Hawthorne Race Track

Hawthorne Race Course

Main Track: One Mile oval.
Turf Course: Seven Furlongs.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,320 feet.

Post Times
1:10 p.m.


Exotic Wagering Format
$1. Daily Double on 1st, 8th races.
$1. Exacta on all races.
$1. Trifecta on all races.
$1. “Rolling” Pick 3 starting with 1st race.
$1. Superfecta on races 2 through 10.
$1. Pick Six beginning on 3rd race.
$1. Pick Fours: the first starts on 2nd race, the second starts on 6th on 9 race card, 7th on 10 race card.

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 15%
Daily Double and Exacta: 17.5%
Trifecta, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Superfecta: 23%
Pick 6: 25%

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Hawthorne Race Course, Inc.
3501 South Laramie Avenue
Stickney/Cicero, Illinois 60804

Street Address:
3501 South Laramie Avenue
Stickney/Cicero, Illinois 60804

Telephone: (708) 780-3700
Fax: General Office (708) 780-3677; Racing Office (708) 780-3757; Simulcasting (708) 780-3790; Press Box (708) 780-3753
Website: www.hawthorneracecourse.com

Hawthorne Race Course was opened by Edward Corrigan in 1891, but was force to close briefly after suffering fatal damage in a 1902 fire. It was re-opened later that year, but suffered many setbacks in Prohibition-era Chicago in the late-1910s. It was given new life after finally being able to open legally in 1922, The track began to see tremendous growth and the creation of the Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap in 1929 was a major coup for the track.

Hawthorne combined harness and quarter horse racing with its thoroughbred schedule in 1970, but suffered another devastating fire in 1978, which caused Hawthorne to close for two years. It also hosted Arlington Park events in 1985 after a fire on those grounds. Those two tracks are considered the best racetracks in the state of Illinois.

Stakes Races

Hawthorne Gold Cup (Gr. 2)
Illinois Derby (Gr. 2)

Hawthorne Derby (Gr. 3)
National Jockey Club (Gr. 3)
Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (Gr. 3)
Sixty Sails Handicap (Gr. 3)

The Broadway Tax
Buck's Boy Handicap
The Chicago
Chicagoland Handicap
The Cubs Pacing Series
The Determination Plus
The Dunkster Trotting Series
The Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Open Trot
The Fox Valley Dynamic
The Fox Valley Evita
Governor’s Lady Handicap
The Gumcorner Lad
Honey Mark Stakes
Hula Chief Stakes
Illini Princess Handicap
Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity
The Lady Chicago
Lady Hallie Stakes
Land of Lincoln Stakes
Lightning Jet Handicap
Lost Code Stakes
The Master Shawn
Merry Colleen Stakes
Meafara Stakes
Milwaukee Avenue Handicap
Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante
Peach of It Handicap
The Plesac
Powerless Handicap
Regal Rumor Stakes
The Robert F. Carey, Jr. Memorial Open Pace
Showtime Deb Stakes
The Sox Pacing Series
The Star Slinger
Sun Power Stakes
War Emblem Stakes

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