Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Race Course

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In a Nutshell

Live competition at historic course with a slate of races; meet-and-greet with the track’s announcer & photo ops with star jockeys included

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 29, 2014. Limit 4 p/p. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 11/29 for a ticket at venue box office. 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 event time; check in at the Gold Cup entrance on the west side of building. 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.

The Deal

  • $20 for an exclusive VIP thoroughbred-racing package ($60.50 total value)
  • When: Saturday, November 29, at 1:45 p.m.
  • Where: Hawthorne Race Course
  • Seating: Reserved seats in the Revel Stoke party box
  • Door time: 1 p.m.

The package includes the following:

  • Admission ($2 value)
  • Reserved seating ($20 value)
  • A live racing program ($3.50 value)
  • $5 food voucher
  • Private betting clerk, private wagering coach, special visit with announcer Peter Galassi, and photo opportunities with star jockeys ($20 value)
  • $10 wagering coupon (requires Club Hawthorne membership)

Hawthorne Race Course

On May 20, 1891, an estimated 6,000 people attended the first-ever Opening Day at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, Illinois. The event featured the Chicago Derby—a quarter-mile race won by a horse named Brookwood. Since that day, the family-owned facility—celebrating over 125 years in business—has thrilled Chicago-area racing fans season after season with live competition and full-card simulcasting. The track hosts standardbred harness racing in January and the summer months, while thoroughbred racing dominates the rest of the year. 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, but continues to enthrall thousands of fans each year.

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