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Illinois Doles Out 2018 Race Dates

Published: September 27, 2017 1:27 pm ET

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The Illinois Racing Board has approved the Standardbred race dates for the 2018 season in the state.

Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Race Course will host a total of 112 programs of live harness racing in 2018.

Hawthorne will host live cards from January 5 through February 19, and will race four nights per week (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays).

The track will race on Monday, February 5 and Monday, February 19, but it will be dark on Thursday, January 11 and Super Bowl Sunday, February 4.

Hawthorne’s second meet will get underway on May 4 and will run through September 24. During that period, the track will race four nights per week (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays).

The track will race on Monday, July 2 and Monday, September 24.

The Illinois Racing Board also granted a total of 167 Thoroughbred dates for 2018.

To view a breakdown of the dates for both breeds, click here.

(With files from the Illinois Racing Board)


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