Hawthorne Race Course is a racetrack for horse racing in Stickney/Cicero, Illinois, near Chicago. The oldest continually run family-owned racetrack in North America, in 2009 the Horseplayers Association of North America introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America.
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Hawthorne Race Course, located near Chicago in Stickney/Cicero, IL, was originally opened in 1890 by businessman and Kentucky Derby winning thoroughbred owner Edward Corrigan. The track has changed ownership over the years, but is still family owned. Hawthorne currently holds a spring meet which runs from late February to the end of April. Its fall meet runs from the beginning of October through late December.

Hawthorne Race Course Track Layout
Hawthorne has a one mile dirt oval with one of the longest home stretches in the country It is known as a deep, tiring surface that suits horses with a late closing style. The turf course is a seven furlong oval that is used most frequently during the early months of the fall meeting.

Major Races and Events
Hawthorne is noted for its three signature races throughout the year: The Hawthorne Gold Cup (G.II), The Illinois Derby (Gr.III), and The Hawthorne Derby (G.III). The Hawthorne Gold Cup and Hawthorne Derby are run during the fall meet, while the Illinois Derby is run during the spring meet in April as a prep race for the Kentucky Derby.


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