At this point in the year, Chicago is typically handicapping a speed-loving winter dirt track at 35th and Cicero.
This year is a little different. For the first time ever, we are a week into December at Hawthorne, and the card features turf racing.
Wednesday’s card at Hawthorne features a pair of turf miles: one for $15,000 N2L types, and one for N1X allowance-optional company. They both drew healthy-sized fields, despite how many grass horses have left for warmer climes.