Hawthorne Race Course
Hawthorne Race Course

Name of Track:
Hawthorne Race Course

Stickney/Cicero, IL, United States

Date Opened:

Course Type:
Flat/Thoroughbred / Harness

Main Track:
1 mile, oval

Last Turn to Finish Line:

1,320 feet

Turf course:
7  furlongs


Horse Racing at Hawthorne

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

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 Race Course Racing Information:

Live Racing:  Wednesday - Sunday

Live Racing Calendar: Thoroughbred racing: Spring and Fall | Harness racing: Summer

Notable Races at Hawthorne:

GII Events:
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap
Illinois Derby

GIII Events:
Hawthorne Derby
National Jockey Club Handicap
Robert F. Carey,Memorial Handicap
Sixty Sails Handicap


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