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Illinois Festival of Racing

The Illinois Festival of Racing, held at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney/Cicero, Illinois, is a series of six horse races run for and restricted to Illinois (conceived or foaled) state-bred Thoroughbred race horses. The event usually takes place in November just after the Breeders' Cup series.[1]

The Six Races

Race name




The Lightening Jet Handicap 6 furlongs - dirt 3-year-olds & up $100,000a
The Buck's Boy Handicap 1 and 1/16th mile - dirt 3-year-olds & up $100,000a
The Showtime Deb Stakes 6 furlongs - dirt 2-year-old fillies $100,000a
The Sun Power Stakes 6 furlongs - dirt 2-year-old & up colts & geldings $100,000a
The Powerless Handicap 6 furlongs - dirt 3-year-olds & up (either gender) $100,000a
The Illini Princess Handicap 1 and 1/16 miles - dirt 3-year-olds and up $100,000a



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