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Hawthorne Race Course

Racing information plus notable races at Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne > Thoroughbred Betting

RaceTrack Info:
Live Racing Calendar:
January - April
October - December

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 mile, oval

Last Turn to Finish Line:
1,320 feet

Turf course:
7 furlongs

Known as the oldest continually-run family-owned racetrack in North America, Hawthorne Race Course has celebrated live thoroughbred racing in Chicago's for more than 120 years. Currently Hawthorne is now second tier to Arlington Park, the premier horse racing track in Chicago.

Developed by Edward Corrigan, a Chicago businessman who owned the 1890 Kentucky Derby winner, Riley, the track opened in 1891 with a five-race card including the featured Chicago Derby.

As one of Illinois' most prominent horse racing tracks, Hawthorne hosts a significant list of relevant racing events, including the annual Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, Illinois Derby, as well as November's Illinois Festival of Racing restricted to state-breds.

Notable Races on Hawthorne Race Course:
GII Races
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap

GIII Races
Illinois Derby
Hawthorne Derby
Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap
Sixty Sails Handicap