Illinois Tracks Submit Dates Requests

Total of 420 programs requested for 2010.

Racetracks in Illinois submitted their 2010 racing dates request July 31 with the state’s racing board. Between Arlington Park, Hawthorne Race Course, and Fairmont Park, a total of 420 racing programs were requested.

The requests from the three stakes are:

Arlington Park: 90 programs, April 29 through Sept. 26, Thursdays through Sundays. and 2; Feb. 12 through Feb. 28, dark Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, racing on Sunday, Feb. 28; March 1 through April 10, dark Sunday, Monday and Thursday; April 11 through May 2, dark Monday and Thursday.

Hawthorne Race Track: 180 programs, Jan. 1

Fairmont: 150 programs, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

This compares to the 2009 approval of 112 live programs for Hawthorne, 75 for Fairmont, and 98 for Arlington.