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Illinois Racing Board

Illinois Racing Board
September 24, 2009

Contact: Mickey Ezzo
312-814-5017

IRB assigns 2010 race dates

On September 24, 2009, the Illinois Racing Board approved the following racing schedule for 2010:

THOROUGHBRED

Track Dates Live Race Programs Host Simulcast Programs
Hawthorne Race Course January 1 and January 2; and February 12 through February 27 - racing 3 days per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and February 28 through March 27 - racing 4 days per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and
  September 29 through December 31 - racing 5 days per week, dark Mondays and Tuesdays, and dark Wednesday, September 29, Thursday, September 30, November 25 (Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas).
  HAWTHORNE TOTAL 109 171
       
Arlington Park Racecourse Dark “host” period: January 3 through February 11 – No Live Racing.
  April 28 through September 28 - racing 4 days per week, dark Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays except live racing on May 31, July 5 and September 6.    
  ARLINGTON TOTAL 91 194
       
  TOTAL UPSTATE THOROUGHBRED 200 365
       
Fairmount Park April 27 through August 24 racing 3 programs per week, primarily Tuesday afternoons and Friday and Saturday evenings. 52 N/A
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED 252 365

HARNESS

Track Dates Live Race Programs Total Host Programs
Balmoral Park
Dark “host” period: January 4 through January 26 – No Live Racing. January 2 and January 3; and January 27 through December 29 - racing 3 nights per week, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, dark on February 7 (Super Bowl), April 4 (Easter) and December 25 (Christmas).  
  BALMORAL TOTAL 144 266
       
Maywood Park Trotting Association
January 1 and January 28 through December 31 - racing 2 nights per week, Thursdays and Fridays, dark on November 25 (Thanksgiving) and December 24 (Christmas Eve).
  MAYWOOD TOTAL 97 99
       
  TOTAL HARNESS 241 365
       
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED AND HARNESS 493 730

 

 

 

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