Hawthorne, Arlington schedule 123 live programs for 2019

By: Tom LaMarra

Posted: Oct. 11, 2018

The Illinois Racing Board has approved a schedule of 123 live Thoroughbred racing programs at Hawthorne Race Course and Arlington Park for 2019.

Hawthorne will race 52 programs over two meets–21 in January, March and April, and then 31 in October, November and December. Arlington was awarded 71 programs from May through September.

Hawthorne next year will race the first two Fridays and Saturdays in January, and then be dark until March 15.

The complete schedule for the two tracks is available here.

(Hawthorne Race Course photo courtesy of ITHA)