Economic Impact Study

Standardbred owners are needed for a study. Follow this link to participate.


HHI Scholarship Now Available

The application for the Jerome Hauck scholarship awarded by Harness Horsemen International is now available. Follow this link for more.


Summer Schedule Finalized

Summer Race Dates

Hosted by Illinois Dept. of Agriculture.

Tuesday, May 16th-3-Year-Old & Up Preview-Springfield

Tuesday, May 23rd-3-Year-Old & Up Preview-Springfield

Saturday, June 3rd-2-Year-Old Preview-DuQuoin

Qualifiers will be held on all 3 dates before the purse races. Purse races for preview races are for Illinois-Breds only.

Hawthorne Races at Springfield and DuQuoin

Thursday, Friday, June 8th-9th in DuQuoin

Thursday, Friday, June 15th-16th in Springfield

Thursday, Friday, June 22nd-23rd in Springfield (3-Year-Old Cardinal/Violet Races)

Friday, Saturday, June 30th-July 1st in DuQuoin

Thursday, Friday, July 6th-7th in Springfield

Thursday, Friday, July 13th-14th in Springfield

Thursday, Friday, July 20th-21st in Springfield

Thursday, Friday, July 27th-28th in Springfield

Qualifiers will be held on the first day of races each week before the purse races.

For all races, post-times will be noon in Springfield and 1:00 p.m. in DuQuoin.

Legislative Update

Legislative bills have been filed in the House and the Senate which would address the current 35-mile rule regarding the second racino. Neither bill has been assigned to a committee hearing yet.

Illinois Trotting Queen Will Race Another Year

Annas Lucky Star is not ready for her next career just yet. Click here to read more.