Harness

Horse 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 years 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 between August 10th and August 16th and you might be lucky enough to see an Illinois record or even a world record fall!

US Trotting AssociationResults and Entry Information
Complete results and entry information for these races will be available on the Trotting Association website. If searching by TRACK - U.S. Pari-Mutuel, select SPRINGFIELD.

Harness Races - Pari-Mutuel Wagering - Free Admission in Grandstand
August 8, 9, 11, 12 & 14.............Post Time Noon each day
August 10, 13...........................................No Racing
Friday, Aug. 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Eliminations

The State's top two-year-olds vie for a berth in the Championships.

2014 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR
SCHEDULE FOR HARNESS RACING

(NOTE:  Entry closing dates vary for these races, please consult schedule.)
Racing Office 217/782-2239 (Entries)
Illinois Department of Agriculture's
Horse Racing Programs: 217/782-4231
ICF-Denotes Illinois Conceived & Foaled)
(ICFCS-Denotes Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes)

 


FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014 - Post Time: 12:00 noon
(Entries Close Tues., Aug. 5- 10:00 a.m. by calling Maywood Park at 708/343-4800)
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes 2 YO Eliminations (ICF)
($500 Entry Fee)

Estimated
Purse

PACE -2-Year-Old Colt Est. $8,000
PACE -2-Year-Old Filly Est. $8,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Colt Est. $8,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Filly
 
Est. $8,000
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Aged Divisions (ICF)
($200 Entry Fee)
PACE - Fillies & Mares (4 Y.O. & Up) Est. $8,000
TROT - Fillies & Mares (4 Y.O. & Up) Est. $8,000

Overnights may be added

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014 - Post Time: 12:00 noon
(Entries Close Tues., Aug. 5- 10:00 a.m. by calling Maywood Park at 708/343-4800)
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes 3 YO Eliminations (ICF)
($500 Entry Fee)
PACE - 3-Year-Old Colt Est. $8,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Filly Est. $8,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Colt Est. $8,000

TROT - 3-Year-Old Filly
 

Est. $8,000
I.D.O.A. State Fair Races (ICF)
($200 Entry Fee - Horses Entered in ISFCS Not Eligible)
PACE - 2-Year-Old Filly Est. $4,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Colt Est. $4,000
Overnights may be added
 
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Aged Divisions (ICF)
($200 Entry Fee)
TROT - Horse/Gelding (4 Y.O. & Up) Est. $8,000

PACE - Horse/Gelding (4 Y.O. & Up)

 

Est. $8,000

SUNDAY, AUG. 10, 2014 - No Racing 
(Entries Close 10:00 a.m. for Thurs., Aug. 14)

MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014 - Post Time: 12:00 noon
Entries close Friday Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Entries taken at Springfield.
Review Stakes
($500 Entry Fee for Alexander and Greyhound, others $300)

PACE - 2-Year-Old Colt (Little Pat) Est. $20,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Filly Est. $20,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Colt (Greyhound) Est. $20,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Filly
Est. $20,000
Illinois Topline Races
(No Entry Fee)
PACE - 2-Year-Old Est. $4,000

TROT - 2-Year-Old

 

Est. $4,000
IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
($200 Entry Fee for Each Horse Not Entered in ISFCS)
PACE - 3-Year-Old Filly Est. $ 4,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Filly Est. $ 4,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Colt Est. $ 4,000

Over night may be added

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014 - Post Time: 12:00 noon
(Entries Close Sat., Aug. 9 - 10:00 A.M.
Review Stakes
($500 Entry Fee for Alexander and Greyhound, others $300)
TROT - 3-Year-Old Colt (Alexander) Est. $20,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Filly Est. $20,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Colt (Baker) Est. $20,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Filly

 

Est. $20,000
Illinois Topline Races
(No Entry Fee)
PACE - 3-Year-Old and Older Est. $4,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old and Older
 
Est. $4,000
IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
($200 Entry Fee for Each Horse Not Entered in ISFCS)
TROT - 2-Year-Old Colt Est. $4,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Filly Est. $4,000

Overnights may be added

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014 - No Racing

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014 -- Post Time: 12:00 noon
(Entries Close Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.)
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Championships (ICF)

PACE - 3-Year-Old Colt Est. $40,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Colt Est. $40,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Filly Est. $40,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Filly Est. $40,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Colt Est. $40,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Colt Est. $40,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Filly Est. $40,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Filly
 
Est. $40,000
IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
($200 Entry Fee for Each Horse Not Entered in ISFCS)
PACE - 2-Year-Old Colt Est. $ 4,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Filly Est. $ 4,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Colt Est. $ 4,000
Overnights may be added

NOTE: All Championship horses are required to be on the grounds by 4:00 P.m.. the day before race.

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

 

Note:  This information is intended only as quick reference and all purses are estimated amounts.

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Emmerson Building, 801 E. Sangamon Ave, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9427
217/782-6661 (Voice), 217/524-6858 (TDD), 217/782-9115 (Fax),