Archive for December 2020

2020 Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity Preview

Saturday’s card at Hawthorne features the second of Hawthorne’s pair of juvenile stakes this meet: the Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity. Just like its fillies’ complement, last week’s Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante, the Jim Edgar has been shortened up to six and a half furlongs. And, the change in distance paid dividends: instead of failing to... Read more »

2020 Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante Preview

One of only two stakes races in Chicago this year happens this Saturday: the Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante, a $50,000 race that drew a field of seven juvenile fillies bred in the Land of Lincoln. This year marks a major change in the juvenile stakes this year in Illinois: instead of being run at a... Read more »