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2011 Illinois Derby (G3)

Date/Track:
Post Time:
4:37 PM CT
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:51.91

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Illinois Derby (G3)...

Between them, jockeys Joel Rosario and Rafael Bejarano have won every riding title at a major meet in Southern California since 2008. However, in search of their first triumph in the Run for the Roses, each will ride long shots in the 137th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (Grade I) presente...Read More
  • steve m · i · 1083 days ago ·
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  • alwaysruffian · I started on my first farm at 17.....I don't bet unless I can see the horses warm up, I'll set and watch races to learn the Derby is tough, I know not to bet. · 1082 days ago ·
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Trainer Todd Pletcher has had his success through the years at Hawthorne and he was successful once again this year when Joe Vann was victorious in the Grade 3, $300,000 TVG Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. Owned by Zayat Stables, LLC and ridden by Florent Geroux, the three-year-old Silver Deputy colt s...Read More
Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby champ Watch Me Go headlines a full field of 12 entered for the 54th running of Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 TVG Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. The TVG Illinois Derby has been carded as the 7th race of a 10 race card with a post time of 4:37 CST. Owned by Gilbert Campbell and t...Read More
The Illinois Derby serves as the only real prep for the Kentucky Derby in the state, but this year a purse decrease has left the field a little light in the big name department. Initially the purse for the Illinois Derby was going to be $250,000, a decrease of 50% from recent runnings. It was howeve...Read More
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  • gardy · There will a triple crown winner this year, and his name is uncle mo.... · 1109 days ago ·
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  • Waya · Really sad what's happening in Illinois racing right now. · 1108 days ago ·
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My play,#4-Watch Me Go 1st,with #1-Lagoon Of Diamonds,#2-Smarter Than Ever,#3-Joe Vann,#5-Vouch For Victory,#6-Sour $20 Tri.
Zipse’s Kentucky Derby Daily – Day 33 Pedigree Spotlight written by Scott Dick Toby's Corner The Diane Cotter home bred -Toby's Corner has been ultra-consistent. He's won 3 of his 5 starts, with 2 third place finishes. He boasts an impressive victory in the Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct. Toby seemed ...Read More
  • zatt · All three of these colts should run Saturday ... my guess is at that one of them steps up and opens some eyes. Nice work, Scott. · 1112 days ago ·
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The partnership between Hawthorne Race Course and TVG for the Grade 3 Illinois Derby has allowed for the purse for the race to be increased from $250,000 to $300,000. The additional earnings potential may help top three-year-olds in their quest to qualify for the Kentucky Derby on May 7. “The TVG Il...Read More
It seems like we just finished a race meet but we have been idle nearly six weeks as live racing returns to Hawthorne Friday. In the fall, we closed with temperatures in the 50’s and a thawing racing surface. Since then we have had record snowfall and dropping temps. What has remained consistent, h...Read More
Hawthorne Race Course received permission from the Illinois Racing Board on Tuesday to reduce the purse of the Grade 3 Illinois Derby from $500,000 to $250,000. The racing board also approved Hawthorne’s request to postpone the Grade 3, $200,000 Sixty Sails until sometime during the track’s fall mee...Read More

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