During these stressful last few months of 2020, we wanted to let you know that Hawthorne Racetrack is just days away from starting the demolition of sections of the grandstand. Once that is completed, the actual construction of the Racino will begin shortly thereafter. Their goal is to have it open by the end of 2021.
Regarding the payment of purses for the Springfield/DuQuoin races held at Hawthorne and the NOC races, we are hopeful that money will be available to everyone within the next 2-3 weeks. We are doing everything in our power to encourage the State to transfer this money as quickly as they can from the Illinois Dept. Of Ag. over to Hawthorne for deposit into our accounts. Obviously, under these circumstances, the State is under a cash crunch and we are waiting in line like many other industries. Hang in there, be smart and be safe.