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2011 Hawthorne Gold Cup (G2)

Date/Track:
Post Time:
5:46 PM CT
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
2:04.68

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Hawthorne Gold Cup (G2)...

Now I know that the list of race tracks I had visited in my life consisted of two (Arlington and Canterbury) until very recently. I have to say though; I wish I would have discovered Hawthorne a lot sooner! And even to the last race of this fall meet, the track continued to put together great cards ...Read More
Today was my first ever visit to Hawthorne Race Course and I was not disappointed at all. In fact I felt right at home being surrounded by horse races and familiar faces, only this time it was at Chicago’s fall racing destination. The weather was perfect and the racing was even better. Before I go i...Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · Awesome post Chris, makes me want to be at Hawthorne. The Gold Cup has producied some really nice winners, I decided to look it up after reading this, impressive alumni list! You recap the action of the stretch drives different from anybody else I know, it's a really good style. · 921 days ago ·
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  • gabriel · Hi Dad!!! · 917 days ago ·
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Ken and Sarah Ramsey had a nice day on Saturday capped by a fine Grade 2 score in the 75th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup.  The race, contested at 1 ¼ miles on a fast Hawthorne track initially appeared to be a matchup between Rule and Giant Oak, but wide trips compromised b...Read More
Giant Oak returns home to Chicago to compete against nine others in the Hawthorne Gold Cup...Read More
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  • Winplacsho · Very evenly matched group. Giant Oak is also a sleeper for me in the Classic...not to win but to land in the bottom of the exotics at a huge price, very similar to Fly Down last year. I think his races at Saratoga are better than they appear, since no one could make up any significant ground in the stretch at Saratoga all year. · 923 days ago ·
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  • youbet.dereksimon · Solid analysis Chris! · 923 days ago ·
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Reigning Illinois-bred Horse of the Year and multiple Grade 1 winner, Giant Oak heads a field of 10 for the 75th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup.  To be contested on the dirt at 1 ¼ miles, the Gold Cup will go as the 9th race on the Saturday Hawthorne Card with a 5:45 PM pos...Read More
With overnights boosted 50%, a full backside and a promotions schedule tripled from 2010, the Hawthorne Race Course fall thoroughbred meet kicks off on Saturday, October 1 with full fields and great racing action.  The Opening Day nine race card has 89 horses entered within the body of the race...Read More
The Grade 2, $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap returns as the marquee race for the Hawthorne fall thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, October 1.   After being run for $250,000 in 2010, the release of funds from HB 1918 and HB 4758 has allowed an increase in the Gold Cup purse to th...Read More

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