The 55th edition of the Illinois Derby will feature the largest field in the event's history, with a field of 14 three-year-olds competing in the $500,000, 1 1/8-mile stakes at Hawthorne Race Course.
The 14 entries will be joined by three additional eligible horses to bring the total to 17.
"We're thrilled to have the largest field we've ever had for the Illinois Derby," said track president Tim Carey. "We're extremely proud that the race has shaped up the way it has, especially since we were able to raise the purse this year. It's indicative of what we could accomplish and the kind of horses we could have running in Illinois on a regular basis if we had slots at the racetracks to fund a competitive purse structure."
|1||Romancing The Gold
|3||Ring It Up||L. Wade||15-1|
|4||Currency Swap||S. Bridgmohan||4-1|
|7||Saturday Launch||C. Emigh||15-1|
|8||Z Rockstar||Q. Hamilton||10-1|
|10||Frankie Is Rock||E. Perez||30-1|
|11||Our Entourage||E. Castro||9-2|
|12||Morgan's Guerrilla||R. Napravnik||10-1|
|13||Done Talking||S. Russell||20-1|
The additional eligible horses are Explain (Francisco Torres, 20-1), Arm Force (Eddie Castro,15-1) and Defiant Flyer (Seth Martinez, 30-1)
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