Archive for April 2012

Illinois Derby Day Preview

The most important race of the Hawthorne spring meet is upon us.  It’s Illinois Derby Day, with the feature set for race 9 on a ten race card. WGN will be showing the Illinois Derby, along with the Cryptoclearance,  in a program set to air from 5:00 pm CT to 6:00 PM CT. (Which airs... Read more »

Illinois Derby: A Recent History

The Illinois Derby will be held on Saturday, April 7th at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney/Cicero, Illinois. It’s just outside the Chicago city limits and about three miles north of Midway International Airport.  It will be run at a distance on nine furlongs (1 ⅛ miles) on the dirt.  Post time is slated for 5:45... Read more »