The Hawthorne Contest

Hawthorne’s legendary handicapping contests — built for players — is simply known at The Contest.

Over $50,000 in prizes, plus a $1,000,000 bonus for winning the 2023 National Horseplayers Championship.

Two 1-day contests (Sep 30 and Oct 1) each with a $500 starting bankroll.

No entry fee.  Cash out any time.

Live wagers with any kind of bet (including multi-race wagers) on more than a dozen tracks.

Biggest bankrolls win.


Click HERE for complete rules.



Delaware Park 11:30 AM

Belterra Park 11:35 AM

Gulfstream Park 11:35 AM

Laurel 11:40 AM

Churchill Downs 11:45 AM

Belmont Park 12:00 PM

Woodbine 12:10 PM

Hawthorne 2:50 PM

Santa Anita 3:00 PM

Golden Gate Fields 3:45 PM



Gulfstream Park 11:25 AM
Delaware Park 11:30 AM
Laurel Park 11:40 AM
Churchill Downs 11:45 AM
Belmont At The Big A 12:00 PM
Woodbine 12:10 PM
Arapahoe Park 2:00 PM
Santa Anita 2:30 PM
Hawthorne 2:50 PM
Golden Gate Fields 3:45 PM

Event Date(s)

Fri, Sep 30 @ 11:00 AM - Fri, Sep 30 @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct 1 @ 11:00 AM - Sat, Oct 1 @ 7:00 PM


Club Hawthorne at Crazy Pour in Villa Park
Club Hawthorne & PointsBet Sportsbook in Crestwood
Club Hawthorne at Black Eyed Susan's in Joliet
Club Hawthorne at The Saddle Room in Hoffman Estates
Club Hawthorne at Pony Up in Oakbrook Terrace
Club Hawthorne at Player's Pub & Grill in Prospect Heights