M O R EL E S S

Racetracks

Hawthorne Race Course

Address: 3501 S Laramie Ave, Cicero, Illinois 60804, United States

 

Hawthorne Race Course is the oldest continually-run, family-owned, racetrack in North America and has celebrated live thoroughbred racing in Chicago for over 120 years.

In 1890, Edward Corrigan, a Chicago businessman who owned the 1890 Kentucky Derby winner, Riley, bought land in Cicero and started constructing a grandstand for a new racecourse. His track opened in 1891 with a five-race card including the Chicago Derby. In 1970, harness racing was held at Hawthorne in an effort to offer a product to lovers of standardbred racing.

As one of Illinois' most prominent horse racing tracks, Hawthorne hosts a big list of relevant racing events, including the annual Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap and the Illinois Derby. Hawthorne is now second tier to Arlington Park.

Illinois Racetracks:


Bet on Horses at Hawthorne

Place your bet at Hawthorne Park Race Track online anywhere, anytime at US Racing. Betting on stakes races has never been easier. View live entries and results for Hawthorne Park, up to the minute schedules, betting odds and a daily rebate.

To experience all that the Hawthorne Park Race Track has to offer, along with 200 of the world’s best horse racing destinations, join US Racing today. Our horse racing tracks include some of the most desirable tracks right here in the USA, as well as popular international tracks in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland!

 


Hawthorne Race Course Information:


Live Racing Calendar:  Hawthorne race track hosts thoroughbred racing in the Spring and Fall and harness racing in the Summer.
Course type:
 Flat/Thoroughbred
Notable races:
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap - Grade II, Illinois Derby - Grade II, Hawthorne Derby - Grade III, National Jockey Club Handicap - Grade III, Robert F. Carey, Memorial Handicap - Grade III, Sixty Sails Handicap - Grade III
Main track:
1 mile, oval
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,320 feet
Turf course:
7  furlongs

 


Racing News

Element wins Belmont feature

NEW YORK — Element continued his successful transition to the turf, rallying from last to win the $77,000 allowance feature Thursday at Belmont Park.One of three winners on the card ...
May 22, 2015

Raised a Secret wins feature at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. — Raised a Secret took command turning for home and went on to a two-length victory in the $60,000 feature for 3-year-olds Thursday at Santa Anita.Ridden by Rafael Be...
May 22, 2015

Barrel of Love wins Belmont feature

NEW YORK — Barrel of Love overcame a stumble at the start to win the $65,000 allowance feature for New York breds by four lengths Wednesday at Belmont Park.The 2-5 favorite trained b...
May 21, 2015

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney in racing HOF

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who bred Native Dancer among his 77 stakes winners and was instrumental in helping thoroughbred racing gain exposure on television,...
May 20, 2015