Posts in category "Hawthorne Gold Cup"

Last Gunfighter Fires Winning Shot in Hawthorne Gold Cup

STICKNEY/CICERO – - It may have taken a slow 2:06.11 to negotiate the ten furlongs of the Grade Two, $350,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup on a mild late-November evening, but it was a logical result nonetheless in the 77th renewal of the showcase race of the Hawthorne Fall meet. The early pace would be set by... Read more »

2013 Hawthorne Gold Cup Day Picks and Ponderings

The showcase race of the Hawthorne Fall Meet is the G2 Hawthorne Gold Cup, with a pot of $350,000.  “Picks and Ponderings” will be on-site at Hawthorne Race Course.  In addition to the TV/radio coverage and promotions, there will be a qualifying tournament held on site at Hawthorne for the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), with... Read more »

Hawthorne Gold Cup Preview

For about a decade, the Hawthorne Gold Cup occupied the first Saturday of October on the calendar and served to kick off the Hawthorne Fall meet.  As a result, it doubled an intersectional Breeders’ Cup prep race. This year, the Hawthorne Gold Cup moves to November and goes to an old-school position on the calendar,... Read more »

G1 Winner Alpha Among Hawthorne Gold Cup Probables

WGN-TV will present live coverage of the Grade 2, $350,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup at a mile and a quarter on dirt on Saturday November 30.  The program airs from 5:00 pm Central time to 6:00 pm Central time.  Post time for the Gold Cup is set for 5:45 pm CT, carded as the eighth of... Read more »

Hawthorne Fall Preview: Seven Questions

With the calendar reading October, live thoroughbred racing in Chicago shifts from Arlington Park in the northwest suburbs to Hawthorne Race Course in the southwest suburbs.  As with cross-town Arlington Park, “Picks and Ponderings” will be providing coverage (on site for stakes races) all meet long, and you can get e-mail updates all meet long... Read more »

2012 Illinois Racing Year in Review

As live thoroughbred racing in Chicago goes on a six-week hiatus, the winter vacation seems a good time to take a deep breath, reflect, and look back on the year that was. Sure, there were the standard three thoroughbred meets, the yearly race fixtures, and handle statistics. We’ll recap them, and more, in the paragraphs... Read more »

Hawthorne Gold Cup Day Recap

STICKNEY/CICERO– The opening weekend of Hawthorne’s Fall meet featured three stakes, with two turf stakes featuring logical winners surrounding a longshot in the G2 Hawthorne Gold Cup.  Here’s a recap of all three stakes. Indian Maid Stakes: ROMACACA Dominates In the $100,000 Indian Maid Stakes, eight turf females saw the starter. Morning line favorite ROMACACA... Read more »

Hawthorne Gold Cup Day Preview

“I’ve got this thing and it’s <redacted> golden”   –Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich He was talking about a senate seat and he is now serving time in a federal prison, but Hawthorne Race Course can say that quote this week and not sound corny. The first week in October features a staple of the Fall... Read more »

Hawthorne Fall Preview

A look from the grandstands of recently-closed Arlington Park meet shows weeping willows that shield the track from Wilke Road, willows that started to take on orange and yellow hues in the final days of the Arlington meet. A look from the grandstands of about-to-open Hawthorne Race Course show much less greenery, a water tower,... Read more »
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