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Update On Illinois Impasse

February 21, 2014:

A report by the Chicago Tribune explains that Illinois’ Hawthorne Race Course for thoroughbreds is in the unusual position of leading off horse racing season in the state due to the impasse between the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association and the operators of Balmoral and Maywood Park....read on

New Vision From New Racing Secretary

June 11, 2013:

While gaming expansion in Illinois faces continued political delays, Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois has announced that it is making moves to further strengthen its racing product....read on

Want To Own A Horse With Ed Olczyk?

March 12, 2013:

Chicago Blackhawks fans have likely heard colour commentary from Ed Olczyk that also features the former player's love of horse racing....read on

ORC Issues Equine Herpes Warning

October 19, 2012:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been made aware of an outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus 1 at Hawthorne Race Course, a thoroughbred racetrack in Illinois. While racing will continue as scheduled at the track, Hawthorne has put a quarantine in place....read on

Illinois Slots Bill To Pass?

November 17, 2010:

Illinois Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association Executive Director Lanny Brooks has been cited as saying that he is more optimistic than ever before about the possibility of racetracks in Illinois getting slot machines...read on

Hawthorne Follows Churchill's Lead

October 7, 2009:

Hawthorne Race Course will offer a unique setting at the track with Twilight Racing on October 9 and 16...read on

Hawthorne Declares Bid For License

October 16, 2008:

Just seven miles from downtown Chicago on I-55 at the gateway to Midway Airport, the owner-operator of Hawthorne Race Course is proposing an entertainment destination unlike any in the nation, in its unprecedented bid for Illinois' tenth casino license....read on

Connections Comment On $90,000 Dygert

July 10, 2008:

For as long as Hawthorne Race Course has conducted a harness meet, the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot has been its featured racing event....read on


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