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IRB Press Release 9/23/21

Illinois Racing Board Approves 2022 Race Dates

Chicago, IL – On Thursday September 23, 2021 The Illinois Racing Board met to consider three applications for 2022 racing dates. With a unanimous vote the board approved the following dates for 2022: 

 

FAIRMOUNT PARK, INC.- 61 live thoroughbred race programs with 7 races per day minimum.

  • April 19 through June 11-Racing 2 days per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • June 12 through September 24-Racing 3 days per week on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • Post times on Tuesdays at 1pm, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm with the exception of Saturday May 7 at 1 pm.

 

HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE, INC. - 76 race programs and 365 total host programs from January 1 through December 31.  

  • April 2 through April 30, racing 2 days per week on Saturdays and Sundays. 
  • May 1 through June 25 racing 3 days per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and racing Thursday June 23.
  • September 23 through December 31 racing 3 days per week on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Dark December 24 and 25. 
  • Post times of 3:10 pm.

     

    SUBURBAN DOWNS, INC. - 75 race programs and 365 total host programs from January 1 through December 31.

     

  • January 7 through January 30, racing 3 days per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  
  • February 3 through March 20, racing 4 days per week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • July 1 through August 21, racing 3 days per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  
  • Live racing on June 30, August 27 through August 29, September 1 through September 4, and September 8 through September 11.  
  • Post times of 7:10pm

For more information please visit www.illinois.gov/IRB or contact Bob Denneen (312)636-2290.


IRB Approved 2022 Racing Dates