Chicago Railbird: 1.13.15

Thoroughbred racing in Chicago may be on hiatus for the winter, but Chicago Railbird is still alive and well.

In this week’s edition, I take a look at the feature on the opening day at Oaklawn, the Dixie Belle Stakes.  The race has a long history of winners who have made their mark on the Chicago circuit as well, and has even had an Illinois-bred winner.  I look at that history of horses who have run so well both here and in the Dixie Belle.

Of course, I also handicap this year’s renewal of the race.  In a field of eight, two runners already have Chicago connections.  However, both have quite the tough task ahead of them in this spot.  I do have a strong top selection — as well as a chalk worth beating.

Head over to ShapperDaCapper, read the latest Chicago Railbird, and get ready for Friday’s Dixie Belle at Oaklawn!

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