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Illinois Racing Board
September 15, 2008

Contact: Mickey Ezzo
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IRB assigns 2009 race dates

On September 15, 2008, the Illinois Racing Board approved the following racing schedule for 2009:

THOROUGHBRED

Track Dates Live Race Programs Host Simulcast Programs
Hawthorne Race Course Live racing January 1st through January 11th, dark Tuesday and Wednesday; March 4th and March 5th, dark host period no live racing. March 6th through April 30th, racing 5 days per week, dark Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Easter, April 12th and April 30th; and October 1st through December 31st, racing 5 days per week, dark Mondays and Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, November 26th and Christmas, with live racing on October 12th.  
  HAWTHORNE TOTAL 112 161
       
Arlington Park Racecourse January 12th through March 3rd, dark host period no live racing; May 1st through June 30th, racing 4 days per week, dark Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays,with live racing on May 25th; July 1st through August 29th, racing 5 days per week, dark Mondays and Tuesdays; and August 30th through September 30th, racing 4 days per week, dark Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, with live racing on September 7th.  
  ARLINGTON TOTAL 98 204
       
  TOTAL UPSTATE THOROUGHBRED 210 365
       
Fairmount Park April 7th through September 26th (racing 3 programs per week, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) 75 N/A
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED 285 365

HARNESS

Track Dates Live Race Programs Host Simulcast Programs
Balmoral Park
Live racing on January 3rd and 4th; January 5th through January 27th, dark host period no live racing; January 28th through April 29th, racing 3 nights per week, Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, dark on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1st and Easter April 12th; May 2nd through October 31st, racing 4 nights per week, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; and November 1st through December 30th, racing 3 nights per week, Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  
  BALMORAL TOTAL 171 266
       
Maywood Park Trotting Association
Live racing on January 1st and 2nd; and January 29th through December 31st, racing 2 nights per week, Thursdays and Fridays, dark on Thanksgiving, November 26th, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
  MAYWOOD TOTAL 96 99
       
  TOTAL HARNESS 267 365
       
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED AND HARNESS 552 730

 

 

 

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