For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
Driver Tim Curtin Passes
STICKNEY, IL Ė A fixture on the Illinois circuit for many
years, driver Tim Curtin passed away last night at the age of 61. Currently
tied for second in the driver standings at Hawthorne with 23 wins on the meet,
Curtin had an illustrious career that spanned back into the late 1970ís.
drove home 3,245 horses to victory during his driving career of over 40 years
for $22,749,563 in career earnings.† Curtin
also trained another 30 winners in that timespan as well.† His best season for victories came in 1997
when he drove 219 winners on the year while in 2008 he had a career year for
earnings with $1,900,785.† In 2019, Tim
had been the regular driver for top Illinois-bred Meyer on Fire, along with Jazzie Babe, a winner of four of her first five starts to
open her career.
son Pat had driven and trained in Illinois for many years as well.† A moment of silence will be held in Timís
memory prior to the start of races on Friday evening at Hawthorne.
Hawthorne Race Course, Chicagoís Hometown Track, returned
for live harness racing on Friday, May 3. The summer harness meet opened on
Friday, May 3 and races through September 22.†
Fall thoroughbreds close out the year, running from October 10 through
December 28.† For more information, visit
contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700.