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Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association

All too quickly winter meet ending (2/6)

A purr-fect series ending? (2/5)

Illinois harness stakes schedule update (2/4)

All eyes on Topville Avatar (2/4)

How sweet it is (2/2)

Persistent Success for Welch trainee (1/31)

Distaff Series finalists decided (1/30)

Fruitful comeback for Mystical Nectar (1/29)

Joel came to Hawthorne ready (1/28)

Tom T hits bullseye with Over Friskie (1/26)

Jones Beach shrugs off hour delay (1/24)

Finding success inside or outside (1/23)

Gal’s series looks pretty solid (1/22)

Trot series comes up short (1/21)

Overwhelming response to pace series (1/19)

Successful repeat in Open Pace (1/17)

Not an Open and shut race (1/16)

The gals take over (1/15)

The gait swings open for trotters (1/14)

The early A B C’s of Hawthorne (1/12)

No surprise in first Hawthorne Open (1/10)

Saturday feature has different look (1/9)

Illinois racing gets a fresh start (1/8)

Curtin excited about Hawthorne’s meet (1/7)

Widger has past Hawthorne success (1/5)

Remembering last Hawthorne Champs (1/3)

Burke, Allard divisions Hawthorne bound (1/2)

Hawthorne lures Anderson and Rucker horses (1/1)

A look back at Hawthorne (12/31)

Different driver colony this time around (12/29)

A well supported Balmoral Park finale (12/27)

Thanks for the memories (12/26)

Reflecting back on Balmoral Park (12/24)

Casey and Nelson repeat (12/22)

One-two finish for Perry in co-feature (12/20)

Ice Scraper back on favorite track (12/19)

This Lily sprouted for Adam’s barn (12/18)

Cole Heat a late bloomer (12/17)

Feeling Lucky again (12/16)

Ryleigh’s Lilly chalks up another (12/13)

New face in distaff "Winner’s Over” (12/12)

A long and unusual journey to Illinois (12/11)

Searle’s Antsy mare returns (12/10)

A breakout year for Pat Curtin (12/9)

A Cool Card sort of clearly the best (12/6)

Well-traveled pacer in tough company (12/5)

Rested “Gypsy” pointed for Hawthorne (12/4)

Impressive in defeat (12/3)

Winning commonplace for 2 Illinois trainers (12/2)

Yet another Heroic effort (11/29)

No cakewalk in Saturday feature (11/28)

The Captain ready to resume action (11/27)

Million dollar march (11/25)

A longshot player’s delight (11/22)

Final stake lures well-traveled mare Rev Me Up (11/21)

Trotting bred freshman promising pacer (11/20)

A Cool Card does a 360 (11/19)

Final season stake remembers Hall of Famer (11/18)

Big Expense, Jinxy’s Delight keep rolling (11/15)

Can Big Expense pass major test? (11/14)

Looking for a little respect (11/13)

Jinxy’s a Delight for Quaids (11/12)

What might have been weekend (11/11)

Pete stays hot as Hoosiers dominate (11/8)

Is this American Nationals swan song? (11/7)

Takter talks so listen up (11/6)

Will Illinoisans cash-in on American National Night? (11/5)

On-track cure for Saturday Night Fever (11/4)

Freaky Feet Pete Balmoral bound (11/2)

It ain’t over until it’s over (11/1)

Dixie’s Boy’s under-the-radar season (10/31)

Lady consistent as they come (10/30)

On any given night (10/29)

Five of 7 ICF weekend stakes fill (10/28)

Saturday feature to Southwind Scorpion (10/25)

Time to get back Rolling (10/24)

Dr. Venkman unexpectedly in final (10/23)

Brink has triple threat in Cardinal (10/22)

Crown Finalists Amer-Nat eligible (10/21)

No stopping this Lady (10/18)

Hosea’s “Lady” returns for Beecher (10/17)

Violet Trot showdown tonight (10/16)

Cardinal field to be finalized (10/15)

Oosting’s 6,000th sadly ignored (10/14)

Night of surprises and milestones (10/11)

Not the Charming situation it appears (10/10)

Lady Luck has ignored Pastor Clint (10/9)

Young trotters can put trainers on edge (10/8)

All Sunday stakes shift to Fridays (10/7)

Sister and brother eye stake triumphs (10/4)

It’s kaput at Maywood for now (10/3)

Willis looks to double-down (10/2)

The IRB got it right (9/30)

Who’ll triumph in Lady Lincoln Land? (9/27)

Can Engine steam way back up? (9/26)

A Rosier outlook likely (9/25)

Fort Silky’s Maywood finale? (9/24)

No Violet Pace eliminations (9/22)

Lady Lincoln Land finalists to be decided (9/20)

This Engine looks to get back on track (9/19)

Fox Valley Brooke defied the odds (9/18)

If it’s any consolation. . . (9/16)

Remarkable Super Night journey (9/13)

Quaid trio Super at right time (9/12)

From Super Night spectator to competitor (9/11)

Super Night Notes (9/10)

The Heat is on (9/8)

American Nationals commence (9/6)

Chasing a dream (9/5)

Holland making return visit (9/4)

Those crucial Super Night elims next (9/2)

Dan D Dune’s stock keeps rising (8/31)

Illinois Champion has King-size heart (8/30)

Yoko aims for sweep of State Fair crowns (8/29)

Reduced show at Du Quoin goes on (8/28)

Oh no, not again (8/26)

Downsized Du Quoin stakes (8/24)

A Super Night preview? (8/23)

Super Night Champion get together (8/22)

Bigger proves better (8/21)

Pat on the back for Curtin (8/19)

Springfield meet concludes (8/18)

Freshman Reviews next (8/17)

A King-size revival (8/16)

Super look to Springfield’s aged trot (8/15)

Springfield freshman crowns on the line (8/14)

Horsemen support ICF Stakes with fervor (8/13)

The King returns (8/11)

Cardinal Champ in delayed return (8/9)

A Hero has returned (8/8)

Scurlock freshmen Springfield bound (8/7)

Excuses not necessary (8/6)

One to go for J. D. Finn (8/4)

Casey gets nice surprise for Hanover (8/2)

Narcissistic can rebound in Hanover (8/1)

Hanover Filly Paces have local look (7/31)

Last of season’s Hanover Stakes next (7/30)

$53,346 purses in 2-year-old Illinois Stallion Stakes (7/28)

Brink doubles-up in Flan Final (7/26)

Willis Stable plentiful for Southland (7/25)

Lex looks ready to bounce back (7/24)

Wondrous Sport emerging freshman (7/23)

Sister and brother winning siblings (7/21)

Flan Trot finalists to be determined (7/19)

Scurlock’s freshmen showing promise (7/18)

Notable absentees in Southland stakes (7/17)

Friday feature better than anticipated (7/16)

Next up: Southland Festival Eliminations (7/14)

Trot division status quo in jeopardy (7/12)

Invaders may rise up in Hanover paces (7/11)

How good is freshman colt DB? (7/10)

Advantage to the Lady (7/9)

Plenty more stakes this week (7/7)

ICF freshman trots come up plentiful (7/5)

Charming outcome in Ohyouprettything Stake? (7/4)

It’s time for a change (7/3)

Hanover Trots come up lean (7/2)

Cook County Stake off for now (6/30)

Is Qatar over his gate woes? (6/28)

Dinky Dune, Earndawg battle again (6/27)

Lexington Lady has Hosea energized (6/26)

Plenty of Enzo The Baker aspirants (6/25)

Rain-delayed county fair races begin (6/23)

Trotting out more ICF events (6/21)

Ryleigh’s Lilly seeks Sue Fee repeat (6/20)

Receiving unwanted bye into final (6/19)

Headlights bearing down in all directions (6/18)

Thankfully Betzotic stakes are goners (6/17)

One week makes for substantial change (6/14)

We’re staked to Saturday night trio (6/13)

Illinois harness racing update (6/12)

Southern Girl looking to surprise again (6/12)

Lucpark Maywood Elim favorite (6/11)

Looking Back to Time Dancer (6/9)

Smolin drives 1,000th career winner (6/7)

“Winner’s Over" return (6/6)

Only one elimination filly tol miss final (6/5)

Freshman class taking shape (6/4)

Illinois Super Night “Kingpin” passes (6/2)

Cardinal Pace Finale a dandy (5/31)

Both Cardinal Sophomore Championships at stake (5/30)

Lex, others pass on Maywood Pace prep (5/29)

WCP Night stake pots nosedive (5/28)

Looking Back: Driver Champs of the 70s (5/26)

Evenly balanced look in Violet Trot (5/24)

Dinky Dune the Cardinal sleeper (5/23)

What goes around comes around (5/22)

Two-year-old sighting in qualifiers (5/21)

When racing led off the sports TV news (5/19)

Lex favored in shriveled Violet (5/17)

Qatar comes out raring to go (5/16)

ICF Champ skips GoSox (5/15)

A half-dozen will do (5/14)

Shady Daisy left her mark in Chicago (5/12)

Rosy picture for ICF trotting fillies? (5/10)

Prep for the much wilted Violet (5/9)

Shifted stake stands tall in numbers & talent (5/8)

Stake shift to Balmoral a winning maneuver (5/7)

Looking Back to Street Dancer (5/5)

Fresh start for young ICF trotters (5/3)

Violet stepping stone on tap Sunday (5/2)

3-year-old colt road to Super Night begins (5/1)

New trio for circuit’s claiming king (4/30)

Good Time included Illinois (4/28)

Meabh filly too beat in Koochie (4/26)

The third time works (4/25)

Getting our fill of ICF stakes (4/24)

First class arrival (4/23)

Looking Back to Fox Valley Barzgar (4/21)

Trotters in spotlight (4/19)

Balmoral’s top trot returns stronger (4/18)

The right move (4/17)

It’s even money Kanaris repeats (4/16)

Looking Back to Lis Mara (4/14)

ICF trotters come together for stake (4/12)

Stake proves worthy of 2nd chance (4/11)

Less at stake Saturday for ICF aces (4/10)

Maywood’s first ICF Stake scratched (4/9)

Paisley recalls Armbro Nesbit (4/7)

Flying Rocket surprises in feature (4/5)

Reprieve for Two ICF Stakes (4/4)

Blue Chipper at Maywood tonight (4/3)

Party over, Super Night Champ back (4/2)

Looking Back to Kennan's Max (3/30)

Iam Bonasera & Fox Valley Veto prevail (3/29)

Signs of the times (3/28)

Fox Valley Qatar arriving later (3/27)

Some have never tasted victory (3/26)

Looking Back to Fox Valley Devious (3/24)

Punishment for winning too often (3/22)

Quality trumps quantity (3/21)

Wilfong Hoosier bound (3/20)

Tamarac Sassy in her homestretch (3/19)

“The Butler” served us well (3/17)

Fort Silky refuses to lose (3/15)

Ex-2-Year-Old Champ makes local bow (3/14)

Magee retirement left void (3/13)

Fast start for Wilfong (3/12)

Looking Back to Cardigan Bay (3/10)

Fairy tales can come true (3/8)

Iam Bonasera rejuvenated under Willis’ care (3/7)

Galactic Star shines in claiming box (3/6)

Kennan’s Nancy Lee has will to win (3/5)

Looking Back to Tricky Dick N (3/3)

Magee goes out a winner (3/1)

Thanks for the wonderful memories Dave (2/28)

One last Maywood drive for Magee (2/27)

Desperado Alibi returns (2/26)

Horsemen teach Chicago high school students (2/24)

Looking Back to Matt’s Scooter (2/24)

Justice Jet won't cool off (2/22)

Silky smooth sailing in 9-year-old debut (2/21)

A recipe for success at Maywood (2/20)

Looking to “get-well” at Maywood (2/19)

The year of circuit first's was 1981 (2/17)

Triple treat on a frosty night (2/15)

Look who is back in town (2/14)

Lasix paying off for Financial Effort (2/13)

Seekman climbing the ladder (2/11)

Looking Back: She's A Great Lady (2/10)

Just By Design surprises (2/8)

It’s a up and down journey (2/7)

Lopsided trade landed late-bloomer Wings (2/6)

Muy Caliente consistent Maywood threat (2/5)

Looking Back to Hot N Sporty (2/2)

Wings still flying high (2/1)

Will Justice be served? (1/31)

ICF mare division takes a hit (1/30)

Plans notwithstanding sometimes bigger is better (1/28)

Looking Back to He Wants It All (1/26)

Another “good horse” joins Simmons Stable (1/24)

Willis has high hopes for “Jake” (1/22)

Voters on ICF Champs got it right (1/20)

Looking Back: Bonefish and Summer of ‘75 (1/18)

More and more Illinois trainers are owners (1/16)

Nice guys can finish first (1/13)

Looking Back to Aurora Downs (1/12)

Forecasting ICF Pacing Champions (1/10)

Trotting out my division choices (1/8)

Combined circuit standings (1/6)

You gotta have heart (1/4)

Invite restored before winter break (1/3)

Shez a popular money earner (1/2)

Ryleigh’s Lilly rebounds in stake finale (1/1)

Stake season soon a Memory (12/30)

Wings delivers Tim Curtin 3,000th win (12/28)

You bet they’re competitive mares (12/27)

Perry set to claim another trainer’s title (12/26)

Illinois horsemen await uncertain future (12/23)

Silky smooth trip pays off (12/21)

Old face new trot addition (12/20)

Desperado Alibi exceeds expectations (12/19)

Tim Curtin closes in on 3,000th (12/18)

Looking Back to Holborn Hanover (12/16)

Overlooked Just By Design surprises (12/14)

Veto power in our trotting ranks (12/13)

Injured Oosting, Wilfong return Friday (12/12)

Simmons’ old-timer wild about small tracks (12/11)

Looking Back: 1990 record breaking summer (12/9)

It wasn’t so easy this time (12/7)

Eaton doubles-up in Saturday headliner (12/6)

Perseverance pays off for Tripoli Stables (12/5)

Friday feature unexpectedly strong (12/4)

Looking Back to summer of 1993 (12/2)

Ice Scraper upset in Invitational (11/30)

Rest is best for Brown’s horses (11/29)

Winter here, so is Sammy (11/28)

Looking Back: Hawthorne’s first meeting (11/25)

ICF gals have one left (11/23)

Surprise starter for rescheduled mare stake (11/22)

A Blue Chip performer with heart (11/21)

Looking Back to an extraordinary summer (11/20)

Beecher trainer has Crown finalist (11/18)

ICF washed out stake reappears (11/16)

Icy look to competitive invite (11/15)

No place like home for Auniqueaquistion (11/14)

Looking Back to 40 years ago (11/13)

King Mufasa progressing (11/11)

Distaff feature honors Tim Storm (11/9)

Invite returns minus Al’s Hammered (11/8)

The Best laid plans . . . (11/7)

Another ICF Stake is vetoed (11/6)

"Jake" quickly comes a long way (11/4)

Fitting filly freshman trot finale (11/2)

Earning a dime on your dollar (11/1)

The dismantling of our ICF Stakes program (10/31)

Trot rivals test Maywood’s half-miler (10/30)

Cardinal Trot looks like two-horse race (10/28)

Division honors at stake in Violet Trot (10/26)

Synergy Seelster turns red-hot for Chupp (10/25)

Sweet 16 on hold (10/24)

Looking Back: Sportsman’s last Super Night (10/23)

Cardinal Trot missing its division leader (10/21)

On any given Sunday (10/19)

Saving the Windy City Pace (10/18)

Windy City has inside look (10/17)

Canadian aces Windy City threats (10/16)

American National, wagering takes hit (10/14)

Hall beckons Thisbigdogwilfight, My Boy David (10/12)

The stars descend on Balmoral (10/11)

An excited Julie Miller returns home (10/10)

You win some, you lose some (10/9)

Creatine, Father Patrick on their way (10/7)

Always B Miki skipping Amer-Nat (10/6)

Wheeler’s dream season has hurdle to clear (10/5)

Jug Champion is Balmoral bound (10/4)

Happiness is drawing inside at Maywood (10/3)

Violet will spread the division’s wealth (10/2)

Jazzie Mermaid aims for division's biggest plum (9/30)

Trio turns down free pass to Final (9/28)

De Long sidelined by farm accident (9/27)

Absence makes Violet fonder for others (9/26)

Freshmen Cardinal, Violet history (9/25)

Early look at Lady Lincoln Land (9/23)

Willis trainees look to rebound (9/21)

Surprise starters in consolation stakes (9/20)

Warren bags 5, reaches 4,000th (9/19)

Which way is home? (9/18)

Local look in initial American Nationals (9/16)

Coming up Super when it counts (9/14)

Marcus back for Super Night (9/13)

Those all-so-important Super Night draws (9/12)

Illinois Harness Horsemen announce Hall of Fame inductees (9/12)

Hopes higher after Super elims (9/11)

Amer-Nat Freshman elims skipped (9/9)

Looking to Party on Super Night (9/7)

Pressure-packed Saturday ahead (9/5)

Looking Back to Balmoral’s 1st Super Night (9/4)

Cruisin Valor prepping for American National (9/2)

Nino Marino grows into division contender (8/31)

Silky smooth sailing (8/30)

No shortage of talent for Egyptian (8/29)

Looking Back to Super Night 1991 (8/28)

Looking Super for State Fair Champions (8/26)

Du Quoin ends with bevy of championships (8/24)

Drivers double-up for day-night duty (8/23)

Katey surprise starter at Maywood (8/21)

Paisley's trot out Hanover champ (8/19)

Du Quoin is next (8/17)

Older ICF Stakes come up big (8/16)

More than meets the eye (8/15)

Most favorites drew poorly for Springfield finals (8/14)

Springfield’s rain-outs effecting Balmoral stakes? (8/13)

Rain, rain go away (8/11)

Springfield now a short and sweet meet (8/10)

Springfield focus on older male horses (8/9)

Freshman in limelight as Springfield opens (8/8)

Looking Back to Springfield (8/7)

Circuit pauses for Springfield meet (8/5)

Mt. Sterling Fair lures Al’s Hammered (8/3)

Hanover invaders minor only in numbers (8/2)

Mr Leland's Filly packs late wallop (8/1)

Holdingallthecards could ace his Maywood bow (7/31)

A grand training fete for Dirk Simpson (7/29)

Southland Stakes wind-up with freshmen trotters (7/27)

ICF colts step into the limelight (7/26)

Bailey's Wish likely heavy Evita favorite (7/25)

Lex a rising star for Willis Stable (7/24)

Fox Valley Qatar looking like division force (7/22)

Some Southland finalists will be rusty (7/20)

ICF freshman colts in spotlight (7/19)

The right thing to do (7/18)

A chubby Boi happy to be back home (7/17)

Looking Back to Fox Valley Flan (7/15)

Out-of-towners sweep Hanovers (7/13)

Invaders favored in trio of Hanovers (7/12)

Will he get it done from the 8-hole? (7/11)

Two-year-old stake favorite available (7/10)

Plenty of first-timers in trot stake (7/8)

Freshman trotters in spotlight (7/6)

Hothead has spirited look without Unlocked (7/5)

Cook County Stake comes up strong (7/4)

It's Macie Rae all the way (7/3)

Rivalry renewed in Sorce Ann (7/2)

2015 Illinois Bred Stakes still on schedule (6/30)

De Long hoping to stay on a roll (6/29)

Unlocked looks to make amends (6/28)

Freshman colts in Maywood spotlight (6/27)

Maywood stakes for 2-year-olds next (6/26)

So far so very good for Tour Hall (6/24)

Hollywood script for Brink’s trotter (6/22)

Fee splits into toss-up stakes (6/21)

Rogers entry a lock in Maywood Pace? (6/20)

Miller Stable loaded for Maywood Pace (6/19)

Two-year-old colts get their chance (6/18)

Downstate Classics kick-off county fair circuit (6/16)

Delayed 2-year-old stake season begins (6/15)

Heavy favorites in both ICF Stakes (6/14)

My Little Bit inside at right time (6/13)

Uncle Ugly won’t bye his way into final (6/12)

Another one bites the dust (6/10)

Dave Magee our $100 Million Man (6/8)

First Hanover Stake could be a romp (6/7)

Giberson’s ICF mare earns respect (6/6)

No Filly Pace elims, Violet is split (6/5)

Ohio Trot Champ Balmoral bound (6/3)

Streaking trotter returns 3 years later (6/1)

“Deuce” a longshot in Cardinal Final? (5/31)

Leonard Stable has dominated older Cardinal (5/30)

One Cardinal over, a pair coming up (5/29)

Vin looks to fly past in Cardinal Trot (5/27)

Macie Rae develops into Violet Contender (5/25)

Cardinal Pace hopefuls in action (5/24)

Double stakes winner back at Maywood (5/23)

Looking Back to Abercrombie (5/22)

Several prepping for Cardinal Final (5/20)

First ICF “Major” up for grabs (5/18)

Al’s Hammered is staying put (5/17)

Newcomer to ICF 3-year-old colt division (5/16)

Stake champs sparkle in qualifiers (5/15)

Trotting stake rematch next (5/13)

There’s always ‘Plan B’ (5/11)

Schrock’s patience could pay off (5/10)

Erv's ICF 3-year-olds arrive (5/9)

Looking Back to Most Happy Fella (5/8)

Interesting mixture of trotters for Wednesday (5/6)

Buoncammino rising through filly ranks (5/4)

ICF 3-year-old filly division gets a boost (5/3)

Cotton Eyed Joe has sights on Taser Gun (5/2)

Looking Back to Scott Frost (5/1)

Trot rematch in Iggy Magoo Stake (4/29)

Big field for Koochie filly stake (4/27)

Emphasis on stake rematches (4/26)

Unexpected Maywood starter (4/25)

Looking Back to Peace Corps (4/24)

Ample entries for Wednesday card (4/22)

Tour Hall comes out ready (4/20)

ICF 3-year-old trotting stake saved (4/19)

In Over My Head stirs memories (4/18)

Desperate (Lady) situation (4/17)

Looking Back to Missel Renvaeh (4/15)

Trotting fillies get their chance (4/13)

Weekend cards come up short (4/12)

"Deuce" eyes 4th straight in Sportsmaster (4/10)

Looking Back to Jate Lobell (4/8)

De Long nails down No. 1,000 (4/7)

A first at Balmoral for Susan Sarandune (4/6)

Fox Valley Amanda aims to end bridesmaid role (4/5)

Harsh winter added to horse shortage (4/3)

Looking Back to Su Mac Lad (4/1)

Fox Valley Deuce coming up as an ace (3/30)

Initial ICF season stake (3/29)

Tamarac Sassy very feisty at Maywood (3/28)

Not shipping proves to be Justified (3/27)

Looking Back to 1969 Surprises (3/25)

Wilfongs have trio of series threats (3/23)

There's no place like home (3/22)

Hiteman makes triumphant return (3/21)

In a Pretty Place to succeed (3/20)

Looking Back to Sir Dalrae (3/18)

Initial Sunday card is unique (3/16)

New arrival in Balmoral opening feature (3/15)

"Touche" backs into sweet spot for opener (3/14)

News and Updates (3/13)

Looking Back to Lady Ann Reed (3/11)

Krueger reflects on rookie season (3/8)

A Fort Silky sighting (3/6)

Looking Back to Lew & Midas Almahurst (3/4)

Brutal winter may delay 3-year-old debuts (3/1)

Time To Roll proving to be bargain (2/27)

Looking Back to the Summer of 1990 (2/24)

Simpson closing in on 1,000 (2/22)

Elliott has winning recipe (2/20)

Looking Back to Tonight Show at Maywood (2/18)

Maywood/Balmoral holding over $5 million in purse account (2/17)

Harsh winter hampers training (2/15)

County Fair Schedule announced (2/13)

Looking Back to 1979 at Maywood (2/11)

Handicapping tool now unavailable (2/8)

Hiteman will be back (2/6)

Looking Back to Fox Valley Topaz (2/4)

It was a Dandy 2013 (2/1)

Biologics nails it for Al (1/30)

Looking Back to Smashing Don (1/28)

Casey climbs to the top (1/25)

Illinois Champions honored (1/23)

Looking Back to Giggles The Clown (1/21)

Honored trotter remaining with Brink (1/18)

Leading Illinois trainers (1/16)

Looking Back: Forrest Skipper vs. Hothead (1/14)

Dealing with the bitter cold (1/11)

De Long had breakout year (1/9)

Looking Back to Ideal Towne (1/7)

Paper names Fort Silky its best (1/4)

Perry pulls off trainer sweep (1/2)

Looking Back to Home Bed Advantage (12/31)

Ice Scraper stays hot in feature (12/29)

Balmoral trainer's race undecided (12/28)

Looking Back to Parklane Powerful (12/26)

Paper announces its ICF Champions (12/24)

It rains on favorite's parade (12/22)

Fort Silky's season over (12/21)

Sectionline Yankee returns (12/20)

Looking Back to Manfred Hanover (12/19)

Perry nearing trainer sweep (12/17)

Peace quietly had banner season (12/15)

Long awaited battle in Invite (12/14)

De Long welcomes return of King's mare (12/13)

Looking Back to Taurus Bomber & Goose Filter (12/12)

It's a family affair (12/10)

Al Hammers Invite field (12/8)

Our "Day of Infamy" ahead? (12/7)

Eaton's local stock rises (12/6)

Looking Back to Constant Change (12/5)

Death knell for Illinois horsemen (12/3)

Magee still going strong (12/3)

Legend has it, or does he? (12/1)

It was Time To Roll the dice (11/30)

Expect a first class effort Friday (11/29)

Local trotting colony improves (11/26)

Krueger finds niche 18 years later (11/24)

Looking back to Windy City Pace 20 years ago (11/21)

Competitive Wednesday trot feature (11/19)

On the Brink of success (11/17)

Another surprise Windy City Pace winner (11/16)

Lucan Hanover aims to avoid Windy City burial (11/15)

Yonkers Trot Champ Galt favorite (11/14)

Windy City Night comes up short (11/12)

Cream does rise to the top (11/10)

It's the night to "Bee" there (11/9)

Horsemen left out of legislative session (11/8)

Three-year-old Colt Trot rivalry a dandy (11/8)

American National Night loaded (11/7)

Photo Surprise aims for happy ending (11/5)

Pet Rock steps up as 4-year-old (11/3)

All-star cast bound for Balmoral (11/2)

Auniqueaquistion bows for new stable (11/1)

Can Maywood's 8-hole stop King Mufasa? (10/31)

Patience paying off on Photo Surprise (10/29)

Bailey's Wish winner off track too (10/27)

Foiled Again headed to Balmoral (10/26)

Harmer pair has De Long enthused (10/25)

Looking Back to Before He Cheats (10/24)

Cardinal Trot Final set (10/22)

Early American National arrivals (10/20)

Some Crown finalists Balmoral bound (10/19)

Looking back to on-track concerts (10/18)

Rare Maywood trot comes up solid (10/17)

Solid aged trot Wednesday headliner (10/15)

Stakes aplenty Sunday with final Hanovers (10/13)

Unlocked returns, others leaving (10/12)

"Norman" a good fit in Friday's stake (10/11)

A rested Auniqueaquisition back in action (10/10)

Some unlikely starters in stake consolation (10/8)

Veto session in Lincoln Land Final? (10/6)

Underated Whirlwindiplomacy returns (10/5)

She's come a long way (10/4)

No lock in Friday's Cardinal (10/3)

Racetrack closure and massive job losses on horizon (10/1)

Simpson has quartet in Lady Lincoln Land (10/1)

Trot elim, ICF Filly Stake on tap (9/29)

You bet he's ultra-consistent (9/28)

Cardinal, Violet final berths at stake (9/27)

Looking Back to Mr. Dalrae (9/26)

Simpson stable loaded for Lady Lincoln Land (9/24)

Bettor way to look at it (9/22)

Husted keyed-up over Brown's pacers (9/21)

Monopoly Man tests Maywood (9/20)

Looking Back to Coldheartedrevenge (9/19)

First American Nationals on tap (9/17)

There's nothing like the first time (9/15)

Super Night has arrived (9/14)

A Super summer for the De Longs (9/13)

Looking Back to King Johnny (9/12)

Prep for first American Nationals (9/10)

Super Night Finalists "Locks" (9/8)

Catching up with Mr. Super Night (9/7)

This weekend the heat is on (9/6)

Looking back to Mucho Sleazy (9/5)

Filly, Colt State Fair Trot champs meet (9/3)

Super Night record-setters (9/1)

Iam Bonasera on the comeback trail (8/31)

Series draws not kind to Fort Silky (8/30)

Looking back to Coffee Dan (8/29)

County Fair Champs honored (8/28)

Governor's Cup showdown a goodie (8/26)

Team Miller double-up at Du Quoin (8/25)

Nine championships on line at DuQuoin (8/24)

Du Quoin opens under the lights (8/23)

Looking back to Chief Counsel (8/22)

Trotting out co-features (8/20)

A Walter Paisley sighting (8/18)

Miller sends out pair of aces (8/17)

Springfield meet ends with bang (8/16)

Eight Springfield titles on the line (8/15)

Miller at Balmoral for Trot Series leg (8/13)

Marcus Miller back home Monday (8/12)

State Fair stake finalists determined (8/11)

State Fair spotlight on 3-year-olds (8/10)

Springfield meet opens today (8/9)

Looking back to Sportsman’s final night (8/8)

Trot series well supported (8/6)

Thisbigdogwillfight's illustrious career over (8/4)

Miller trainees Hanover favorites (8/3)

Final Hanovers solidify Saturday's card (8/2)

Looking back to Sportsfancy (8/1)

Pair of unpredictable freshman stakes (7/30)

Why is Evita Stake isolated? (7/28)

Mystical Walter a winning choice (7/27)

Kadabra kicks off Festival of Racing (7/26)

Looking back to Rum Customer (7/25)

No elims for Plesac or Flan (7/23)

Auniqueaquisition has bounced back (7/21)

Pretenders or contenders? (7/20)

Saturday's card loaded with stake elims (7/19)

Looking back to Kentucky and Nickells (7/18)

News and notes (7/17)

Well To Do Guru is retired (7/14)

Carpenter happy Our Dragon King is back (7/13)

Hanover Night a favorite (7/12)

Looking back to Keystone Accent (7/11)

Big Tom scholarship winner has horseracing in his blood (7/10)

Streaking Celebrity Hercules returns (7/9)

Bafia also a winner off the race track (7/7)

Triple treat of ICF stake races (7/5)

April May Dune won't be overlooked again (7/4)

Its a topsy-turvy sophomore filly division (7/2)

Aliyah Maria a potent acquisition (6/30)

Illinois flavor in first season Hanover (6/29)

New situation for freshman Unlocked (6/28)

Maywood hosts its initial freshman stake of season (6/27)

Driver milestones can be exasperating (6/26)

ICF filly trot stake won't be boring (6/23)

Mystical Victress eyes 12th in row in ICF ranks (6/22)

Crankin' It Up in good spot for $115,000 showdown (6/21)

Looking back to Whizzer R White (6/20)

A trio of ICF stakes next (6/18)

ICF freshman in Sunday spotlight (6/16)

Well To Do Guru returns minus Casey (6/15)

Auniqueaquistion favored in $122,000 Pace (6/14)

Looking back to '75 Midwest Derby (6/13)

King Mufasa becoming a force (6/11)

Diva Stake isn't short on quality (6/9)

Invite back minus Fort Silky (6/8)

Looking Back to Staying Together (6/7)

Maywood Filly Pace Final field at stake (6/6)

Well To Do Guru close to returning (6/4)

Our first look at 2-year-olds (6/2)

Fancy Creek Elusiv off to quick start (6/1)

Aged Cardinal popular with horsemen (5/31)

Looking back to Muscle Hill (5/30)

A week for Cardinal fans (5/28)

Violet Final has Sara looking in (5/26)

Cardinal Pace finalists decided tonight (5/25)

Older Violet comes up large (5/24)

Looking back to Park Place (5/23)

Horsemen’s costs skyrocket as prize money plummets (5/22)

Be fair to ALL stake finalists (5/21)

Aliyah Maria no longshot in Violet Final (5/19)

Rested Fort Silky returns (5/18)

Goxos Stake will be action-packed (5/17)

Looking back to Arnie's Priority (5/16)

Vacation days over for George (5/14)

Violet Final berths on the line (5/12)

Illinois benefits on Clinard's decision (5/11)

De Long connects with Place'N First (5/10)

Looking back to "Willie's" early days (5/9)

Brink has trio in early stake (5/7)

Eight challenge Trot Fudge Sundae (5/5)

3-year-olds have Wilfongs excited (5/4)

Solid Saturday card ahead (5/3)

Looking back to Bye Bye Byrd (5/2)

Powerful Poe favored in sophomore bow (4/30)

Trot Fudge Sundae returns (4/28)

Invite back but ICF stake KO'd (4/27)

Rematch in Taser Gun Stake (4/26)

ICF sophomore fillies shift at Maywood (4/25)

Benn's a Keeper (4/23)

Simpson's star ICF trotters ready (4/21)

Well-rested Invite field (4/20)

Miss Moon Light a pleasant surprise (4/19)

Looking back to Quik Pulse Mindale (4/18)

Illinois horsemen give the gift of education (4/16)

Powerful look to Speedy Rodney Stake (4/16)

Trotting out first ICF filly stake (4/14)

Without invite, gals in spotlight (4/13)

Maywood hosts initial season stake (4/12)

Looking back to Tavern Talk (4/11)

A new gaming bill and a new problem (4/9)

Al's Hammered done for year (4/9)

Wilfongs rate high in horse's names (4/7)

Willis ready for stakes season (4/6)

All 3 ICF Stakes are a go (4/5)

Looking back to Cinder Best (4/4)

De Long takes advantage of opening (4/2)

Every ICF stake is necessary (3/30)

Maywood suits Fox Valley Touche (3/29)

Looking back to Pacific Flight N (3/28)

Hiteman is back (3/26)

Casey made right call (3/24)

It's official: Marcus is gone (3/23)

Saturday feature not a true handicap (3/22)

Looking back to Jet Laag (3/21)

Right move for Sutton (3/19)

Replays a boon for Roberts (3/17)

Invite returns (3/16)

Noteworthy qualifiers and price shot (3/15)

Looking back to Take Down The Flag (3/14)

Winning streak on the line (3/12)

Squonk now busy winning races (3/10)

Thunder Steeler coming up big for Donna (3/9)

On the right track (3/8)

Looking back to 1970 at Sportsman's (3/7)

Brothers on card (3/5)

Casey on a roll (3/3)

Invite, Open skipped (3/2)

Trio of mares prefer Maywood (3/1)

Looking back to Black Shadow (2/28)

Double duty suits Roberts (2/26)

Hosea's remarkable journey (2/23)

Friday feature Rock solid (2/22)

Looking back to "The Pacing Machine" (2/21)

Celebrity Hercules looking strong (2/19)

Winning streaks intact (2/17)

"This Dog" fighting towards $1 million (2/16)

Merv got "Really Lucky" (2/15)

Looking back to Chicago's first superstar (2/14)

Trot feature after short break (2/12)

Like father, like son (2/10)

Affrunti has made a big jump (2/8)

Masterofhisdomain enters Hall (2/6)

Brothers are Hall of Famers (2/4)

Favorites prevail heading into break (2/3)

Some new faces are rolled out (2/2)

Du Quoin champ back home (2/1)

Looking back to Washington Park (1/31)

Short break starts Sunday (1/29)

IHHA to fete Lewandowskis (1/27)

I Scoot Sam has come a long way (1/26)

Newspaper honors Welch (1/25)

Looking back to Keystone Raider (1/24)

Chicago horseracing publicist recognized nationally (1/23)

Antsy trotter has Ryan smiling (1/22)

KK's Bandit well worth the gamble (1/20)

Betterluvnexttime returns (1/19)

Paper's ICF Division Champs (1/18)

Looking back to Sportsman's 5/8's Champions (1/17)

Wilfongs have formidable pair (1/15)

The Padre showing potential (1/13)

Rematch in Invite (1/12)

Surprise in Maywood Friday feature (1/11)

Looking back to Falcon Seelster (1/10)

Round two of distaff series (1/8)

Oosting, Willis, Affrunti honored (1/6)

Versatility a plus for Firstclassallthway (1/5)

"Touche" has past success at Maywood (1/4)

Looking back to record winning wager (1/3)

New year brings up old series (1/1)

Smolin grows into prominence (12/30)

Iam Bonasera Returns (12/29)

A whole new view for horseracing fans (12/5)

Association fronts money for State Fair purses (9/26)

IL horsemen react to veto of gaming bill (8/28)

“Big Tom” Scholarship presented in Balmoral winner’s circle (8/7)

IL students awarded “Big Tom” horseracing scholarship (7/2)

Illinois horsemen nearer to the finish line (6/1)

Illinois horsemen honor the best in the state (3/14)

Illinois gambling market not saturated according to report (11/23)

Illinois horsemen support revised gambling bill (11/9)

Illinois gaming bill is about agriculture, jobs (6/8)

3% update (8/11)

IHHA & track management sign agreement for 2007 (12/19)

IHHA elects board members (8/21)

11 candidates file for IHHA Board (6/30)

IHHA Announces Hall of Fame Person & Caretaker of the Year Inductee (5/22)

IHHA legislative update (3/20)

House Bill 1917 defeated (3/4)

IHHA endorses House Bill 1917 (3/2)

IHHA legislative update (2/24)

IHHA contract negotiations update (12/19)

Top state horsemen flee to greener pastures in eastern states (11/30)

IHHA race dates negotiations (9/15)

IHHA board candidate statements (7/22)

14 candidates file for IHHA board (7/1)

Legislative update (5/23)

2005 race dates, IHHA & Balmoral / Maywood sign agreement on recapture issue (9/21)

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