Hawthorne’s Opening Night a Friday Away

By Mike Paradise Opening night of Hawthorne’s summer harness racing starts up in just one week and a look at the first condition sheet indicates the early portion of the meet will put the emphasis on the Late Closer Series. The draw for the May 4th opener will be this Monday (April 29), with entries […]

Hawthorne Stall Allocation Finalized

2018 Summer stall allocation

Update from Hawthorne

All horses must have a current negative coggins test (within one year) and a current EHV (rhino) vaccination (within 180 days) on file in the racing office which must be dated and signed by the veterinarian. Additionally, all horses originating from out of state must present a valid health certificate dated within 10 days of […]

County Fair Money Released

The Illinois Comptroller’s office notified the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs recently that the money for the premium fairs for their reimbursements was being released. Although this is not an issue specific to Illinois horse racing, we understand that many horsemen are also actively involved with their county fairs and would appreciate the good news.  Good […]

Important Hawthorne Update

All horses wishing to enter into races at Hawthorne must have a current EHV-1 vaccination on file prior to entry.  This paperwork will not be collected at the stable gate, but instead must be on file in the racing office.  The verification of EHV-1 vaccination will be confirmed by racing office staff for every entry. […]