A Night at the Races is one of the NW Connection Chamber's most popular annual outings. Hawthorne Race Course, always a great place to have dinner or grab a cold beer and tacos with friends and family, just got better.
Hawthorne is on its way to emerging as the country's newest combined race track and casino operation, thanks to a $400-million construction project underway. Owned and operated by the Carey Family for the past 130 years, the course is the fifth oldest track in the nation and the oldest sporting venue in Illinois.
Once completed, the $400-million construction project will make the historic race track in Stickney, Illinois, a major player in the Midwest gaming market and the national thoroughbred and standardbred racing world.