Hawthorne Winter Racing Series Returns

Published: November 17, 2021 11:37 am EST

With the 2022 winter harness season kicking off on Friday, Jan. 7 at Hawthorne Race Course, racing secretary Robin Schadt has announced 12 winter series races for the season.

A split of six pacing and six trotting opportunities will be offered with both open-company and state-bred options available for horsemen. Each of the winter series races will offer two legs along with a series final. The purse on each of the legs is $12,000 while the series final will go for $24,000. The top 10 money-earning horses combined for the legs will qualify for the final. There is a $200 fee per horse to nominate and no entry fee to race. Nominations for the races must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2021.

To nominate, download and fill out the nomination form located under the green tab labeled “Condition/Nomination Form” in the Horsemen section of the Hawthorne website. Any questions can be emailed to [email protected].

Hawthorne Race Course, Chicago’s Hometown Track, races year-round in 2022. The winter harness season begins Friday, Jan. 7 and races through Sunday, March 20. Spring Thoroughbreds kick off Saturday, April 2 and conclude Saturday, June 25. The summer harness season begins on Thursday, June 30 and races through Sunday, Sept. 11. Fall Thoroughbreds return Friday, Sept. 23 and race though Saturday, Dec. 31. For any information about Hawthorne Race Course, visit HawthorneRaceCourse.com.