.  In my latest Chicago Railbird colum...

» Jim Vs.: the rematch!
11/20/14 11:58 from Blinkers Off
Back in March, I appeared on Jim Vs. for the first time.  Jim Vs. is the weekly handicapping competition at Hawthorne: each week, they bring one track-goer to give their picks on the pre-race show, and do a friendly handicapping contest....

» Jim Vs...Picks and Ponderings!
11/20/14 11:52 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
Every week, Hawthorne hosts Jim Vs.: a weekly head-to-head handicapping competition between Jim Miller, the track's television analyst, and one intrepid track-goer.  This week, I am that contestant.  I will be on the pre-race analysis sh...

» 2015 Kentucky Derby Watch: Carpe Diem
11/20/14 00:48 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Overview - Owned by WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables, and trained by Todd Pletcher, Carpe Diem currently stands as the 20-1, third choice, on the most recent 2015 Kentucky Derby future odds from Wynn Las Vegas. With three very...

» 2014 Showtime Deb & Sun Power Stakes Preview
11/19/14 21:57 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
This week, along with an in-depth look at Delta Jackpot Day, Picks and Ponderings continues its look at the Hawthorne stakes schedule with another week featuring the Illinois-breds.  This week, the pair of stakes focus on the two-year-ol...

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Recent headlines

Dom the Bomb, Timeaday impressive at Hawthorne (11/23)

Dom the Bomb blows away Sun Power field (11/22)

State-bred juvenile sprinters line up Saturday at Hawthorne (11/20)

Pair of exciting finishes at Hawthorne Race Course (11/18)

Solution for Hawthorne cats benefits the cats (11/17)

Coalport all out to prevail in Buck's Boy (11/15)

Coalport just gets there in Buck's Boy Handicap (11/15)

Turf runners kick off stakes season at Hawthorne (11/14)


 

 

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