Hawthorne Policy Regarding Horses Formerly Trained by Indicted
For Immediate Release UPDATED
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
Hawthorne Policy Regarding
Horses Formerly Trained by Indicted Trainers
STICKNEY, IL – Following a recent FBI investigation which resulted
in the indictments of harness trainers Rick Dane, Jr., Nick Surick, Conor Flynn, and Chris Oaks, Hawthorne Race Course is implementing the following policies regarding
any horses formerly trained by these indicted trainers:
formerly trained and/or owned by indicted trainers and/or family members of
indicted trainers will not be allowed onto the grounds of Hawthorne Race Course until April 15. In addition said horses shall remain on the stewards list for a
period of 60 days following the resumption of racing.
April 15, should a horse formerly trained and/or owned by an indicted trainer
and/or family members of indicted trainers be transferred to another trainer
and wish to come onto the grounds of Hawthorne Race Course, the Racing
Secretary and Stewards must be notified by the new trainer and receive approval
for the horse to enter the grounds.
previously owned by any indicted trainer, or their relatives, will be subject
to approval of the Racing Secretary and Stewards before being allowed onto the
grounds of Hawthorne Race Course.
approval, these horses must be stabled in the surveillance barn at Hawthorne Race Course for the duration of the meet. Any
horse that leaves the grounds of Hawthorne from this barn will not be allowed
may be examined by state or association veterinarians at any time during their
time on the grounds of Hawthorne Race Course.
April 15, those approved horses will remain on the stewards list for 30 days
from their arrival date onto the grounds of Hawthorne. They will be ineligible
to race during this period.
the 30 days on the grounds of Hawthorne, horses must test negative for any
foreign substances prior to coming off the Stewards list. Horse will then be
required to qualify to race.
violation of these policies will result in a trainer losing their stalls and
ability to race at Hawthorne Race Course in the
Hawthorne Race Course, Chicago’s Hometown
Track, returned for live harness racing on Saturday, February 15 and races
through Sunday, September 20. Post time nightly is 7:10
PM. Hawthorne races live during the summer harness meet every
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Fall thoroughbreds close out the year,
running from October 2 through December 26. For more information, visit www.Hawthorneracecourse.com or
contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700.