Owning a racehorse is an exciting opportunity and an investment decision that must be made in accordance with one’s personal financial situation, investment objectives, risk tolerance, and the like. Therefore, Hawthorne Race Course cannot advise for or against investing in a racehorse for any individual, and recommends consulting with a trusted, independent advisor and conducting proper due diligence.  For additional information contact:


Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen Association

Illinois Harness Horsemen Association

Illinois Thoroughbred Trainers & Owners Association

Owning a retired racehorse provides a dignified life for these exceptional athletes.  Hawthorne strongly supports efforts to find new homes for horses when they are ready to leave the track.  For additional information, contact:


Galloping Out


American Standardbred Adoption