The Illinois racetrack, known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, hosts a large venue of great horse racing at this year's fair. Free admission and Pari-Mutuel Wagering lets the avid horse fan enjoy and watch not only some of the finest horses in the state of Illinois, but also gives horse racing enthusiasts the chance to wager on one’s favorite! Come out to the track and you might be lucky enough to see an Illinois record or even a world record race time fall!
2022 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
DRAFT HARNESS RACING SCHEDULE
Purses are unknown at this time. Watch the IDOA website for updated information or send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be placed on an email list and receive updated information as it becomes available.
State Fair Racing Office: 217/782-2239 (Race Days Only)
Entries must be made by 10:00 a.m. 72 hours before race
Double Draw on
Tuesday Aug. 9th for Friday Aug. 12th and Saturday Aug. 13th
Please call Hawthorne at 708-780-3690 or enter online through U.S.T.A. at
Illinois Department of Agriculture Horse Racing Programs: 217/782-4231
The 2022 schedule will be posted when it becomes available.