COVID19 Horse Racing Guidelines.pdf
Illinois County Fair Races Rescheduled for October 3rd
Races will be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 3rd at 11:00 a.m. These races are rescheduled from the cancelled (rained out) races on September 1st in Du Quoin. Conditions for the races are for Illinois bred 2-year olds and 3-year olds that were nominated to the Illinois county fairs. There will also be an IHHA Pace and Trot. To enter, contact LeAnn Shinn by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30th at 618-783-2589. Horsemen can also enter online. Qualifiers will be held if needed. Entry fees for purse races are $70 and qualifiers will be $50. 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.
The following COVID-19 Precautions will be in place for these races:
-You must use gate 5 to enter the fairgrounds. Your temperature will be taken by a representative of the Department of Agriculture at the gate.
-You must wear a mask unless you are on the track with a horse. Failure to follow this rule will result in your horse being scratched and you will be escorted from the grounds by security.
-No spectators are allowed, only officials or personnel involved with horse care are allowed on grounds.
-The grandstand will be for officials only. If you are watching the races on the backside, please maintain social distancing. Use social distancing guidelines in the barn area.