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Arlington International Illinois Racing is still alive at Arlington through our OTB's, A-Club Program, and International Simulcasting. Find out more about great horseracing action as well as a full schedule of expos held at Arlington International this fall.
Fairmount Park Website Illinois Mailing Address: 9301 Collinsville Road Collinsville, Illinois 62234 Electronic Mail Address: email@example.com Location: One half mile south west of I-55/70 and I-255 Junction. The Course One mile oval combination for thoroughbred and standardbred racing constructed of clay and sand mixture. There are two chutes for six furlong and 1 1/4 mile races. Distance from last turn to finish line is 1,050 feet and the distance from the finish line to the first turn is 330 feet. The track width is 80 feet in the frontstretch and the first turn and 70 feet in the backstretch and far turn. Construction began 1924 by Culflash & Edwards and completed by Colonel Bradley and Matt Winn with design fashioned after Churchill Downs.
Hawthorne 1998 Information Thoroughbred Racing July 1 -
November 28 Race Days: July 1 - November 28. Dark
Tuesday and Thursday. Post time 1:10 p.m. Simulcast
Days: July 1 - December 31. Day and night, seven days
a week. (No simulcasting December 25.)
Location: Hawthorne is situated on 119 acres, between
Laramie and Cicero Avenues, at 35th Street. The grounds border
Chicago, Stickney and Cicero. Transportation:
By Car - From the Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55) Northbound exit Central Avenue; Southbound exit Cicero Avenue. By Train- Metra's Burlington Northern runs from Chicago's Union Station to Aurora, with a stop at Cicero Avenue, eight blocks north of Hawthorne. Douglas B - O'Hare elevated trains stop at Cicero Avenue and Cermak Road. By Bus- CTA Bus 54 B offers service every day until midnight north and south on Cicero Avenue. Pace Bus 305 serves the western suburbs, and originates at Thatcher Road and North Avenue. By Air- Chicago's Midway Airport is located 10 minutes from Hawthorne Parking General (Cicero Avenue Lot) Free Clubhouse $1.50 Preferred Clubhouse $3.00 Preferred Grandstand $3.00 Clubhouse Valet $4.50 Admission Grandstand $1.00 Clubhouse $3.25 Special Seating Turf Club Championship Season Boxes $1,600 per season Clubhouse Season Boxes $1,000-$1,200 per season Accommodations: Track Capacity 35,000 Dining: Turf Club Capacity 275 Gold Cup Room Capacity 1,006 Terrace Buffet Capacity 800 Concession Stands 14 Bars 11 Television Monitors 831 Racing Information: Main Track One Mile Turf Course 7 furlongs, 148 feet Length of Stretch 1,320 feet Width of Stretch 75 feet Barns 17 Stalls (including Sportsman's Park) 2,500 Business Address: 3501 S. Laramie, Stickney, IL 60804 Telephone: (708) 780-3700
Sportsman's Park Illinois Post Time 1:00 p.m. Admission Grandstand: Free general admission every day Clubhouse: $3.00 Parking Free general parking every day. Preferred and Valet available. Dining Saddle 'N Sulky Clubhouse Restaurant Food and Beverage concessions located in both Grandstand & Clubhouse areas. Winners Club Private 5th floor Winners Club is available to owners, trainers and members of the media. At Your Service Video Library terminals are located on the main floor of the Grandstand, west end and the Clubhouse 3rd floor. Handicapping Center is located on the top floor of the Grandstand - east end. Track Data & Racing Strip 7/8 mile sandy loam oval Length of Stretch: 1,436 feet Width of Stretch: 72 feet The racing strip is composed of a 7" limestone base, 3" of limestone screenings and a 5" running cushion of an even mixture of torpedo sand, bank sand and mason sand