Illinois Board Approves '09 Dates
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 9:21 AM
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2008 7:20 PM
On Sept. 15, 2008, the Illinois Racing Board approved the following racing schedule for 2009:
Hawthorne Race Course:
112 live programs: Jan. 1-Jan. 11, dark Tuesday and Wednesday;
March 6-April 30, five days a week, dark Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Easter, April 12 and April 30; and;
Oct. 1-Dec. 31, racing five days a week, dark Mondays and Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 and Christmas, with live racing Oct. 12.
98 live programs: May 1-June 30, racing four days per week, dark Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with live racing May 25;
July 1-Aug. 29, racing five days per week, dark Mondays and Tuesdays; and Aug. 30-Sept. 30, racing four days per week, dark Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, with live racing Sept. 7.
75 racing programs, April 7-Sept. 26, racing three days a week, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
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