Hawthorne Race Track is a 119-acre horse racing track located in Stickney/Cicero, Illinois, near Chicago. Hawthorne Race Track is one of the most famous horse tracks in the state of Illinois. The track hosts thoroughbred racing in the Spring and Fall.
Among the major stakes events held at Hawthorne Race Track are:
- Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap - Grade II
- Illinois Derby - Grade II
- Hawthorne Derby - Grade III
- National Jockey Club Handicap - Grade III
- Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap - Grade III
- Sixty Sails Handicap - Grade III
Hawthorne Race Track boasts of a one mile Dirt track and a seven furlong turf track. The length of the stretch on the dirt track is 1,320 feet while the width of the stretch measures 75 feet. Hawthorne Race Track has a capacity of 35,000 people.