Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Rejoins NTRA, Returns Illinois Derby To Racing Schedule

Hawthorne Race Course, the nation’s fourth-oldest racetrack, located in the Chicagoland townships of Cicero and Stickney, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). Hawthorne has emerged as one of the leading destinations for NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifying contests in recent years and will further expand on that position thanks to discounted NTRA […]

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Illinois: Horsemen’s Association, Hawthorne Reach Two-Year Contract Agreement

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has reached a two-year contract with Hawthorne Race Course, covering the racing seasons of 2017 and 2018. The ITHA released the following statement which included the following highlights of the agreement: Purse Levels: The contract is intended to maximize purses at Hawthorne by ensuring they start at the same level they […]

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Arrests Made After Fatal Stabbing At Hawthorne Race Course

Three people are in police custody after a man was stabbed to death in the barn area at Hawthorne Race Course on Wednesday. ABC-7 Chicago reports that the victim was identified as Rodrigo Flores Garcia, 30. Two men and a woman were taken into custody by police Thursday morning. Investigators say that all four were stable employees at the racetrack. According […]

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A Little Off The Top: Hawthorne Implements Minor Purse Cuts

Hawthorne Race Course officials will begin cutting purses for racing starting April 7, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. According to the article, maiden special weight and allowance purses will be cut $1,000. Lower-level claiming purses were trimmed $200, while the lowest level purses were left unchanged. The minor cuts were needed in […]

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Hawthorne: Illinois Derby, Sixty Sails Likely Dropped From Spring Schedule

The 2016 spring race meet gets underway March 11 at Hawthorne Race Course, and it appears that there may not be any stakes races on the schedule this season. According to the Daily Racing Form, Hawthorne officials are planning to eliminate the spring stakes races in order to direct more funds into the purse account for overnight races. As […]

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Hawthorne Harness Meet Handle ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Hawthorne Race Course hosted its first harness meet in eight years this winter, beginning Jan. 8 and set to end Saturday night. Director of publicity and racing analyst Jim Miller told drf.com that the meet’s handle “exceeded expectations,” due to the racing secretary’s efforts to card full fields with claiming conditions and the fact that […]

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Hawthorne: Mandatory Hi-5 Payout Wednesday; Pick 4 Takeout Reduced Starting Jan. 1

With a carryover building over the past month, the Jackpot Hi-5 carryover at Hawthorne Race Course has risen to $294,219. With the end of the meet nearing, a mandatory payout on the Hi-5 will be Wednesday, December 30. The Hi-5 is a $.20 wager that requires the player to select the first five finishers in […]

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Game On: Club Hawthorne Caught Trolling Heckler On Twitter

In what proved to be a very entertaining exchange on Saturday, @ClubHawthorne, Hawthorne Racecourse’s official Twitter account, engaged in a conversation with the Twitter account Nunya (@playingponies). It all began with an innocent promotional post by Jim Miller (@HawthorneJim): Track fast for races Saturday @ClubHawthorne — Jim Miller (@HawthorneJim) December 19, 2015 The operator of […]

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Hawthorne Cancels Wednesday Card Due To Dangerous High Winds

Wednesday’s live racing card at Hawthorne has been cancelled due to dangerous wind conditions. A recent system through the Midwest that brought rain and heavy winds on Tuesday has led to increased winds out of the South on Wednesday with gusts in excess of 50 MPH. All races that were originally carded on Wednesday will […]

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