It was 89 degrees at post time on Monday night (June 6) at Hawthorne Race Course. It seemed even hotter on the track itself.
Favourites ruled on opening night at Hawthorne but it was an entirely different story on Monday.
Though some of the winners were obvious choices, there were enough longshots to satisfy even the most jaded bettor.
We also got off to a good start with our series of Series.
AC Excellent Buy won the first leg of the Cubs Series on Sunday while Nasti Nicki took the first leg of the Sox Series on Monday, setting a new lifetime best mark in the process.
In fact, there were four lifetime marks set on Monday’s card.
Mister Wood in the first lowered his mark to 1.55; Fox Valley Future in the fourth lowered hers to 1.58.4; Nasti Nicki lowered hers 1.54 in the seventh; and Draw A Pair, in the ninth, lowered hers to 1.58.3
Courtesy Of Jim Miller, Publicity Director, Hawthorne Racecourse