Legislative Update

Last week in Springfield, the IHHA testified again to the importance of reinvigorating Illinois horse racing by permitting us to compete with other states that allow “racinos.” The bill that allows slot machines at the racetracks has been agreed upon by the horse racing industry and is ready to go, however, this new conversation concerning […]

Plentiful Illinois Contingent in Hoosier Stakes

By Mike Paradise A bevy of ICF Standardbreds will invade Hoosier Park tonight with the hopes of boosting their purse earnings in open company stake races. A half-dozen 3-year-olds, headed by a trio of Hawthorne’s Night of Champion winners, will go postward in divisions of the Circle City stakes while the 2-year-old Maximus races in […]

Looking Back with Jerry Graham

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Looking Back with Jerry Graham

By Mike Paradise There comes a time when you realize you can’t do something as well as you did earlier in life. For Illinois Harness Hall of Fame driver Jerry Graham that realization came 11 years ago. “The last time I drove at horse was at the Altamont Fair in 2007. There was a wreck […]

Sports Betting to be Considered

On Wednesday, October 17th, a hearing on sports betting will be held at the Capital in Springfield. Horsemen have submitted the letter below and will be ready to testify if called upon. Last month, a hearing was held on SB7, the larger gaming bill, which included slots at racetracks. We also, submitted a letter at […]