Perfect Freshman Filly Aims for Plumper Bankroll

By Mike Paradise Anna’s Lucky Star was perfection on the racetrack as a freshman for owner and breeder Danny Graham, nevertheless, the home-bred ICF filly trotter didn’t have an entire picture perfect season through no fault of her own.  Anna’s Lucky Star went six-for-six last year, took both the Springfield and Du Quoin division crowns, […]

Monthly Town Hall with new USTA President

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3-Year-Old Nominations Bodes Well for Meet

By Mike Paradise There was enthusiasm in the voice of Racing Secretary Robin Schadt when I asked her about the upcoming harness racing meet at Hawthorne Race Course. “I’m excited about Hawthorne,” said Robin who takes over reins as the track’s new racing secretary after serving as the assistant last year.  “I’m optimistic about this […]

Chicago H.S for Agriculture Welcomes Filly

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Rittof’s Florida Horses Hawthorne Bound

By Mike Paradise Illinois based trainer Rob Rittof is enjoying more than the warmth of the weather in Florida these days while spending the winter at Pompano Park. The Joliet, Illinois native’s horses are doing quite well, nevertheless Rob’s center of attention is on the upcoming harness meeting at Hawthorne. “Everything I’m racing here in […]