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2001 Stakes Schedule Approved

STICKNEY, IL -- Today the Illinois Racing Board approved Hawthorne's stakes schedule for the upcoming 2001 meet. The split meet will incorporate graded stakes events in both the spring and fall sessions, with the Hawthorne Derby and Gold Cup featured in the spring and the Robert F. Carey Memorial in the fall. In addition to those three graded events, twelve additional stakes will be run, along with the inclusion of overnight stakes throughout the racing season.

In 2001, Hawthorne Race Course runs from May 1 - June 10 and October 31 - December 31. In addition to running on closing day, December 31, which would be a normal dark day, Hawthorne will also race on Wednesday June 6, a six day racing week to close out the spring season. Daily post time will be 1:10 PM.

Day Race Condition Distance Purse
Sat. 5/5/01 Honey Mark Stakes 4 yo & up 6 furlongs $50,000 added
Sat. 5/12/01 Hawthorne Derby (Gr. 3) 3 yo 1 1/8 miles (t) $250,000 guar
Sat. 5/19/01 Hawthorne Gold Cup (Gr. 2) 3 yo & up 1 1/4 miles $500,000 guar
Sat. 5/26/01 Regal Rumor Stakes 4yo & up f&m 6 furlongs $50,000 added
Sun. 5/27/01 Indian Maid Stakes 4yo & up f&m 1 1/16 miles (t) $50,000 added
Sat. 6/2/01 Sun Beau Stakes 4 yo & up 1 1/16 miles (t) $50,000 added

Sat. 11/03/01 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (Gr. 3) 3 yo & up 1 mile (t) $150,000 guar.
Sat. 11/10/01 Illini Princess Handicap 3yo & up f&m (IL) 1 1/16 miles $75,000 guar.
Illinois Coronet Handicap 3 yo & up (IL) 1 1/16 miles $75,000 guar.
Powerless Stakes 3yo & up f&m (IL) 6 furlongs $75,000 guar.
Lightning Jet Stakes 3 yo & up (IL) 6 furlongs $75,000 guar.
Sat. 12/01/01 Little Sucker Stakes 3yo & up f&m (ICF) 1 1/16 miles $100,000 added
Sat. 12/08/01 High Alexander Stakes 3 yo & up (ICF) 1 1/16 miles $100,000 added
Sat. 12/15/01 Illinois Breeders' Debutante 2 yo fillies (IL) 1 1/16 miles $100,000 est.
Sat. 12/22/01 Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity 2 yo (IL) 1 1/16 miles $100,000 est.

ICF - denotes race is restricted to registered Illinois Conceived and Foaled
IL - denotes race is restricted to registered Illinois Conceived and/or Foaled

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