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Races will be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m. Conditions for the races are for Illinois bred 2-year olds, 3-year olds and 4-year olds and up. Total purse payout for the day will be $50,000. To enter, contact LeAnn Shinn by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23rd at 618-783-2589. Horsemen can also enter online. Qualifiers will be held if needed. 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.
Here are the results from the 2020 Election
August 22, 2020
The following are the results from the IHHA Board of Directors election which took place today, Saturday, August 22, 2020. The top five vote getters will serve three year terms as directors.
Congratulations to all the candidates that participated in this election. At the upcoming Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, August 24th, the IHHA Board will elect the officers that will serve during the 2020/2021 cycle.
Thanks to all members who participated in the election process. It is through your voice and support that the IHHA can continue to address and work on the issues of concern to our industry.
To learn more about strangles click below.
Recently a horse was diagnosed with strangles that was stabled at the Sawgrass Training Center in Illinois. That horse has not been to Hawthorne in over a month. Accordingly, Hawthorne has sent out this announcement through text message. “All trainers must check their horses’ rectal temp twice daily, preferably morning and evening. A written log must be submitted to security when the horse is checked in on race day. Temps 1.5 degrees above normal (99.5-100.5) will be scratched.” Horses that do ship in from Sawgrass to Hawthorne to race this weekend will all ship into the same isolated barn. Horsemen are asked to be extremely attentive to this situation and be considerate of each other. We will update any information as it becomes available.