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Hawthorne's 2016 Stakes Schedule Set

February 10, 2016:

The 2016 Illinois conceived and foaled stakes schedule has been announced by Hawthorne Race Course and the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association....read on

Hawthorne Officials Pleased With Meet

February 8, 2016:

After a seven-year absence from Hawthorne Race Course, harness racing returned to the ‘Stickney Spa’ for a short four-week meet that kicked off on January 8. If the numbers that were put up are a sign of things to come, racing fans will be in for a treat when the Standardbreds return to Hawthorne in May for an extended five-month meet....read on

Cardinal, Violet Stakes Nominations Due

February 6, 2016:

Hawthorne Race Course, the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association and the Illinois Department of Agriculture would like remind horsemen that nominating payments for the 2016 Cardinal and Violet Stakes, to be contested at Hawthorne Race Course, are due to the Illinois Department of Agriculture by Monday, Feb. 15....read on

Whiskersonkittens Sweeps Series

February 6, 2016:

Hawthorne Race Course hosted the last two series finals for the winter meet on Friday night (Feb. 5) as the females were featured in the Pretty Direct and Ohyouprettything Pacing Series....read on

Topville Avatar Sweeps Dygert Series

February 4, 2016:

Thursday night at Hawthorne featured the final in the Dygert Trotting Series – an event restricted to male trotters who that were non-winners of three pari-mutuel races or $15,000 lifetime as of December 1, 2015.

The first two legs of the series were dominated by Topville Avatar as he won both legs by daylight. The final would be no different....read on

Over Friskie Sweeps Hawthorne Series

February 3, 2016:

A pair of series finals, along with a consolation final took place on a breezy Wednesday night at Hawthorne Race Course....read on

Huge Jackpot Payout Entering Final Week

January 30, 2016:

The final week of the 'winter' meet at Hawthorne Race Course kicked off in a big way on Friday, Jan. 29 as one lucky fan nailed the $84,000-plus carryover and Friday’s additional pool monies taking home a whopping $110,906 on the 20-cent minimum jackpot wager....read on

Dont Dali Around Scores 78-1 Upset

January 29, 2016:

Leg two of the Ohyouprettything and Pretty Direct pacing series for fillies and mares took place on Friday evening at Hawthorne Race Course....read on

Series Winners Face Off At Hawthorne

January 27, 2016:

As temperatures started to warm (into the 30s) for the final two weeks of the Hawthorne winter harness meet, times have sped up as has the competition. On Wednesday night at Hawthorne, a 'fast' track welcomed pacers for the second leg of the Whizzer R. White and Suburban Downs Pacing Series....read on

Hawthorne Series Produces 132-1 Upset

January 23, 2016:

The ladies were the focus on Friday evening at Hawthorne Race Course as divisions of the Ohyouprettything and Pretty Direct Pacing Series took place....read on

Dygert Trotting Series Kicks Off

January 22, 2016:

Trotters were the focus Thursday (January 21) at Hawthorne, as Leg 1 of the Dygert Trotting Series took place....read on

Pair Of Series Begin At Hawthorne

January 20, 2016:

Wednesday night kicked off the first legs of the Whizzer R. White and Suburban Downs Pacing Series at Hawthorne Race Course....read on

Allards, Hawthorne Lead Fundraiser

January 17, 2016:

Although they may be newcomers to Chicago racing fans, driver Simon Allard and brother/trainer Rene Allard are clearly in the hearts and minds of the local brethren after joining forces with Hawthorne Race Course to spearhead a fundraising drive to help those whose lives were devastated by the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre in Canada on January 4....read on

“It Was A Big Undertaking”

January 11, 2016:

Officials with Hawthorne Race Course had their work cut out for them to kick off the New Year: Turn a dirt Thoroughbred track into Standardbred racecourse in under one week’s time. The Illinois raceway was well under the wire in its endeavour, as it got the job done in roughly four days....read on

Racing Returns To Hawthorne Friday

January 6, 2016:

After nearly 10 years away, live harness racing action returns to Hawthorne on Friday evening with a 10-race card of full fields. With racing returning to Hawthorne, horsemen will see increased purses in Illinois, along with five day a week racing through Saturday, February 6....read on


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