Over 600 Stalls Allocated for Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Harness Meet
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708)
600 Stalls Allocated for Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Summer Harness Meet
IL – With the summer Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Race Course meet to open on Thursday,
May 11, over 600 stalls have been allocated on the Hawthorne backstretch.Racing for the summer meet will be conducted
four nights a week, racing Thursday through Sunday evening with a 7:10 PM post
time. The Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Meet concludes on Sunday, September 24.
Attached to the release is the
list of allocated stalls for the meet. Horses, and
families of horsemen will be allowed to move onto the grounds of Hawthorne on
Thursday, May 4.Two days of qualifiers
will be offered prior to the open of the racing season.Qualifiers will take place on Friday, May 5,
and Monday, May 8.Each day qualifiers
will begin at 10:00 AM.During the
racing season, qualifiers will take place prior to racing on Thursday
evenings.Qualifiers will paddock in
Barn 1 on the Hawthorne backstretch.
The first day of entries will
take place on Monday, May 8. The draw schedule for the racing meet will be as
– Double draw races for Thursday and Friday
– No Draw, racing office closed
– Draw for Saturday races and Thursday qualifiers
– Draw for Sunday races
The entry box will be scheduled
to close at 9:00 AM with the exception of opening week as the box will remain
open until after qualifiers are completed.
For the first two qualifying
dates, entries for qualifiers for Friday, May 5 will be taken on Thursday, May
4. Entries for qualifiers for Monday, May 8 will be taken on Sunday, May
A reminder for horsemen, horses
will only be allowed to bed on straw, no shavings will be allowed.Barn D will be the paddock once again for the
meet.Paddock and Lasix times will be
posted prior to the first draw day.
The full barn list is located on
the next two pages.
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Course is the 4th oldest racetrack in the nation and the oldest sporting venue
in Illinois. Located in Stickney, Illinois on the edge of Chicago’s city
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and again in October through Dec. Standardbred harness racing is conducted in
May through September. The family-owned and operated business has been an
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