I had a blast writing my latest Chicago Railbird column.
There’s little I like more than learning about Illinois breeding, and I noticed that Hero’s and Crooks has his first starter ever in Friday’s Arlington opener. I wondered how he ended up a sire, even in Illinois, given his modest race record. So, in addition to handicapping that race, I took a dive into his pedigree to uncover why he ended up standing stud in the first place. And, I found some interesting things.