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Hawthorne Race Course was closed due to the coronavirus on 16 March 2020 and reopened on 2 October 2020.
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Hawthorne Race Course is a one mile horse track in Cicero, Illinois featuring harness, quarter horse and thoroughbred racing and is open daily 6am-midnight (simulcasting), live racing February-April, October-December. The property has one restaurant.

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Hawthorne Race Course Address

3501 South Laramie Avenue
Cicero, Illinois 60804-4598
United States

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FYI: Harness racing will be back at Hawthorne May 2021!
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Hawthorne Race Course News

Illinois' first off-track sportsbook approved to operate

Hawthorne Race Course and PointsBet have been approved by the Illinois Gaming Board to open the state’s first off-track and non-casino sportsbook beginning on Wednesday, 27 January.

PointsBet opens sportsbook at Hawthorne Race Course

The brick and mortar sportsbook at Hawthorne is the first of four locations in Chicago that the companies will open as Illinois partners.

PointsBet mobile sports betting goes live in Illinois

Illinois marks the fourth operational state for PointsBet’s sports betting product, following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, and Indiana.

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Contact Information
Website -
Facebook -
General Information - (708) 780-3700
Toll Free - (800) 850-4188
FAX - (708) 780-3677
FAX - (708) 780-3757
Other Gaming
  • Daily Double, On 1,2,8,and 9 races  - $1.00 minimum bet
  • Exacta, On all races  - $1.00 minimum bet
  • Pick 3, On 4th through 7th race  - $1.00 minimum bet
  • Race Book
  • Superfecta, On 2nd and 8th race  - $1.00 minimum bet
  • Trifecta, On 2nd through 7th, 9th and 10th. - $1.00 minimum bet
Restaurants and Bars
  • Gold Cup Dining Room - American
Hawthorne Race Course Features
2002 Racing Dates (June 7 - July 13 and November 1), Entrance Fee (Grandstand Admission: $1, Clubhouse Admission: $3.25), Live Racing (Wednesday through Sunday), Major Race Dates ($500,000 Illinois Derby, May 8; $150,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap, July 24; $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, October 9; $250,000 Hawthorne Derby, October 10; $100,000 Hawthorne Juvenile Stakes, November 13), Nearby Airport (Midway), Post Times (1:10 p.m.), Takeout Information (17%: Win, place, show; 20.5%: Daily Double, Exacta; 25%: Trifecta, Pick 3, Superfecta)
Track Information
  • Racing Types: Harness, Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse
  • Abbreviation: HAW
  • Length: 1 mile
  • Stretch Width: 75 feet
  • Length of Home Stretch: 1,320 feet
  • Running Direction: Counterclockwise
  • Seating Capacity: 35000
  • Clubhouse Seating Cost: $3.25
  • Grandstand Seating Cost: $1.00

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