Archive for December 2013

Rambling Richie a Wire-to-wire Edgar IL Futurity Winner

STICKNEY/CICERO – – The top two in the Sun Power Stakes a month ago, RAMBLING RICHIE and SOLAR FLAIR, were among the nine Illinois-bred two-year-olds in the gate for the $125,000 Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity, the last major stakes of the season at Hawthorne Race Course. Quite a few of the two-year-olds in the field... Read more »

2013 Edgar Illinois Futurity Preview

Born in Oklahoma in 1946, Jim Edgar served two terms in the 1990s as Governor of Illinois. Governor Edgar is a rare species: an honest Illinois politician, as the Prairie State would then have two consecutive governors who each have faced criminal charges and prison sentences. He maintained and left office with favorable approval ratings.... Read more »

Lakotadreamcatcher pulls upset in Whitworth Debutante

STICKNEY/CICERO – – If anyone other than SASY MS ELIZABETH, a two-time stakes winner and last-out victor won the $125,000 Pat Whitworth Debutante for two-year-old Illinois-bred fillies, it would be considered an upset.  The public saw it that way, making her a strong 4/5 favorite. And on a clear, cold night at Hawthorne that upset... Read more »

2013 Whitworth Debutante Preview

Patricia (Pat) A. Wentworth (1936-2011) served for many years as an executive board member of the Illinois Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Foundation, ITBOF, a “not-for-profit service corporation, representing Illinois breeders and owners and dedicated to the growth and development of the Illinois state-bred incentive program for Thoroughbreds.” While President of the ITBOF board, the Illinois... Read more »