Harness Racing

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!




NOTE: Dates, times and 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. 

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