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Illinois Racing Board

Illinois Racing Board
September 25, 2012

Contact: Mickey Ezzo
312-814-5017

IRB assigns 2013 race dates


On September 25, 2012, the Illinois Racing Board approved the following racing schedule for 2013:

THOROUGHBRED

Track Dates Live Race Programs Host Simulcast Programs
Hawthorne Race Course Dark “host” period: January 27 through February 14 – No live racing.    
  Live racing February 15 through February 28, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.    
  Live racing March 1 through April 30 - Racing 4 days per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark on March 31.    
  (Total spring programs - 40)    
  October 1 through December 31 - racing 5 days per week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Dark on October 2 and 3, November 28.    
  (Total fall programs – 61)    
  HAWTHORNE TOTAL 101 186
       
Arlington Park Racecourse Dark “host” period: January 1 through January 26 – No live racing.

  Live racing May 1 through June 30 - racing 4 days per week, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark on May 1. Racing live May 27.    
  Live racing July 1 through September 30 - racing 4 days per week, Thursdays through Sundays. Racing live September 2.    
  ARLINGTON TOTAL 89 179
       
  TOTAL UPSTATE THOROUGHBRED 190 365
       
Fairmount Park March 26 through April 30 - racing Tuesdays and Fridays.
  May 1 through August 24 - racing Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  August 25 through September 20 - racing Tuesdays and Fridays. 69 N/A
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED 259 365

HARNESS

Track Dates Live Race Programs Total Host Programs
Balmoral Park
January 2 through February 2 - racing 3 nights per week, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  February 13 through December 29 - racing 3 nights per week, Wednesdays, Saturday and Sundays. Dark on March 31 and December 25.  
  BALMORAL TOTAL 150 263
       
Maywood Park Trotting Association
January 3 through February 1 - racing 2 nights per week, Thursdays and Fridays.

  February 14 through December 27 - racing 2 nights per week, Thursdays and Fridays. Dark on November 28.
  MAYWOOD TOTAL 101 102
       
  TOTAL HARNESS 251 365
       
  TOTAL THOROUGHBRED AND HARNESS 510 730


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