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Qualifiers Still on Hold

There has been some active discussions the last few days regarding Hawthorne hosting qualifiers this Wednesday but it has been decided that they should be postponed until further notice. The goal is to have qualifiers as soon as possible. We will let everyone know as soon as we get the go-ahead. Thanks.

Return to Work Update

As we continually strive to seek the Governor’s approval on returning to work, we put out this press release today. We respect and appreciate the Governor’s concern for public safety but we believe we can return to spectator free racing, following the guidelines listed in “Phase 3” of the restoring Illinois plan. Be smart, stay […]

Hawthorne Update on Returning to Work

Jim Miller, from Hawthorne, gives a detailed report on our current status of when we can return to work. Click below for more. https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/miller-hawthorne-still-awaiting-governors-response-to-racing-resumption-plan/

1099 Workers and Unemployment

Illinois announces new instructions for 1099 workers to file for unemployment benefits. Many horsemen fall into this category. Click below for more. https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/SitePages/NewsArticleDisplay.aspx?NewsID=500

Covid-19 Update

Unfortunately, we still have no word on when we can return to work. We had been anticipating that by now, we would have a plan in place for a return to live racing without spectators. The decision rests in the hands of the Governor and his staff. As an industry, horsemen, racetracks and the Illinois […]

Moats, Pletcher, Baker Pass Away

https://www.wfiwradio.com/2020/05/03/tex-moats-fairfield/ https://www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Darcy-R-Pletcher?obId=12818646#/obituaryInfo https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/charles-baker-obituary?pid=196113167  

Covid-19 Update

The IHHA Board of Directors wants to remind everyone again that we are working together with Hawthorne, the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture and the Governor’s office to return to live racing as soon as safely possible. We do understand the anxiety that this is causing everyone but we assure you we are doing everything we […]