Huge Response to Springfield Fall Review

By Mike Paradise Thanks to the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board the final chapter on the 2017 Illinois Standardbred season hasn’t been written yet. The first of two Saturday’s, of the Fall Review cards, for strictly for ICF horses will take place this weekend at the Illinois State Fair […]

2018 Illinois Racing Dates Awarded

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Night of Champions Lived Up to its Billing

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Night of Champions Lived Up to its Billing

By Mike Paradise The end of summer officially came two days ago but you could have fooled a lot of people in the good sized crowd on hand for Saturday’s Night of Champions, the showcase event of Hawthorne’s 2017 harness racing meet. When the horses went to the gate for the first of 11 lucrative […]

The Wait Is Over

By Mike Paradise With $1.38 million in purse money on the line for eleven ICF championships Hawthorne’s Night Of Champions and the driver colony boosted by the return to Illinois of former Chicago circuit leading drivers Tony Morgan and Marcus Miller, we are in for a very entertaining and action-packed Saturday of harness racing. Here’s […]