Horseracing

Maywood Racetrack

Maywood Racetrack is a half-mile harness racing track in Maywood, Illinois that offers harness racing practically the whole year, punctuated only by intermittent breaks. It is located 10 miles south of O'Hare and 17 miles from the Chicago Loop.

Maywood Racetrack Facts

  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Length: Half-mile
  • Width of Stretches: 77 feet
  • Homestretch Length: 594 feet
  • Speed Rating: 2:003
  • Standing Start Positions: 8
  • Track Seating Capacity: 13,900
  • Clubhouse Seating Capacity: 6,000
  • Grandstand Seating Capacity: 2,900
  • Grandstand Total Capacity: 10,487
  • Racing Types: Harness
  • Track Opened: 1946

Special Stakes at Maywood Racetrack

Maywood Racetrack has regularly played host to special harness racing stakes and series that have significance throughout the county, the state and the Midwest. Among the more prominent ones that have been held at Maywood Racetrack are:

  • Taurus Bomber Stake
  • Direct Balance Stake
  • Spring Championship
  • Cook County Pace
  • ISOBA Stake
  • Fox Valley Redhot Series Final
  • Pacific Series Final
  • Big Dog Final
  • Newcomers Series Final


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