Race-Day Weekend Package for One, Two, or Four at Hawthorne Race Course on Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m. (Up to 59% Off)

Hawthorne Race Course

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In a Nutshell

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Live competition at historic course with a slate of spring races; craft beer, racing program, and souvenir glass included

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 25th, 2014. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 4/25 for a ticket at Gold Cup Entrance Will Call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Hawthorne Race Course. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Hawthorne Race Course's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. $10 wager coupon requires free Club Hawthorne sign-up. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • Race-day package for twilight horse racing
  • When: Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Hawthorne Race Course
  • Seating: general admission with access to an exclusive VIP area in front of the bandstage and along the finish line<p>

Ticket Options

  • $18 for a race-day package for one (up to a $37 value)
  • $32 for a race-day package for two (up to a $74 value)
  • $60 for a race-day package for four (up to a $148 value)<p>

Per person, each race-day package includes:

  • Admission
  • A live racing program (a $3.50 value)
  • A craft beer voucher (a $5 value)
  • Commemorative twilight racing souvenir beer glass (an $8.50 value)
  • Access to exclusive VIP area (a $10 value)
  • $10 wagering coupon (must sign up for free Hawthorne Race Course membership to receive voucher)

The Scouting Report

On April 25, the oval rumbles with a night of live racing as Hawthorne Race Course’s 2014 spring season begins to hit its stride. Spectators can watch the galloping steeds vie for the winner’s circle, sip craft beer from a twilight racing beer glass, and visit the nearby barbecue for delicious victuals. Attendees can also pursue their own prizes by placing $10 wagering coupons on their favorite horses or by placing additional bets using the racecourse’s easy-to-follow instructions, rather than donning a centaur costume and trying to win the race themselves.

Hawthorne Race Course

On May 20, 1891, an estimated 6,000 people attended the first-ever Opening Day at Hawthorne Race Course. The event featured the Chicago Derby—a quarter-mile race won by a horse named Brookwood. Since that day, the facility has thrilled Chicago-area racing fans season after season with live competition and full-card simulcasting. But it hasn't always been easy. In 1905, for instance, racing was banned in Chicago for more than 15 years after several of the facility's horses became mired in a political scandal. And Hawthorne Race Course itself has had to overcome its fair share of adversity, including two fires, the most recent of which destroyed the grandstand in 1978.

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    Hawthorne Race Course

    3501 S Laramie Ave

    Cicero, Illinois 60804

    708-780-3700

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