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Hawthorne Racecourse

Illinois Derby
Hawthorne Gold Cup

Hawthorne fall meet closes with gains in handle, field size (1/1)

Rider Stephanie Slinger taken to Loyola Medical Center (1/1)

Tizgorgeous, Dom the Bomb take juvenile route stakes (12/14)

Edgar, Whitworth mark final stakes for fall meet (12/11)

A milestone behind the mic (12/11)

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Balmoral Park

Cold snap in Midwest forces Balmoral and Maywood to change qualifying dates (2/17)

Extreme cold forces Sunday cancellation after Race 1 at Balmoral (2/15)

Balmoral and Maywood release 2015 Stake schedules (2/10)

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Maywood Park

Mandatory Pick 6 payout on January 30 (1/28)

Widger shaken up in Maywood spill (12/12)

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Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park launches 2011 Thoroughbred racing season (3/9)

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Illinois County Fairs

Illinois Topline nomination due March 15 (3/10)

Illinois State Fair races cancelled on Wednesday (8/19)

Monday’s Springfield card postponed (8/17)

Jordan’s Jewell named Illinois County Fair Horse of the Month (7/18)

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Arlington Park

Arlington Million 2014

Arlington Park newsletter - PDF (1/14)

Arlington Park newsletter - PDF (12/12)

American St. Leger earns Grade III rating (12/5)

Arlington Park newsletter - PDF (11/26)

Arlington Park newsletter - PDF (11/12)

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Arlington Park Blogs

Breeders Cup Day handicapping contest added (10/24)

Remembering Cigar at Arlington – 1996 (10/8)

From student to professor (8/24)

Passion and prestige (8/9)

Experiences unlike any other (7/24)

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Inter-Track Partners

Stretch Run Sporting Club & Grille opens (11/20)

Lucky Magee’s Racino Grill and Sports Lounge crosses the finish line in record time (4/27)

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Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

RMTC reports overall decrease in phenylbutazone violations for lower threshold (1/25)

RMTC board makes therapeutic withdrawal recommendations (11/15)

RMTC board names interim executive director (4/24)

RMTC committees provide updates (10/10)

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Racing Officials Accreditation Program

ROAP Apprentice Program announces first host track (1/6)

ROAP approves strategic plan and apprentice program (9/2)

Bowker re-elected chairman of ROAP; 2010 stewards’ points of emphasis set (4/16)

ROAP announces upcoming continuing education seminars (2/12)

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Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

Common owner entries uncoupled (2/4)

ITHA: Advocating for horsemen priorities (1/5)

Video highlights of testimony concerning 2015 Illinois Thoroughbred racing dates (10/14)

Illinois horsemen look forward to 2015 racing, complete with spring, summer and fall meets (10/4)

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Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Assn.
R.A.C.E. Program

ADW Bill (2/26)

Exciting rule change (2/3)

2015 Fairmount stall applications (12/18)

ILHBPA update on winter training (12/11)

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Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation
Horses for Sale

ITBOF Stallion Season Auction begins (2/4)

IL Horsemen's Council offers support to tornado victims (11/18)

It pays to be an Illinois-Bred (9/11)

ITBOF mourns the loss of Dr. Donald Liechty (8/6)

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Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association
Mike Paradise's harness line
Mike Paradise's Notes & Quotes

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)

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Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association

July 3 ISOBA harness racing Summer Preview added (6/29)

Post time for ISOBA Preview delayed until 3 pm (6/19)

Post time change for ISOBA Summer Previews (6/9)

Announcing new ISOBA June race program (6/5)

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Illinois Quarter Horse Race Association

Szymski and Bohlman to Illinois Quarter Horse Race Association (1/11)

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Illinois Racing Board

February IRB meeting cancelled (2/20)

February IRB meeting agenda (2/11)

January IRB meeting agenda (1/14)

December IRB meeting agenda (12/2)

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Racing television schedule

U-Verse scratches TVG horse racing network (12/2)

Tuesday Night School to be simulcast on Sirius/XM Radio (3/11)

Night School returns Tuesday with a look at Triple Crown preps (2/27)

Road to the Kentucky Derby TV series announced (11/8)

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Breeders' Cup
Eclipse Awards updates
Racing television schedule

Out of the Gate with ... Monica Benson (8/14)

Out of the gate with ... Gabby Gaudet (7/31)

Geroux named JockeyTalk360 Jockey of the Week (7/15)

TOBA to hold Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar in Illinois (6/3)

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The Hambletonian

Balmoral and Maywood file voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring (12/24)

Delong a definite “ladies man” on Super Night (9/11)

Welch hoping for a three-peat with colt trio (9/10)

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Chicago Sun-Times

Two turf juggernauts top short field of 7 in Arlington Million (8/13)

Services planned for Bruce Duchossois, noted equestrian (7/9)

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Hall of Famer Dave Magee to drive last race Saturday at Balmoral (2/28)

Exotic dancer known as “Racetrack Rosie” (7/19)

Reward generates tips in Lowell horse murder (6/9)

$2,500 reward offered for information on murdered Indiana racehorse (6/6)

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Chicago Tribune

Barbaro: A champion's fight for recovery

Former Arlington Heights mayor to join horse racing board following O'Hare noise, Metra boards (12/29)

Illinois Horse racing tracks tied to Blagojevich scandal file for bankruptcy (12/24)

Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney says (12/17)

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The Blood-Horse

Hawthorne hopes to overcome obstacles (2/20)

La Tia seeking third straight in Buena Vista (2/13)

New leadership coming for Illinois board (1/27)

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Daily Racing Form
The Inside Post

Balmoral: Sunday 3/1 Analysis (2/27)

Harness: Hall of Famer Dave Magee to retire from driving (2/26)

Balmoral: Saturday 2/28 Analysis (2/26)

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Thoroughbred Times

Pataky Kid, Gold Edge make the grade at Arlington (9/8)

Churchill rejects appeal to add Illinois Derby to qualifying races (8/30)

Illinois governor vetoes expanded gambling (8/28)

Arlington Million Day registers strong numbers (8/19)

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The Handicapper's Edge

Work All Week stays undefeated on dirt with BC Sprint upset (11/1)

Dynamic Impact edges Midnight Hawk in Illinois Derby (4/19)

Flashy American has wind to her back in Sixty Sails (4/19)

Midnight Hawk holds class edge in Illinois Derby (4/16)

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Midwest Thoroughbred Magazine

Full force fields US & European for Arlington Million day (8/17)

One courageous cat (8/9)

Million dollar mornings (8/8)

Buck’s Boy at 19: Still King of His Turf (8/7)

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Illini Harness Racing

Super Night and Breeders Crown Champ trying to rebound (9/4)

Records fall at Charleston in Illinois Stallion Stakes (7/28)

Delong making a name for himself (5/13)

Maywood stewards make accurate calls (4/29)

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Harness Link

Hall of Famer Bob Farrington dies at age 85 (10/14)

Three students win $5,000 HTA scholarships (10/29)

Brenda Watson has harness racing at heart (5/8)

This time Gov. Pat Quinn - this time surely? (5/6)

HANA Harness announces new gold sponsor (4/23)

Tony and Peter Alagna's Mum, Donna Lee (6/28)

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EL Titan to race in Galt, scratched from Yonkers (10/17)

Illinois vote on expanded gaming expected soon (5/4)

Balmoral adds day of racing in 2012 (9/27)

Good news in Illinois! Purses to receive boost (8/10)

Still hope for slots at Illinois tracks (5/27)

Tragedy at Balmoral Park (4/11)

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The Harness Edge

Backstretch brush propels Mojito Hall (3/12)

Fox Valley Absolut goes right down the road (1/8)

ISOBA Stake won by Power Of A Moment (10/15)

Fox Valley Oracle delivers in ISOBA Stake (10/14)

Southern Maebelle scores In ISOBA Stake (10/10)

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Daily Herald

Duchossois honored by alma mater Washington and Lee (2/11)

Hawks to honor Mike Spellman with moment of silence Monday (2/6)

Former Arlington Heights mayor Mulder picked for horse racing board (1/27)

Editorial: Facts don't support gambling expansion (1/22)

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Pioneer Local

Village Board scolds OTB, eatery (12/7)

A Million stories: A season at Arlington Park (10/11)

Patience rewarded at International Festival of Racing (8/22)

Tough enough: Veteran jockeys ride for the cause (8/20)

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Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

Derby preps in full swing (2/25)

Eclipse Awards have local flavor (1/12)

Pair of exciting finishes at Hawthorne Race Course (11/18)

Eddie Olczyk previews the Breeders' Cup (10/31)

Breeders’ Cup is filled with local flavor (10/28)

Death of young jockey Juan Saez rattles horse racing (10/21)

Miller: Latest happenings in the horse racing world (10/7)

Hawthorne Race Course set for opening weekend (10/3)

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ESPN Chicago

Hawthorne Gold Cup scouting report (10/2)

Arlington meet closes, debate continues (9/21)

Arlington Futurity scouting report (9/4)

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Chicago Suburban News

At season’s end, horses need a home (8/13)

Union strike ends at Hawthorne (7/16)

At racetrack, all bets are off due to strike of local IBEW union (6/24)

Man killed at race course (6/24)

Trainer admits cruelty (6/14)

Off-track betting venture proposed in Mundelein (6/13)

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Daily Southtown

Gambling bill coming but problems remain (11/10)

Horse tracks hope to hit on slots (11/9)

Venues offer March Madness of a different kind (3/6)

First comes a record, then a replica (2/28)

Ryan Anderson, harness driver (11/6)

Horsemen renew call for slots at tracks (10/19)

Crestwood feeling strain as nearby betting parlors gain popularity (10/7)

Plans under way for new OTB, grill location (9/18)

Jockey Meier earns 4,000th career win (9/17)

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News from Europe

Godolphin ends alliance with Dettori (10/25)

Frankel overcomes adversity in Champion Stakes: Retires with a 14 for 14 record (10/20)

Champions Day at Ascot: Frankel seeks to take win streak to 14 (10/19)

Great Heavens loves soft turf; May win the Arc (10/6)

Camelot has post five; Orfevre draws 18 for the Arc (10/5)

Soumillon excited about Orfevre's chances: Dettori rides Camelot (10/4)

Orfevre the market leader as Danedream and Nathaniel withdraw (10/3)

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News feeds

The Kentucky Derby trail begins (1/21)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (1/21)

Tetrick named harness driver of the year (11/29)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (11/25)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (11/18)

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Other media

TrackNotes: A lo-res horizontal squeeze (2/27)

Program Spotlight: Illinois Equine Humane Center (2/17)

Past employees say a final goodbye to the QC Downs (1/31)

Gauen: Golden gambling goose is getting tapped out (1/28)

No more horseplay: Merrillville Off-Track Betting to close (1/12)

Merrillville off-track betting facility closing (1/12)

Quad-City Downs closing (1/9)

Chicago horse-racing track bets it can beat multimillion-dollar judgment (1/9)

An injury and then big success for Saint Leon (1/9)

Political scandal judgment forces Balmoral filing (12/26)

Hawthorne cats update, Steve Dale WGN Radio (12/7)

Civil trial involving Blagojevich, racetrack starts in Chicago (12/3)

Solution for Hawthorne cats benefits the cats (11/17)

Update: Hawthorne Race Course feral cats (11/7)

TrackNotes: A show about nothing (11/7)

Hawthorne race track cats (11/7)

Race course bans woman who fed homeless cats behind track (11/6)

Woman banned from caring for feral cats at suburban racetrack (11/6)

TrackNotes: Bacchanalia to binge on (10/31)

Death of young jockey Juan Saez rattles horse racing (10/21)

Average daily handle down at Hawthorne (10/21)

Horseracing gaining ground with new fans at Hawthorne Race Course (10/13)

TrackNotes: The Soul Of Cigar (10/10)

Hawthorne Race Course provides great entertainment value (10/8)

Report: Two-time Horse of the Year Cigar dead at 24 (10/8)

Miller: Latest happenings in the horse racing world (10/7)

Illinois horsemen hope for unity after breeders’ group reverses course (10/6)

Bloomington couple earns Thoroughbred racing honor (10/6)

Horse tracks stumble amid painful wait for slots (10/6)

Hawthorne Race Course set for opening weekend (10/3)

Illinois Racing Board cuts back live horse racing (9/30)

TrackNotes: Tarnished Chrome, not so Super Saturday & Game off for Dude (9/26)

Harness racing runs wild in Southern Illinois (9/21)

TrackNotes: Four quarters and the perfect grift (9/19)

Betting on the ponies – all in good fun at Hawthorne Race Course (9/19)

Racehorse embarks on new career (9/16)

Balmoral Park in Crete ready for tonight's 2014 Super Night (9/13)

Hawthorne Race Course offers a family-friendly experience (9/12)

Court battle sullies feel-good story of rescue racehorse, Magna Fortuna (8/28)

Fairmount Park trainer setting records (8/27)

Magee has big weekend in harness racing (8/24)

Swiss Mocha tastes victory in Illinois State Fair harness racing (8/12)

“Celebrity” harness race canceled (8/12)

Horse quarantine at state fair lifted (8/9)

Gibersons teach children love of horses, racing (8/7)

Hawthorne Race Course to receive new Sportech technologies for wagering (8/6)

Another exciting day at the Effingham County Fair races (8/5)

TrackNotes: Junkies in narcissistic denial (8/1)

Amateur driver steals the show (7/30)

Harness racing kicks off 136th White County Fair (7/28)

Logan County Fair off to a strong start with new harness racing schedule (7/28)

Twilight races to kick off harness card (7/27)

Stallion Stakes highlights harness racing card (7/25)

Ailing trainer has hot contender in Haskell Invitational (7/25)

Newton man still enjoying thrill of racing (7/20)

TrackNotes: Miracle and wonder (7/18)

Harness racing kicks off county fair (7/16)

Local county fair, trainers highlight horse racing concerns (7/9)

Bruce Duchossois, son of Arlington Park owner, dies (7/9)

St. Louisans continue tradition of playing hooky at Fairmount Park (7/8)

Martinsville harness racing heats up as Patton posts 2 victories (7/8)

Bruce Duchossois, Sport Horse community staple, dies at 64 (7/3)

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The Jockey Club

Texas Red, American Pharoah, Lady Eli, and Take Charge Brandi Top the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap (1/29)

The Jockey Club amends Rule Book with Retired from Racing clause (2/27)

Shanghai Bobby high weight on 2012 Experimental Free Handicap (1/30)

The Jockey Club will increase fees by $25 in support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (10/11)

The Jockey Club announces project to identify at-risk horses (6/13)

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Amendment to Senate Bill 2291 - (merger bill)

Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975



Fine Art

Secretariat fine art print released (10/20)


Riverfront Times

One-track mind -- on top of old Fairmount



Citation: In a Class by Himself


The Pedigree Post

Caressing, champion pouring it on

England's Legend

Silvano, a German with Cal-bred roots


Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit - the movie

Seabiscuit movie trailer

Seabiscuit biography promotional appearances

Seabiscuit biography released

An equine renaissance


The Backstretch

Toddlin' town


Newcity Chicago

Arlington 101

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Hawthorne Diary

The off-season blaaahgs (6/5)

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Hawthorne Features

Meet driver Sam Widger (7/12)

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