Jamaica in His Familiar Underdog Role

By Mike Paradise Friday’s $27,500 Cardinal stake divisions for ICF male pacers are loaded with the likes of, 2017 Illinois Harness Horse of the Year Fox Valley Gemini, a romping winner in his opening Carey series, the Tom Simmons Stable’s Backstreet Lawyer, who raised some eyebrows with his 1:50.4 expeditious mile in his Carey division, […]

Spotlight Turns to ICF Sophomore Trotters

By Mike Paradise The inaugural 2018 legs of Hawthorne’s Night of Champions stake series moves over to the 3-year-old trotting divisions Sunday night with a pair of Beulah Dygert Memorial events for fillies early on the card and a single Erwin Dygert Memorial trot for colts and geldings later on the program. The second race […]

Some Sweet Matchups in Plum Peachy Stakes

By Mike Paradise The road to Hawthorne’s Night of Champions begins Saturday evening for ICF pacing fillies with the first legs of the Plum Peachy stake series. A total of four series legs will be contested at the summer meet with the 10 highest point earning fillies securing a spot in the late September championship. […]

Laurie Price-Chapman Stays Connected To Dad

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Carey Series Draws Quite Significant

By Mike Paradise You’ve read countless times on just how important the draw for post position can be in a major race. On the other hand it’s rare that you’ve seen much about another significant draw that can take place in a horse race and that’s the drawing of multiple divisions, when a series has […]