Series Finals Wrap-Up Sunday

By Mike Paradise Hawthorne’s summer meet’s Late Closers Series get wrapped up Sunday night with a threesome of finals with five digits pots on the line. First up is the $14,000 Late Closer (No. 2) third race trot where the draw wasn’t kind to Major Legacy, the winner of this series first two legs for […]

Wet and Wild Night for the Gals

By Mike Paradise In yesterday’s column the headline of the story read: “No Sure Things in Gal’s Late Closers” and that turned out to be one very accurate statement. Maybe the rain and sloppy track at Hawthorne had something to do with it. Maybe it was just time for some fireworks to start off the […]

No Sure Things in Gals Late Closers

By Mike Paradise The decision to start off Hawthorne’s summer meeting with over a dozen Late Closer Series has proven to a wise one, not only for the racetrack and its mutuel-handle, but also for horsemen and their owners along with for the betting public. A heavy dose of series nominations have enable the series […]

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to finish their spring session on Monday, May 31st. A budget is still not in place. There are on-going discussions between Democrat and Republican leadership. The hope is that the powers to be will find some common ground within the next week and do what is best for the […]