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Racing Dates Awarded 2021

Illinois Racing Board Awards Arlington & Hawthorne Race Dates for 2021

The Illinois Racing Board on Wednesday awarded 2021 race dates to Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course. The dates awarded appear below. A PDF published by the IRB is here.

ARLINGTON PARK

68 thoroughbred race programs and 220 total host programs.
·     January 3 through March 5 – dark host time. No live racing.

·     April 26 through May 31, racing 2 days per week on Fridays and Saturdays. Live racing begins on April 30. Dark April 26 through April 29 and May 7, racing on May 9.

·     June 1 through June 30, racing 3 days per week on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Racing on June 20.

·     July 1 through August 14, racing 4 days per week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Dark July 1.

·     August 15 through August 31, racing 4 days per week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Dark August 4 and 11, racing on August 1 and 8.

·     September 1 through September 30, racing 3 days per week on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Dark September 2, 3 and 26 through 30, racing on September 5.

HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE

50 thoroughbred race programs and 145 total host programs.

·     January 1 and 2 – dark host time. No live racing.

·     March 6 through April 25, racing 2 days per week on Saturdays and Sundays.

·     October 1 through November 30, racing 3 days per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

December 1 through December 31, racing 2 days per week on Saturdays and Sundays. Dark December 25