Posts in category "Hawthorne Gold Cup"

Red Rifle Shoots to Hawthorne Gold Cup Triumph

STICKNEY/CICERO — On a mild and breezy evening on West 35th, the Grade Two, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup was contested at a mile and a quarter on fast dirt.  With a field of eleven in the gate, it was the largest field in five years to contest the race, the only graded stakes and only... Read more »

2014 Handicapping Feast: Hawthorne Gold Cup Day Full-Card Analysis

The biggest day of the Hawthorne fall meet is here: Hawthorne Gold Cup Day.  Though the Hawthorne Gold Cup (GII) is the centerpiece of the action, there is more going on than just that race.  There is a full card of nine races scheduled at Hawthorne.  If you like maiden races, there are a couple... Read more »

2014 Handicapping Feast: Hawthorne Gold Cup Preview

For additional information on this race, please consult Paul Mazur (PM)’s preview for Blood-Horse. 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 also functioned as a Breeders’ Cup prep race. For the second... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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    • In reply to Dominic Cilli:
      Thank you for reading, Dominic, and enjoy the Breeders' Cup! Our Saturday picks should be out later today.
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      Once again, thanks for all the hard work. I look foward to reading your Saturday picks
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      thank you so much for reading! I'm so glad you find them useful. Paul has seen them as well; we ...
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      thanks for the feedback. I've gone back and added the date of the race, and will remember to do ...
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