February 15th – April 28th
Hawthorne Race Course will kick-off it’s 122nd year of live thoroughbred racing on Friday, February 15. Located just 10 minutes from downtown, Chicago’s hometown track will feature an opening weekend full of fan-based promotions that showcase the up-close excitement and economical entertainment of the historic sport of kings.
The racing highlight of the meet will be the 56th running of the Illinois Derby (G3), to be held on April 20. The 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds received a 50% purse increase this year, with $750,000 up for grabs in the 2013 running of the race. “The Illinois Derby is the biggest dirt race in Illinois. It’s a vibrant part of Chicago sports history and a great way to get ready for the Kentucky Derby,” said Carey. We have a huge BBQ fest, live music, gate give-aways and so much more. If you can only make it to one live race, this is the day you want to come to the track.
Hawthorne will host live racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from February 15 thru April. Beginning in March the track will host live racing on Wednesdays. Daily first post is at 1:35PM.
HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE SPRING 2013
Dates: February 15th – April 28th
Hawthorne Race Course horse racing schedule: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from February 15 thru April. Beginning in March the track will host live racing on Wednesdays. Daily first post is at 1:35PM.
Hawthorne Race Course Information:
Main track (dirt): 1 mile, oval with 6 furlongs and 1 1/4 chutes
Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 1320 feet
Width of stretch: 75 feet
Turf: 7 furlongs
Bets available may include: Win, Place, Show, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Daily Double, Pick 3, and Pick 4.
About Hawthorne Race Course
Hawthorne Race Course has been Chicago’s hometown track for 122 years and currently offers the only traditional dirt racing for thoroughbreds in northern Illinois. Hawthorne’s spring meet opens February 15th and runs through April. Live racing is hosted Friday thru Sunday in February and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March and April. Daily post time is 1:35 PM, and admission costs $4.The historic track is located a half-mile north of I-55 on Cicero Avenue, and 2 miles south of I-290 on Laramie Avenue at 35th Street. For more information visit www.HawthorneRaceCourse.com or call Guest Services at 708-780-3733. Fans are welcome at Facebook.com/ClubHawthorne and for up-to-the-minute racing tips become a follower at Twitter.com/ClubHawthorne.