Click on the picture at the right for access to the Springfield State Fair Replays. We will be adding the DuQuoin replays as soon as we can. Enjoy!

Some Trotters Standing Tall, Others Aren’t

By Mike Paradise The fourth and final legs of the ICF stakes series for 2 and 3-year-olds of both gaits and sexes are this week at Hawthorne and for a number of youngsters and their owners it’s the last chance to be a the pretender or a contender in their respective divisions. Securing a starting […]

Hawthorne 2017

As many of you already know, Hawthorne Racecourse has submitted their date’s application to the Illinois Racing Board for 2017. In that application they requested 80 nights of harness racing, four nights per week, from May 11 through September 24. That schedule is down from 102 nights that we anticipate racing this year. It also […]

A Rosy Finish to the Du Quoin Meet

By Mike Paradise Sunday afternoon’s second and last racing card at the 2016 Du Quoin State Fair is in the history books with its fastest mile of the meet coming in the final race. It was delivered in the $21,000 Dudley Hanover stake for state-bred three-year-old fillies by Nicole Potts’ Royale Rose and his driver […]

Du Quoin Favorites Take a Tumble

By Mike Paradise It didn’t take long on the opening day of racing at the Du Quoin State Fair to produce a stunning upset among its seven ICF stake championships. It came in the $23,000 Directors Award stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies, the first of the “majors” on the 12-race betting card. The 17-1 longshot […]