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Illinois Racing Board

Illinois Racing Board


On September 24, 2013, the Illinois Racing Board approved the following four (4) alternative racing schedules for 2014:

SCHEDULE #1

On the conditions that the Board receives supplemental funding of at least $725,000 and advance deposit wagering is reauthorized by January 31, 2014.

THOROUGHBRED

Fairmount Park 52 live programs

  Live racing April 29 through May 31 on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday evenings; June 1st through August 16th on Tuesday afternoons and Friday and Saturday evenings, dark on July 4th; and August 17th through September 20th on Tuesday afternoons, Saturday evenings and Labor Day September 1st. Dark August 30th.

 

Arlington Park 89 live programs and 90 dark host programs for a total of 179

Dark host period - January 1st through January 23rd

  Live racing April 28th through September 30th

Racing 4 days per week, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays except live racing on May 26th and September 1st. Dark May 1st.

 

Hawthorne Race Course 100 live programs and 86 dark host programs for a total of 186

Dark host period January 24th through February 20th

  Live racing February 21st through April 27th

Racing 4 days per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark Easter Sunday, April 20th. Dark February 26th.

  Live racing October 1st through December 31st

Racing 5 days per week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Dark Thanksgiving, November 27th, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

HARNESS

Balmoral Park 136 live programs and 139 dark host programs for a total of 275

  Live racing January 1st through December 31st

Racing 3 nights per week on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark January 1st through February 4th and during the Illinois State Fair, August 4th through the 14th, and April 20th and Christmas Eve.

 

Maywood Park 89 live programs and 1 dark host program for a total of 90

  Live racing January 1st through December 31st

Racing 2 nights per week on Thursdays and Fridays. Dark January 1st through February 5th and during the Illinois State Fair, August 4th through the 14th, and November 27th and Christmas.

 

ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULE #2

On the conditions that the Board does not receive supplemental funding of at least $725,000 but advance deposit wagering is reauthorized by January 31, 2014.

THOROUGHBRED

Fairmount Park 52 live programs

  Live racing April 29 through May 31 on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday evenings; June 3rd through August 16th on Tuesday afternoons and Friday and Saturday evenings, dark on July 4th; and August 19th through September 20th on Tuesday afternoons, Saturday evenings and Labor Day September 1st. Dark August 30th.

 

Arlington Park 89 live programs and 85 dark host programs for a total of 174

Dark host period - January 1st through January 18th

  Live racing April 28th through September 30th

Racing 4 days per week, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays except live racing on May 26th and September 1st. Dark May 1st.

 

Hawthorne Race Course 81 live programs and 110 dark host programs for a total of 191

Dark host period January 19th through February 27th and November 17th through December 11th.

  Live racing February 28th through April 27th

Racing 4 days per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark Easter Sunday, April 20th.

  Live racing October 1st through November 16th

Racing 5 days per week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Dark Thanksgiving, November 27th, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

  Live racing December 12th through December 31st

Racing 5 days per week, Wednesdays through Sundays. Dark Christmas Eve and Christmas.

HARNESS

Balmoral Park 88 live programs and 191 dark host programs for a total of 279

  Live racing January 1st through December 31st

Racing 2 nights per week on Saturdays and Sundays. Dark January 1st through February 15th and during the Illinois State Fair, August 4th through the 14th, and April 20th and Christmas Eve.

 

Maywood Park 85 live programs and 1 dark host program for a total of 86

  Live racing January 1st through December 31st

Racing 2 nights per week on Thursdays and Fridays. Dark January 1st through February 19th and during the Illinois State Fair, August 4th through the 14th, and November 27th and Christmas.

 

ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULE #3

On the conditions that the Board receives supplemental funding of at least $725,000 but advance deposit wagering is not reauthorized by January 31, 2014.

THOROUGHBRED

Fairmount Park 19 live programs

  Live racing April 29 through July 1st on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday evenings.

 

Arlington Park 68 live programs and 113 dark host programs for a total of 181

Dark host period - January 1st through January 31st

  Live racing May 2nd through September 28th

Racing 3 days per week, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays except live racing on May 26th and September 1st.

 

Hawthorne Race Course 50 live programs and 134 dark host programs for a total of 184

Dark host period February 1st through February 20th

  Live racing March 7th through May 1st

Racing 3 days per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Dark Easter Sunday, April 20th.

  Live racing September 29th through November 30th

Racing 3 days per week, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

HARNESS

Balmoral Park 84 live programs and 281 dark host programs for a total of 365

  Live racing January 1st through December 31st

Racing 2 nights per week on Fridays and Saturdays. Dark January 1st through February 6th, August 8th and 9th, and December 1st through December 31st.

 

ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULE #4

On the conditions that the Board does not receive supplemental funding of at least $725,000 and advance deposit wagering is not reauthorized by January 31, 2014.

THOROUGHBRED

Fairmount Park 10 live programs

  Live racing April 29th through May 31st on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday evenings.

 

Arlington Park 49 live programs and 135 dark host programs for a total of 184

Dark host period - January 1st through January 31st and September 21st through October 31st.

  Live racing May 1st through August 20th

Racing 3 days per week, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays except live racing on May 26th.

 

Hawthorne Race Course 15 live programs and 166 dark host programs for a total of 181

Dark host period February 1st through April 30th and November 1st through December 31st.

  Live racing August 21st through September 20th

Racing 3 days per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and September 1st.

HARNESS

Balmoral Park 13 live programs and 352 dark host programs for a total of 365

  Live racing January 1st through December 31st

Racing 1 nights per week on Saturdays and Sundays. Dark January 1st through July 4th and September 28th through December 31st.


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