I personally enjoy the racing at Hawthorne more -- however, the website is DEFINITELY not up to snuff at all. Reminds me of a website out of the late 90s.
Every racetrack should study the Big M's website. It's darn near perfect.
Hawthorne isn't Meadowlands. Doesn't have Big M budget and isn't subsidized by the state and casinos like Big M.
I heard Hawthorne had the ISP do this website based on a template. It's not a bad job even if not "best of class".
Just my opinion and, as always, open to debate.