Sportsman’s Park is home to the famed Illinois Derby, Chicago’s much anticipated stakes race that is also part of the preparatory races for the Kentucky Derby.
The 2002 Illinois Derby won by War Emblem was the last one run at Sportsman’s Park Racetrack. Currently, the Illinois Derby at 1 1/8 miles with a purse of $500,000 is being held at Hawthorne Race Course every April.
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Sportsman’s Park offers live racing and is open for simulcasting year-round. The track is committed to providing the highest class of entertainment by presenting popular racing a popular prices. Sportsman’s Park also doubles as an auto racing oval.
Sportsman’s Park has one main track: