Keyword: Hawthorne

  • Hawthorne to Reduce Pick 6 Takeout to 16%

    Management at Hawthorne Race Course announced that its Pick 6 takeout -- the percentage of the wagering pool that is withheld by the state -- has been reduced to 16% for the 2007 spring meet.

  • Hawthorne to Race on Dec. 26

    Hawthorne will forgo live racing on Sunday, Dec. 24, and will instead run a full card on Tuesday, Dec. 26, the track announced.

  • Chicago Riders Razo, Torres Out with Injuries

    Two of the Chicago circuit's top riders, Eddie Razo Jr. and Francisco Torres, are expected to miss up to six weeks of action due to injuries suffered in separate incidents on Saturday at Hawthorne.

  • Hawthorne Anticipates Solid Racing for Fall Meet

    Chicago-area Thoroughbred racing action shifts Sept 15 to Hawthorne Race Course, where officials are encouraged by the number of stall applications--2,400 for 2,050 spots. Last fall, Hawthorne averaged more than nine horses per race.

  • Can Hollywood Story Repeat in Hawthorne?

    Defending champion Hollywood Story will attempt to snap a seven-race losing streak in Sunday's $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Jockey Toribio Out With Broken Hand

    Jockey Abdiel Toribio is expected to miss at least three weeks after he suffered a broken bone in his hand as the result of a spill in Friday's ninth race at Hawthorne.

  • Purse Increase, Large Fields Boost Hawthorne Handle

    Fueled by an increase in purses to begin the meet and the fullest fields in Illinois, Hawthorne posted an increase in total handle on live racing during the 2005 fall Thoroughbred meet.

  • Illinois Harness Tracks Impacted by Entry Box Boycott

    The Jan. 2 closing-day Thoroughbred program at Hawthorne Race Course may be the last live racing action of any kind in the Chicago area for a while. A dispute over purses has resulted in cancellation of harness racing at Balmoral Park and Maywood Park on the first two days of the New Year.

  • Frozen Track, Jockey Injury Lead Hoosier to Cancel

    Racing at Hoosier Park was canceled Wednesday night following the third race due to increasingly poor track conditions. An accident in the first race sent jockey Hector Rosario Jr. to the hospital.

  • Comebacking Kyle Kaenel Gets Return Win

    The 17-year-old apprentice Kyle Kaenel, out since April with two fractured vertebrae and a broken shoulder, rode his first winner since being injured when he brought home Edward Fortino's 3-year-old Dobson in the sixth race at Hawthorne on Sunday.

  • Perfect Drift, winning the 2004 Stephen Foster, is one of two horses seeking a second Hawthorne Gold Cup.

    Hawthorne Gold Cup Boasts Two Past Winners

    Hawthorne isn't wasting any time presenting its premier event. Just two days into the meeting, the Chicago track will host the $750,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (gr. II), and those ready to battle it out in Saturday's 1 1/4-mile race include the past two winners.

  • Hawthorne To See Purse Increase

    Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago announced an across-the-board purse increase for its meeting that will run Sept. 23 through Dec. 31.

  • Nine Entered in Illinois Derby

    With few standouts to emerge on the Kentucky Derby trail, a field of nine will be headed to Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) Hawthorne Park to see if they are the next to jump up and make a splash in the 3-year-old division.

  • Bare Necessities Seeks Second Sixty Sails Win

    Bare Necessities, winner of the 2003 Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course, will look to make it two years in a row when she returns to the Illinois track for the grade III, 1 1/8-mile event for fillies and mares April 24.

  • Jockey Zoe Cadman Retires

    Jockey Zoe Cadman, a past riding champion at Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois, has retired.

  • Weather, Full Fields Boost Hawthorne Opener

    Unseasonably warm temperatures in the Chicago area and field sizes that averaged more than nine horses per race helped boost the numbers during the opening weekend of the National Jockey Club meet at Hawthorne Racecourse.

  • Live Racing Returns to Chicago on Friday

    Live racing returns to the Chicago area Friday as the National Jockey Club at Hawthorne opens its spring meet at the track near Cicero, Ill. Opening day features a 10-race card with first post at 1:10 p.m. The 47-day meet runs through May 13

  • Razo Registers 2,000th Career Win

    Longtime Chicago rider Eusebio Razo Jr. scored his 2,000th career win aboard Shadoc in Hawthorne's second race on Friday afternoon.

  • High Winds KO Racing at Aqueduct, Laurel, Woodbine

    One day after leading to cancellation of the last two races at Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois, high winds also cancelled the Thursday card at New York's Aqueduct, Laurel Park in Maryland, and Woodbine in Canada.

  • Hawthorne Cancels Last Two Races Wednesday

    Extreme high winds in the Chicago area forced Hawthorne Race course to cancel the final two races on its card on Wednesday due to unsafe conditions.

  • Mystery Giver Leads List of Probables for Carey

    Reigning Illinois Horse of the Year Mystery Giver headlines the list of probables for the 21st running of the Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap on Saturday at Hawthorne.

  • Monmouth Winds Down, Oak Tree Heats Up

    The live racing season ends Sunday at Monmouth Park near Oceanport, N.J., and at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, but as those parks prepare to lay low for the winter, Hawthorne, Oak Tree, and Turf Paradise are gearing up for openings this weekend.

  • Gold Cup Heats Up Hawthorne Fall Meet

    The richest dirt race in Illinois, the Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) headlines the fall Thoroughbred season at Hawthorne Race Course. Hawthorne opens its 71-day meeting on Sept. 28.

  • Ten Most Wanted Works Easy Half

    Ten Most Wanted, a contender for Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II), work an easy half Tuesday at Hawthorne. He went :25.2, :38.0, and :49.4 in a breeze, galloping out 1:03.3 for the five-eigths of a mile under jockey Larry Sterling Jr. for trainer Wally Dollase.

  • Meier Off Indefinitely After Monday Spill

    Jockey Randy Meier broke his shoulder and a rib Monday at Hawthorne after his mount Demon Like bled and collapsed. Both jockey and horse are recovering.