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Illinois Racing Board
September 19, 2006

Contact: Mickey Ezzo
312-814-5017

IRB assigns 2007 race dates

At its meeting on September 19, 2006, the Illinois Racing Board approved the following racing schedule for 2007:

THOROUGHBRED

Track Dates Live Race Programs Host Simulcast Programs
Hawthorne Race Course January 1 (live); February 16 thru Feb. 22 (dark host period); February 23 thru May 3 (racing 5 days per week, dark on Wed., Thurs., Feb. 26 and 27, April 8 and 30, and May 1); 46 78
  September 17 thru December 31, live racing resumes September 21 (racing 5 days per week, dark on Mondays, Tuesdays, November 22, racing on October 8)
  HAWTHORNE TOTAL 119 184
       
Arlington Park Racecourse January 2 thru February 15 (dark host period); 0 45
  May 4 thru June 16 (racing 4 days per week, dark Mon., Tues, and Wed., racing on May 28); 27 44
  June 17 thru September 16 (racing 5 days per week, dark on Mondays and Tuesdays; racing on September 3) 67 92
  ARLINGTON TOTAL 94 181
       
  TOTAL UPSTATE THOROUGHBRED 213 365
       
Fairmount Park March 6 thru September 29 (racing 3 programs per week, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) 90 N/A
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED 303 365

HARNESS

Track Dates Live Race Programs Host Simulcast Programs
Balmoral Park January 1 thru June 20 (racing 4 nights per week, dark on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and February 4; racing matinees on all Saturdays in January and February 3, 10 and 17); 104 123
  August 6 thru December 31 (racing 4 nights per week, dark on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and December 25) 83 106
  BALMORAL TOTAL 187 229
       
Maywood Park Trotting Association January 4 thru June 21; and August 9 thru September 20 (racing 2 nights per week on Thursdays and Fridays) 62 62
       
Associates Racing Association at Maywood Park September 21 thru December 28 (racing 2 nights per week on Thursdays and Fridays, dark on November 22) 28 29
  MAYWOOD TOTAL 90 91
       
Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Race Course June 22 thru August 5 (racing 6 nights per week, dark on Mondays) 39 45
       
  TOTAL HARNESS 316 365
       
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED AND HARNESS 619 730

 

 

 

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