Harness Racing

Attention:  Harness Racing for Friday, August 10 has been cancelled. A double card has been slated for Saturday August 11 starting with a 10:30 am post time.

 

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 fi​nest 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 between August 10th and August 15th and you might be lucky enough to see an Illinois record or even a world record race time fall!

watch live stream of the harness races

2018 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

HARNESS RACING SCHEDULE

NOTE: Purses are unknown at this time. Watch the IDOA website for updated information or send your email address to kelly.beck@illinois.gov 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. 7TH for Friday Aug. 10TH and Saturday, Aug. 11TH 
Please call Hawthorne at 708-780-3690 or enter online through U.S.T.A. at ustrotting.com 
Illinois Department of Agriculture Horse Racing Programs: 217/782-4231

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 – Post Time: 11:00 a.m.

Entries Close Tuesday, Aug. 7th at 10:00 a.m.
Entries taken at Hawthorne 708/780-3690 or enter online
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Eliminations (ICF)
($200 Est. Entry Fee – NOTE: if any class doesn’t split, a prep race will be raced on Friday. You must race in the prep race to race in Championship)
Pace - 2-Year-Old Colt ($6,000 per race)$6,000
Pace - 2-Year-Old Filly ($6,000 per race)$6,000
Trot - 2-Year-Old Colt ($6,000 per race)$6,000
Trot - 2-Year-Old Filly ($6,000 per race)$6,000
Trot - 3-Year-Old Colt ($6,000 per race)$6,000
Trot - 3-Year-Old Filly ($6,000 per race)$6,000
(Overnights may be added)

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 – Post Time: 11:00 a.m.

Entries Close Tuesday, Aug. 7th at 10:00 a.m.
Entries taken at Hawthorne at 708/780-3690 or enter online
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Eliminations (ICF)
($200 Est. Entry Fee – NOTE: if any class doesn’t split, a prep race will be raced on Friday. You must race in the prep race to race in Championship)
Pace - 3-Year-Old Colt ($6,000 per race)$6,000
Pace - 3-Year-Old Filly ($6,000 per race)$6,000
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Aged Divisions (ICF)
($100 Est. Entry Fee)
Trot - Fillies & Mares (4 Y.O. & Up) $7,000
Trot – Horse/Gelding (4 Y.O. & Up) $7,000
Pace – Fillies & Mares (4 Y.O. & Up)$7,000
Pace – Horse/Gelding (4 Y.O. & Up) $7,000
IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
($100 Est. Entry Fee – Horses qualified for ISFCS Championships not eligible)
Pace - 2-Year-Old Colt ($5,000 per race)$5,000
Pace - 2-Year-Old Filly ($5,000 per race)$5,000
(Overnights may be added)

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 - No Racing

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 – No Racing

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 – Post Time: 11:00 a.m.

Entries Close Saturday, Aug. 11th at 10:00 a.m.
Entries taken at Hawthorne at 708/780-3690 or enter online
Illinois Topline Races
(No Entry Fee)
Pace -2-Year-Old$5,000
Trot -2-Year-Old $5,000
Pace -3-Year-Old & Up $5,000
Trot -3-Year-Old & Up $5,000

IDOA State Fair races (ICF)
($100 Est. Entry Fee – Horses qualified for ISFCS Championships not eligible)
Pace - 3-Year-Old Filly$5,000
Trot - 3-Year-Old Colt $5,000
Trot - 3-Year-Old Filly$5,000
 

Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018 – Post Time: 11:00 am

Entries Close Sunday, Aug. 12th at 10:00 a.m.
Entries taken at Hawthorne at 708/780-3690 or enter online
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Championships (ICF)
(No Entry Fee)
Pace - 2-Year-Old Colt$27,500
Pace - 2-Year-Old Filly$27,500
Trot - 2-Year-Old Colt $27,500
Trot - 2-Year-Old Filly $27,500
Pace - 3-Year-Old Colt $25,000
Pace - 3-Year-Old Filly $25,000
Trot - 3-Year-Old Colt $25,000
Trot - 3-Year-Old Filly $25,000

IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
($100 Est. Entry Fee – Horses qualified for ISFCS Championships not eligible)
Trot - 2-Year-Old Colt $5,000
Trot - 2-Year-Old Filly $5,000
Pace - 3-Year-Old Colt$5,000
 (Overnights may be added) 


Horses qualified for ISFCS Championships are not eligible to race in the IDOA races.



Illinois Department of Agriculture
Horse Racing Programs
State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281
Office - 217/782-4231 Fax - 217/524-6194