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Races will be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20th at 12:00 p.m. Conditions for the races are for Illinois bred 3-year olds and 4-year olds & up. Total purse payout for the day will be $50,000. Colts/fillies will race separately if at least 4 entries of each. Entries will be taken on Wednesday, April 17th. To enter, contact LeAnn Shinn by 10 a.m. at 618-783-2589. Horsemen can also enter online. Qualifiers will also be held. Entry fees for purse races and qualifiers will be $50 per horse. Scratched horses will be responsible for their entry fee. All scratches must be reported to race office in a timely manner. All horses need a negative coggins within 1 year and EHV vaccine within 6 months. If you have questions, please contact Tina Schrock at 217-416-0006.
Our purse money from the Du Quoin State Fair has finally been paid by the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture. The check was sent and received at Hawthorne. The bookkeeper will begin cutting the checks and mailing them out within the next few days.
Over the last several months the Illinois Dept. Of Agriculture has been working on a program that will allow you to nominate your horses to the various State and County Fair stake races with a credit card through an online service. They have completed the software and programs that will allow you to make your March 15th (and all nominations going forward) nominations online. The link can be found below. You will also find step by step instructions, through a series of screen shots, that will walk you through the process. If you need assistance please feel free to contact Carrie Tisckos at 217-557-4606.