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Fall review races planned at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - from the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association

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Hinsdale, IL --- Two dates of harness racing for Illinois conceived and foaled horses have been added to the race schedule in the Prairie State, with up to $200,000 in total purses up for grabs. The Fall Review races will take place on Saturday (Sept. 30) and Saturday (Oct. 7) at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Races are restricted to Illinois conceived and foaled horses. There will be divisions for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds and older horses (4-year-olds and up). Divisions will be split by sex where the entries allow. Purses are estimated at $5,000 per heat. Fields will be limited to a maximum size of seven. Purses will be split 50-25-12-8-5 to the top five finishers, with any horse finishing sixth or seventh receiving a stipend of $100. A $40 starting fee will apply for each horse racing.

Entries may be made online through the United States Trotting Association online platform ( or by calling LeAnn Shinn at 618.783.2589. Entries close at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 27) for the Sept. 30 races and at 10 a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 4) for the Oct. 7 events.

Post time for each day of races is 11 a.m. Admission and parking are free.

While these races are non-wagering events, a pick-a-winner contest will be held on each race where fans can win prizes for correctly selecting the winning racehorse.

Special thanks goes out to the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board for making these races possible. Come out and enjoy the final two dates of harness racing in Illinois for 2017.

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