Racing for this weekend at the Springfield State Fairgrounds has been postponed due to inclement weather. They are considering a new date, but nothing official yet. Check back for an update.
Owners/Trainers please be aware that if your horse finished 6-10 on the Night of Champions Races at Hawthorne the 5% for the trainer that traditionally comes out of the account was not taken out in this instance. Please look closely at your statement with the horsemen’s bookkeeper to account for this.
Yesterday the Illinois Department of Agriculture, with advice from the Standardbred Advisory Board, allocated funds for two days of Fall Review races at Springfield to be held on Saturday, September 30th and Saturday, October 7th. Details to follow, but all races will be for ICF horses with divisions for 2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4 and up horses expected. Purses are expected to be in $5000 per heat range. However, as with Springfield and Du Quoin, purses are not expected to be paid out immediately. Post time will be at 11a.m. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.