All Chicago Tracks Gone: Part of Hawthorne Sold to Lumber Dealers-Other Courses Cease to Be, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-25


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ALL CHICAGO TRACKS GONE Part of Hawthorne Sold to Lumber Dealers — Other Courses Cease to Be. Part of the him ar aaore acres ia ti id Haw-Thome race track a i siiiknev. a arestera sabart . f Chicago, has been -old for a lassber depot by Thosnaa Carey, ex-politiciaa, race horse owaer-of old Newcastle stable meniorv and president of the Illinois Brick Coaapaay. The sale was of tldrty-eighl acres far Tom Carey came into posaessloa of Hawthorne aaaae fifteen years ago ia settlesaeal of mortgages lield against the Chicago Baeiag Aasociathaa, which was sctaally Ed Corrigaa aad Richard Fitzgerald. The track i- now on the edge of a thickly aettled diatrict, adjoins the big drainage eaaal aad is surrounded by a network of railroad tracks. Hawthorne was built by Corrigan. now a farmer at Magnolia Spring-. Ala., in ISM, I ml was on-of the beat raee eaaraea ii the West, it was earned along with "Washington Park, Harlem and Worth by the anti-race track oru-ade of 1004. One of two attempts were made a few year- ago to revive it l y ■ short summer meeting by Cany in July. 19lb but without belling the revival was a failure. Hawthorne was the last of the old I bleagO race tracks to remain intact. The giound formerly occupied hy the noble Washington Park coarse on the South Side is now within one of the most densely aettled district- of Chicago and the Harlem tr, ek, not far from Hawthorne. i« a modern golf course. If. therefore, as is likely. Chicago is to have a revival of racing it will not ha until a new race course l- built, due is -till in mind and on paper. If it , is built it will be in the northern suburbs, west of the Lake Michigan shore on the edge of Evac-tou. and will be in connection with an influential country club. The old Indiana half-mile courses, which flourished aver twenty years ago. were long ago built ii| oii and where the old Worth track stood are now corafleMa. * o

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