2021 Kentucky Derby: No need to go to Churchill Downs; place your bets with Hawthorne Race Course

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Celebrate KY Derby 2021 at Hawthorne Race Course
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The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and you don't have to make a trip to Churchill Downs to celebrate.

STICKNEY, Ill. (WLS) -- The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and you don't have to make a trip to Churchill Downs to celebrate.

Hawthorne Race Course is offering race fans a chance to bet in-person or from home.

Indoor seating is available at Hawthorne's off-track betting parlors, but you need a reservation. Outdoor tents will be set up at many locations. Those are first-come, first-served.

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You can also place bets through the Club Hawthorne app.

The founder of Hawthorne was a Derby-winning trainer and owner.