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TrackNotes: Here comes California Chrome (6/26)

Illinois county fairs face loss of state funding (6/25)

Churchill Downs aiming to undercut racing, threaten jobs, in Illinois (6/22)

Illinois horsemen oppose Churchill track plan (6/22)

Arlington: Horsemen oppose track’s plan for fewer races (6/18)

My Dandy put Freeburg on the horse racing map (6/13)

TrackNotes: American Pharoah's long strange trip (6/11)

TrackNotes: American Pharoah thrills and chills (6/8)

TrackNotes: Beatable & bettable (6/4)

New management would mean fresh start for Fairmount Park (5/31)

Illinois gambling-expansion bill pushed into summer (5/28)

Gauen: Casino-track deal might end Fairmount Park's long angst (5/28)

Rep. Kay releases statement on Casino Queen’s plan to purchase Fairmount Park (5/26)

Casino Queen agrees to buy Fairmount Park (5/26)

Casino Queen plans to buy Fairmount Park (5/26)

TrackNotes: The problem with American Pharoah (5/26)

Yankee Dealer gets best of Arlington favorite (5/25)

Highways: 'We just train and race' (5/24)

Bankrupt Chicago horse-racing tracks look for buyers (5/8)

3 jockeys injured during Arlington Park race (5/3)

This is what a $33 Bloody Mary looks like (5/1)

Your next drink at Arlington Park may be served by a robot (5/1)

West coast runners invade Illinois Derby (4/15)

WGN-TV to air Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course (4/14)

Zahn Memorial coming up at Balmoral (4/13)

Power outage cancels Fairmount races (4/7)

Fairmount Park races resume after labor dispute (4/2)

Races at Fairmount to resume Saturday (4/1)

Tuesday's races at Fairmount are canceled (3/31)

Labor dispute causes canceled race at Fairmount Park (3/31)

TrackNotes: Dubai Diary (3/28)

They’ll be off and running Tuesday at Fairmount (3/23)

Fairmount Park entering 90th season, pursuing another attempt to legalize on-track gaming (3/22)

New racing season at Fairmount Park Racetrack (3/22)

Bum luck: NWI's only OTB closes after 20-year run (3/16)

Illinois Equine Humane Center secures permanent home (3/5)

TrackNotes: A lo-res horizontal squeeze (2/27)

Program Spotlight: Illinois Equine Humane Center (2/17)

Past employees say a final goodbye to the QC Downs (1/31)

Gauen: Golden gambling goose is getting tapped out (1/28)

No more horseplay: Merrillville Off-Track Betting to close (1/12)

Merrillville off-track betting facility closing (1/12)

Quad-City Downs closing (1/9)

Chicago horse-racing track bets it can beat multimillion-dollar judgment (1/9)

An injury and then big success for Saint Leon (1/9)

Political scandal judgment forces Balmoral filing (12/26)

Hawthorne cats update, Steve Dale WGN Radio (12/7)

Civil trial involving Blagojevich, racetrack starts in Chicago (12/3)

Solution for Hawthorne cats benefits the cats (11/17)

Update: Hawthorne Race Course feral cats (11/7)

TrackNotes: A show about nothing (11/7)

Hawthorne race track cats (11/7)

Race course bans woman who fed homeless cats behind track (11/6)

Woman banned from caring for feral cats at suburban racetrack (11/6)

TrackNotes: Bacchanalia to binge on (10/31)

Death of young jockey Juan Saez rattles horse racing (10/21)

Average daily handle down at Hawthorne (10/21)

Horseracing gaining ground with new fans at Hawthorne Race Course (10/13)

TrackNotes: The Soul Of Cigar (10/10)

Hawthorne Race Course provides great entertainment value (10/8)

Report: Two-time Horse of the Year Cigar dead at 24 (10/8)

Miller: Latest happenings in the horse racing world (10/7)

Illinois horsemen hope for unity after breeders’ group reverses course (10/6)

Bloomington couple earns Thoroughbred racing honor (10/6)

Horse tracks stumble amid painful wait for slots (10/6)

Hawthorne Race Course set for opening weekend (10/3)

Illinois Racing Board cuts back live horse racing (9/30)

TrackNotes: Tarnished Chrome, not so Super Saturday & Game off for Dude (9/26)

Harness racing runs wild in Southern Illinois (9/21)

TrackNotes: Four quarters and the perfect grift (9/19)

Betting on the ponies – all in good fun at Hawthorne Race Course (9/19)

Racehorse embarks on new career (9/16)

Balmoral Park in Crete ready for tonight's 2014 Super Night (9/13)

Hawthorne Race Course offers a family-friendly experience (9/12)

Court battle sullies feel-good story of rescue racehorse, Magna Fortuna (8/28)

Fairmount Park trainer setting records (8/27)

Magee has big weekend in harness racing (8/24)

Swiss Mocha tastes victory in Illinois State Fair harness racing (8/12)

“Celebrity” harness race canceled (8/12)

Horse quarantine at state fair lifted (8/9)

Gibersons teach children love of horses, racing (8/7)

Hawthorne Race Course to receive new Sportech technologies for wagering (8/6)

Another exciting day at the Effingham County Fair races (8/5)

TrackNotes: Junkies in narcissistic denial (8/1)

Amateur driver steals the show (7/30)

Harness racing kicks off 136th White County Fair (7/28)

Logan County Fair off to a strong start with new harness racing schedule (7/28)

Twilight races to kick off harness card (7/27)

Stallion Stakes highlights harness racing card (7/25)

Ailing trainer has hot contender in Haskell Invitational (7/25)

Newton man still enjoying thrill of racing (7/20)

TrackNotes: Miracle and wonder (7/18)

Harness racing kicks off county fair (7/16)

Local county fair, trainers highlight horse racing concerns (7/9)

Bruce Duchossois, son of Arlington Park owner, dies (7/9)

St. Louisans continue tradition of playing hooky at Fairmount Park (7/8)

Martinsville harness racing heats up as Patton posts 2 victories (7/8)

Bruce Duchossois, Sport Horse community staple, dies at 64 (7/3)

State Fair officials: Can't follow state law due to budget cuts (6/30)

Horse dies after winning race at Perry County Fair (6/21)

Trotter collapses and dies after winning race at Perry County Fair (6/19)

Hernandez jockeys for position at Fairmount, not in night clubs (6/19)

Harness racing heats up Greene County Fair (6/18)

Joe Joyce’s legacy? Racing to resume at Wyoming Downs (6/14)

TrackNotes: America's (Drugged-Up) Horses, California Chrome & Betting The Belmont (6/7)

Spring harness racing preview features benefit concession stand (6/5)

TrackNotes: Murderous Marketers (5/30)

From the editors desk: I was born for horseracing and I bet you are too (5/9)

Gibson pencils in Arlington Million in Chicago to keep Akeed Mofeed fresh (5/1)

Fairmount Park opens with slot machine issue at forefront (4/29)

Races begin at Fairmount today (4/29)

Harness racing: Wilfong already scaling harness racing ladder (4/25)

Why a racetrack honcho put his office in the basement (4/23)

Illinois Equine Humane Center celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day on April 26 (4/18)

Ditka's Restaurant opening new location at Arlington Park (4/16)

Harness racing: Vienna pulls off surprise (4/13)

Broadcaster Samuelson named to Ill. Racing Board (4/13)

Trot Topics: Old Man Winter leaves his mark on horse racing community (4/3)

Wright, family enthusiastic about racing (3/2)

Illinois racing resumes on Horse Races NOW app (2/21)

Local effects of wagering bill? (2/5)

Trot topics: Photo finish in Springfield means harness racing continues (1/31)

The days of Uncle Dan Sapp’s race track (1/17)

What is it with Chicago Blackhawks and horse racing? (1/10)

Former Ocalan making her mark as a jockey (12/27)

Hoyt, Norby and Snierson elected to Turf Publicists posts (12/11)

Tense waiting game in Illinois (12/9)

The Favorite (12/4)

Fairmount Park horsemen rally around families after accident (11/27)

Four from Collinsville among dead in crash along rural 'thrill hills' road (11/25)

Jockey Gary Stevens wins 2013 Big Sport of Turfdom Award (11/15)

Local horsemen honored at annual ECS banquet (11/12)

Ioya Bigtime sold for stud duty in Uruguay (11/11)

The big night at Balmoral (11/10)

Fairmount faces drastic dates reduction in 2014 (9/24)

Fairmount Park to host fewer races next season (9/24)

OFFBEAT: Balmoral Park in Crete ready for tonight's 2013 'Super Night' (9/13)

Fairmount could race fewer days in 2014 (9/13)

Team Block headed for Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs (9/13)

Work All Week wire-to-wire winner at Fairmount Park (9/11)

Record purse up for grabs at Fairmount Park Tuesday (9/10)

One Fairmount jockey out of hospital; horse euthanized after collision (8/28)

2 jockeys injured, horse euthanized after accident at Fairmount Park (8/27)

Ex-racehorses find new ‘mounts’ with Chicago Police (8/22)

Harness racing returns to Southern Illinois (8/22)

Morton horse owner gets 1-2 finish at state fair (8/15)

Two-Minute Lick - Alyssa Ali (8/15)

Thursday is championship day at Illinois State Fair (8/14)

Harness trainer Giberson enjoys happy homecoming at state fair (8/13)

Driver-trainer Cox wins back-to-back harness races (8/12)

Wilfongs win twice on Day 2 of harness racing (8/10)

Cruz-ing to the championship: Noah Cruz wins county fair jockey crown (8/10)

Trainer Simpson picks up two wins in State Fair harness racing (8/9)

'Road to the Kentucky Derby' series tweaked; Illinois Derby still out (8/9)

Betting at Fairmount Park (8/7)

Finn, Husted among Day 3 victors; Jared Finn takes top spot in overall standings (8/7)

At Fairmount Park, fans ponder implications of a rigged race (8/5)

Concert slightly alters harness racing schedule (8/3)

Jockey in controversial Cowboy Jones race at Fairmont Park suspended 60 days (7/31)

Jockeys may have fixed race for 70-year-old to win; 70-year-old loses (7/31)

'Cowboy' Jones horse race subject of probe (7/29)

Sportech upgrades, the online horse race wagering service of Maywood Park (7/29)

Officials investigating horse race at Fairmount Park (7/28)

Burns remembered at Edwards County Fair (7/24)

Good day at the races (7/24)

70-year-old jockey still working at Fairmount Park (7/23)

Jockey Robert Jones still riding strong at 70 years old (7/23)

Just call him ‘Cowboy’ – 70-year-old jockey still riding strong, a sentimental fan favorite (7/23)

70-year-old jockey to ride at Fairmount on Tuesday (7/22)

Three female jockeys ride into history at Fairmount Park (7/16)

Oldest winning harness racing driver Leo Burns dies (7/15)

Southern IL harness racing legend Leo Burns dies at 98 (7/15)

Police investigate alleged theft at OTB (7/9)

Illinois horse breeders fading as other states pass on by (6/27)

Federal ruling means Churchill-harness tracks ADW case headed for trial (6/25)

Jim Miller resigns as GM (6/19)

Fair hopes later start will draw bigger crowd for harness racing (6/17)

Dancer Rosemarie Black dies at 79 (6/10)

Eagle Scout project benefits Arlington Park backstretch (6/10)

Fairmount Park horses race for the cure (6/8)

Could Churchill stop racing at Arlington Park? It’s possible (6/6)

Horses finding a home at Illinois prison (6/5)

Idiot with death wish runs onto track during harness race (5/24)

Riverton pre-K kids encouraged to horse around (5/23)

Off-track betting parlor opens in Bolingbrook at McQ's Sports Dome (4/25)

Peace in the Prairie State (4/24)

Not very rosy: Illinois dispute puts Derby simulcast in jeopardy (4/23)

Illinois horsemen roll out the welcome mat for CDI poobahs (4/23)

Risk jockeys: Riding a horse at 40 mph is not only thrilling--it's crazy dangerous (4/17)

Father-daughter team go west (4/10)

A horse named Blago (4/8)

Fairmount Park re-opens despite Palm Sunday snowstorm (3/29)

Fairmount faces more issues than the snow (3/26)

Churchill to hold shareholders’ meeting at Arlington (3/25)

Snow postpones Fairmount Park race track's opening day (3/25)

Fairmount Park sued over visitor’s slip on wet floor (2/27)

The Roaring Teens (2/12)

Arlington Park adds 'rent' language to stall applications (2/11)

Pregnant horse headed to slaughter saved; race horse born (2/6)

Illinois Derby: Road to the Black-Eyed Susans? (1/30)

Bolingbrook OKs OTB parlor in Golf Dome (1/16)

Rescued Thoroughbred horse runs race (1/16)

"Bukowski story come to life" -- A visit to Hawthorne Race Course (1/14)

TV interviews give gamblers the inside edge (1/11)

Illinois Racing Board refuses ADW licenses; online bets 'illegal' (1/11)

Local race horse to retire (1/10)

Off-track betting parlor receives go-ahead from Bolingbrook village board (1/9)

Off-track betting facility to open in Bolingbrook? (1/8)

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: The Tale of 'Great Fortune' (12/14)

The Breeders' Cup Forum: Coping with EHV-1 (12/12)

Virus outbreak forces Tampa Bay Downs to impose ban (12/8)

Fair Grounds issues statement regarding Hawthorne Race Course quarantine (12/5)

Minger elected president of Turf Publicists (12/4)

Follow That Horse | Son's story might never match mom's (12/1)

Join for the ride on our new blog about the 2-year-old Magna Fortuna and his mom (a rescue mare) (12/1)

2013 U.S. Graded and Listed stakes races (11/30)

TrackNotes: Arlington cries itself into court (11/30)

The Road to the Kentucky Derby goes through Cook Circuit Court in Chicago (11/29)

Churchill Downs sues Illinois regulators over simulcast revenues (11/29)

Arlington Park sues Illinois Racing Board over simulcast decision (11/28)

Another equine death at Hawthorne Race Course means quarantine could last additional 28 days (11/27)

Pet Rock wins Windy City Pace (11/16)

Market Share wins Galt Stake at Maywood (11/16)

Big McDeal wins Cinderella Stake (11/16)

Our Dragon King wins Abe Lincoln Stake (11/16)

Trainer Dale Romans wins 2012 Big Sport of Turfdom Award (11/16)

Dave Surico commentary: Powerful, friendly spirit pays a visit (10/31)

Broadway Express passed away at 30 (10/30)

Like mother, like son: Passion for horses runs in the family (10/26)

Washington Park memorial to be unveiled Sunday in Homewood (10/25)

Unknown illness forces quarantine at Hawthorne Race Course (10/15)

Springfield man named to state racing board (9/28)

Tads regrouping after fire, planning for future (9/26)

Horsemen’s association to pony up cash as fair winners wait for the state (9/26)

Where have all the gamblers gone? (9/23)

Hawthorne Race Course is off Road to the Derby until 2014 (9/21)

The Lane's End Weekender Pedigree: Taxable Deduction (9/18)

Balmoral Park in Crete ready to welcome guests to 'Super Night' (9/14)

Take this job! Pat McGonigle shovels horse manure (8/31)

Suburban Chicago woman bugles, sings (8/26)

Rahystrada takes shot at Arlington Million (8/18)

Arlington Park: Euro invaders could prove profitable (8/17)

State Fair harness racing cut short by storm (8/16)

Harness Racing: Vaporstar, Zall Good post Grandstand wins (8/15)

State Fair Harness Racing: Trainer Giberson picks up four wins (8/14)

Harness racing: Big Daddy Woo Woo sets pace at State Fair (8/11)

State Fair Harness Racing: Fox Valley Touche posts fastest time (8/10)

Illinois State Fair: Harness racing gets financial boost (8/9)

Proven Divination (8/6)

Harley dealer, Balmoral team up for charity motorcycle ride (8/4)

Down the stretch (8/3)

Fairmount Park sues insurance company for defense in horse manure contamination complaint (8/2)

Fast and furious (8/1)

Willcox Inn scores in 4-year-old debut (7/22)

She credits a horse for Thoroughbred love (7/21)

Barbre keeps racetrack lightning fast in Carmi (7/18)

TrackNotes: Angels, devils and drugs (7/13)

At 97 years old, Illinois man wins harness race (7/10)

Wrestling with what CDI hath wrought (7/3)

Apprentice jockey learns her trade the hard way (6/26)

Trainer Janks: It's fraud and it's a felony (6/22)

Getting the jockey's point of view at Arlington Park (6/20)

Jockey's greatest victory came away from track (6/18)

TrackNotes: Just say no (6/15)

South Beloit OTB facility could close (6/15)

Triple downer: I’ll Have Another out, but Q-C Downs expects big turnout (6/9)

Arlington Park still going ahead with plans after I'll Have Another scratches Triple Crown bid (6/8)

TrackNotes: Stolen seashells and busted balloons (6/8)

Horse racing track could have been at Knox County fairgrounds (6/5)

Horse racing rounding historic turn (5/31)

Horse shot to death day before Balmoral race (5/30)

Miller horses enjoying success (5/25)

Second chance ahead for horses, inmates (5/23)

Illinois Racing Board to meet at Fairmount (5/22)

Win VIP tickets to join WGN Sports Night at Maywood Park Racetrack June 7 (5/19)

Arlington Park Race Track provides family fun this Memorial Day weekend (5/17)

Amelia Earhart's visit to Crete racetrack a proud moment for Balmoral (5/16)

The Balmoral Park takeout-rate experiment (5/11)

Little filly born in Chicago high school barn (5/10)

Derby belies racing’s reality (5/5)

New OTB opening in time for Kentucky Derby (5/4)

Contract dispute settled; Arlington Park Racetrack season to start on time (5/3)

Illinois racetracks may not offer Kentucky Derby bets due to dispute (5/1)

Sam’s Triple Crown, Trackside OTB now open in Orland Hills (5/1)

Balmoral Park in Crete an 85-year-old trifecta of horses, history and entertainment (4/22)

Winning at Tampa Bay Downs keeps 9-year-old Stumbling Block young (4/21)

OTB to leave Buffalo Grove on April 22 (4/19)

Prospect Hts. OTB still needs racing board OK (4/12)

Arlington and ITHA feud over casino revenues, stalls (4/5)

Opening day at Fairmount Park (4/3)

Fairmount Park season opener: Track will feature larger fields, higher purses (4/2)

OTB parlor leaves Ultimate Sports Bar (4/1)

Horses ready, purses are up at Fairmount (3/31)

TrackNotes: Luck death toll kills series (3/26)

OTB relocation caught in limbo (3/19)

Public hearing set as OTB seeks OK (3/15)

Simpson off to strong start at Big M (2/23)

Hawthorne owners: No slots could doom track (2/17)

Off-track betting timeline delayed (2/14)

Father-son duo from Clinton win harness racing award (2/1)

Chicago Heights police seek help identifying woman found dead in snow (1/22)

J.R. Smith Sr. should claim a spot in the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame (1/13)

Lloyd Arnold passes (1/9)

Fire reported above barn at Hawthorne Race Course (1/3)

Giant Oak retired after four-year career, will stand at Millennium (1/2)

A Blagojevich focused on horse racing, not horse trading (12/28)

The $300,000 crapshoot (12/27)

Two Bucks To Show: More than a wager (12/20)

Racing Board OKs OTB for Orland Hills (12/20)

Illinois Racing Board to consider Trackside OTB for Orland Hills (12/12)

Block takes top two spots in Edgar Futurity (12/11)

Wintering with juvenile statebreds Part 2 (12/9)

Interesting mix in Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity (12/8)

Sarno, Silver and Zenner re-elected to Turf Publicists posts (12/6)

Churchill Downs Inc. explains stance on Jockeys' Guild payments (12/6)

Suntracer, Friendly Banter Vie in Friday's Woodchopper (11/23)

Fat Sam's wants OTB in southwest burbs (11/20)

TrackNotes: Lost faith in a ruined sport (11/11)

Carter trainees top Am-Nat contenders (11/6)

TrackNotes: Whither Illinois' Giant Oak? And other pressing issues (10/28)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (10/24)

OTB on the move, but where? (10/22)

Lifeline: R Gauwitz Hanover (10/15)

TrackNotes: See you at the Haw (10/7)

Balmoral Park hosts inaugural Oktoberfest today (10/1)

Fairmount Park unveils 2012 season with historically high purses (9/29)

Fairmount Park gets 67 racing dates for 2012 (9/28)

Illinois 2012 schedule left unchanged; Arlington "bewildered" (9/27)

Fairmount's top jockey rides with a Zen-like calm (9/23)

Horse racing tracks fighting for their lives as local casinos pull away gamblers (9/2)

NFA grad’s horse runs Saturday in Chicago stakes race (9/2)

Harness racing starts tonight: Something for all at Du Quoin State Fair (8/26)

TrackNotes: Holy day (8/26)

Crys Dream back in to go (8/25)

An hour betting on the ponies in Collinsville (8/22)

Trac N Jam prepares for the Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Sunday (8/20)

Owner-trainer Mullins wins 2 weeks after son’s death (8/18)

All eyes on Quinn as gambling bill hangs in the balance (8/18)

Miller drives GJ Photo Victory to record harness racing win (8/17)

Ervin Miller picks up three harness racing wins (8/16)

Supporters hope State Fair sways Quinn on gambling expansion (8/16)

Today’s fair harness racing card features 15 races (8/16)

A horse's tale (8/16)

Maplegrove Shaelyn pulls off upset, qualifies for championship (8/13)

Trainer-driver Schrock wins twice (8/13)

Down to the Wire: Gillespie edges out Finn for driver's title (8/12)

Photo Finish: Several races come down to the wire (8/11)

Harness racing schedule condensed (8/11)

Family Affair: Simpson, Martin clans wrap up five victories (8/10)

Have bike, will travel (8/9)

Fairmount Park's day races become a big attraction for families (8/3)

Arlington Park's Tony Petrillo (8/3)

Horse racetracks take different tacks during heat (8/2)

Phenomenal fillies finish first at White County Fair (8/1)

In 2011, Equine Advocates is a perfect ten (8/1)

OTB property owner defaults on $1.3 million loan (7/29)

Road Masters (7/26)

Apt to Dance euthanized after 'flipping' in paddock at Fairmount Park (7/20)

Mercer County Fair in full swing (7/14)

Gambling on the fairgrounds (7/14)

TrackNotes: Angels and devils (7/9)

Illinois Equine Humane Center awarded grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (7/1)

Darien plane crash victim dreamed big, helped others (6/30)

Fairmount shortens season (6/29)

Shake Em Special Pop tops field in Fairmount Invitational (6/27)

Fairmount winner comes through at wire (6/26)

Win at Fairmount would be sweet for owner of Jess Special Candy (6/25)

TrackNotes: The end of horse racing is near (6/24)

Don't blink: Biggest event of season at Fairmount Park will be over in a flash (6/24)

Peachy's Pistol wins third straight (6/21)

Arlington Park bets on bigger crowd for Father's Day than Mother's Day (6/10)

More gaming pros and cons (6/6)

Grandstand would have to be remodeled to fit slot machines (6/4)

Regulations would slow track slots (6/3)

House OKs expanded gambling, including at fairgrounds (5/30)

Illinois House votes for slots at tracks and major casino expansion (5/30)

A first for Marcus Miller (5/29)

Quinn reluctant to expand gambling (5/27)

Illinois gambling-expansion plan survives the first hand, still faces long odds (5/27)

Blagojevich denies pressuring racetrack owner for money (5/27)

Blagojevich tells jury casino bill wasn’t tied to $100,000 contribution (5/27)

The long, steady decline of Stream of Gold (5/26)

Racetrack slots bill loses by a nose (5/26)

“Labor peace agreement” stalls gaming bill as McPier refuses temporary site (5/26)

Ill. House panel rejects gambling expansion (5/25)

Committee blocks state fairgrounds 'racino' bill (5/25)

Gambling measure would add races, slot machines at fairgrounds (5/24)

Lawmaker rolling the dice again with gambling expansion measure (5/24)

Ill. gambling expansion proposal surfaces (5/24)

Proponents of slots at horse tracks tie their hopes to Chicago casino (5/20)

State budget cuts to have little effect on Illinois State Fair (5/20)

Our View: Gambling expansion may merit new life among bad budget choices (5/19)

New gaming bill to be introduced in Illinois today (5/19)

Slot machines in Arlington Park approved by village (5/18)

Reaching the civilians (5/13)

Arlington Park horse racing track opens for the season (5/6)

Touting the worst Derby field ever (5/6)

Hard to ignore allure of horse racing (5/5)

The great escape: Off to the races (5/4)

Churchill Downs plotting a future with less horse racing (5/2)

Shadowbdancing back to defend at Fonner Park (4/30)

A day at the races: A great escape (4/29)

Arlington Park Opening weekend - Kentucky Derby and Mother's Day (4/28)

Auction to benefit daughter of woman killed at Balmoral racetrack (4/22)

The problem with Uncle Mo (4/15)

Why Illinois Derby winner can't go to Kentucky (4/11)

AH on gaming revenue: Why single us out? (4/8)

Harold Zahn honoured at Balmoral (4/4)

A jockey's life (3/31)

Get to know 'Trottin’ Tom Kelley (3/30)

Giant Oak favored to win New Orleans Handicap (3/24)

Stances on slots (3/19)

A collective choke (3/18)

Equine ‘retirees’ find new life (3/18)

Lawmakers look to save Illinois’ gambling industry (3/17)

Illinois lawmaker betting again on slots-at-tracks legislation (3/17)

Fairmount Park starts new season with big winner (3/15)

Horses aren’t the only ones running (3/15)

Horse racing returns to Fairmount Park Tuesday (3/15)

Fairmount Park hopes to add slot machines; waiting for legislature (3/15)

Off and running: Fairmount Park steps into the gate for 75-day season (3/15)

Racing at Fairmount to get started today (3/15)

Fairmount Park still faces uphill battle as season opens Tuesday (3/14)

Horse racing is dead; Long live horse racing (3/11)

Lawsuit in Illinois over ADW monies (3/9)

Stuff you may not know (3/9)

What if they held a horse race and nobody ran? (3/8)

St. Elmo Hero: 'All I need is a pair of wheels' (3/5)

Only a matter of time–House Bill 3107 (3/4)

Casino/Racino bill in the works? (3/3)

Chicago casino could pass with push from Emanuel (3/2)

Arlington’s purse link to field size: well-intended but disaster in the making (3/2)

Dr. Fager breathtaking in '67 Gotham (3/1)

Maywood to close in June? Gloves coming off in Illinois (2/28)

America's winningest horse at Balmoral Saturday night (2/25)

Barnard's Hero returns home before Canadian debut (2/23)

2,220 racing fans answer the bell for Night School introduction (2/22)

Night School unites industry for fan education (2/17)

Karlsson writes life's next chapter (2/10)

Casinos lose again in tax fight (2/9)

Appeals Court backs state casino tax (2/7)

Gambling shell games (1/27)

Wade back in saddle following accident (1/26)

New gambling expansion bills introduced in Illinois House (1/21)

Lang folds in high stakes bid for gambling bill (1/17)

Gaming expansion in Illinois dies in the legislature (1/13)

Horse-racing backers dissapointed gambling bill wasn't called for vote (1/13)

Rep. Harris: Gambling bill was ‘retribution’ (1/13)

Leaders unhappy bill not passed (1/13)

State Sen. Dave Syverson says gambling bill will be reintroduced (1/13)

Illinois horsemen left at the altar (1/12)

Lawmakers considered more than tax hike (1/12)

Gambling expansion dies in state House (1/12)

Illinois horse industry "double-crossed" (1/12)

House adjourns with no vote on casino (1/11)

Gaming bill stalls, Rockford loses bid for casino (1/11)

Moylan in Springfield for casino, gaming showdown (1/9)

Illinois trade lobbies against racetrack slots (1/7)

Wirtz to build plant on Sportsman’s Park site (1/7)

Ill. House heads home without tax hike deal (1/7)

Illinois gambling expansion would be largest of its kind (1/6)

Passage not certain for gambling expansion (1/6)

State horse racing may depend on gambling expansion (video) (1/5)

Illinois gambling-expansion bill advances (1/5)

New tweaks for existing gambling in latest statehouse plan (1/5)

House committee approves massive gambling expansion (1/5)

Gambling expansion bill may come down to wire (1/4)

Fall meet at Hawthorne was for the good (1/4)

Gambling bill on hold in House (1/4)

OTB will continue at Adam's Roadhouse (1/4)

Illinois looks to squeeze more revenue from gambling (1/4)

Sweetener floated for existing gaming boats (1/3)

State gambling expansion remains in limbo (1/3)

Illinois gambling-expansion battle heating up again (1/3)

Changes expected in gambling expansion proposal (1/3)

People in horse business need a fair opportunity (1/3)

Danville mayor to lobby for casino bill (1/1)

Debate rages on slot machines at racetrack (12/30)

Local 7-year-old horse wins national race in Chicagoland (12/27)

Gaming no fast cure for state finances (12/23)

OTB leaps past final hurdle (12/21)

Disagreement in Illinois (12/17)

Tragedy teaches jockey Jamie Theriot to appreciate every ride (12/17)

Aldermen approve OTB for Yorkville's west side (12/15)

Maiden Maxton has upset shot in Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity (12/9)

New OTB operator gets earful (12/9)

Village grants Adam's Roadhouse two reprieves (12/9)

Turf Publicists of America elects new slate of officers for 2011 (12/7)

Local reaction to major gambling expansion bill (12/2)

Ownership transfer at OTB (12/2)

Bring slots to the racetracks, Governor (12/2)

Senate OKs major expansion of gambling in Illinois (12/2)

Illinois Senate approves 10 new casinos (12/1)

Massive gambling expansion gets Senate approval (12/1)

Senate OKs gambling expansion (12/1)

Senate OKs new gaming rules in Illinois (12/1)

Illinois Senate approves major expansion of gambling, including first-ever Chicago casino (12/1)

Casino benefits to others? (12/1)

Off-track betting to require re-approval (12/1)

Rolling dice on gaming expansion (11/30)

The gambling balancing act (11/28)

Chaos at the Clark (11/26)

Slots at horse tracks will help Illinois economy (11/25)

Link: Gaming vote could come Tuesday (11/24)

Aracache Hanover upsets Windy City Pace (11/19)

Mayors don't want slots at tracks (11/19)

Illinois slots bill to pass? (11/17)

Slots at the track: Will it save horse racing in Illinois? (11/17)

Mayor's opinions vary on gaming expansion (11/16)

Gambling expansion plan hits snag (11/16)

Racing industry continues fight for slot machines (11/16)

RI says 'no' to slot machines at horse track (11/16)

Casino mayors oppose racing slots (11/15)

Gaming bets against casino expansion plan (11/12)

Lawmakers weigh odds on gambling expansion (11/12)

'Monumental' state gambling expansion plan in works (11/11)

Plan rolls dice on gambling expansion (11/10)

State gambling take dipping (11/10)

The future of harness racing in the Quad Cities is up in the air (11/10)

Slots at tracks (11/9)

OK of slots at tracks would help many (11/9)

New gambling package could help create Illinois jobs (11/9)

Horse-racing advocates push slot machine bill (11/8)

State lawmakers weigh more gambling ahead of veto session (11/8)

John Cisna, icon in Illinois harness horse industry, killed in truck-train collision (11/5)

Village urged to take stand on slots (11/3)

Group makes case against slots (10/28)

Slots at race track debated (10/26)

Slot machines coming to Arlington Racetrack? (10/25)

State seeks more money from gambling (10/21)

Illinois man charged with beating race horse (10/15)

Tony Petrillo named general manager of Arlington Park Racecourse (10/13)

Jockey Jesus Castanon nabs his 2,000th victory at Keeneland (10/8)

Secretariat: The Chicago connection (10/7)

Lowered Balmoral Pick 4 takeout increases pool average 62 percent (9/30)

Fairmount Park gets 75 live race dates, the first increase in years (9/29)

Fairmount Park gets 75 race dates for 2011 (9/29)

Fairmount Park's 2011 schedule to be set today (9/28)

Horse racing industry hopes for state help (9/23)

Illinois VLT contract cancelled (9/15)

Where do they stand on gambling? (9/14)

Introducing Wonder Girl (9/12)

Quinn, Brady keeping options open on gambling expansion (9/12)

Arlington-Washington impact (9/11)

Arlington-Washington Futurity and Lassie (9/11)

Arlington-Washington Futurity racing roundup (9/10)

Illinois gambling numbers continue to slide (9/10)

The Sherriff is out (9/9)

Letter: Give horse racing tracks cut of new casino's earnings (9/9)

Understanding signal fees (9/8)

Despite no World Trotting Derby, fair remains busy (9/6)

Ottawa man played key role in Kerner case (9/3)

Ten things you should know: Washington Park Handicap (9/2)

Locally owned racehorse sidelined (8/30)

Du Quoin State Fair hosts harness racing (8/27)

88th Du Quoin State Fair opens Friday night (8/25)

Tetrick poised for another $10 million earning season (8/24)

Pick a horse and bet on it (8/24)

Fairmount Park fights for on-site gaming; track's 52-date session is almost done (8/22)

Local horse wins state fair championship (8/20)

The Simpsons are No. 1 show in winner’s circle of harness racing (8/20)

Man charged in stabbing at Fairmount Park (8/19)

Hawthorne announces million dollar sweepstakes (8/19)

Watch the big race (8/19)

Harness racing keeps Millers on the run (8/19)

No World Trot, but fair pays attention to horsemen, wagerers (8/18)

Stevens and Cruguet for Thorwarth and Cadman brings back Paulick nightmare of Brock for Broglio (8/18)

Simpson drives Ax Man to victory (8/18)

Drawing a Million (8/17)

How long can Arlington last? (8/17)

Arlington Park sees slots offering best shots for long-term survival (8/17)

Burns, 95, remains a driving force in harness racing (8/17)

Local father, son dominate harness racing at Illinois State Fair (8/15)

Morton man to be Illinoisan of the Day (8/15)

Harness racing postponed until today (8/14)

Widower presses on, one fair at a time (8/14)

Miller takes second in four straight harness races (8/13)

Illinois exodus profiled (8/13)

Shrinking purses drive harness racers out of Illinois (8/13)

Harness racing at the Whiteside County Fair (8/10)

Muscle Massive wins 85th Hambletonian (8/8)

Back and better than ever (8/7)

Fairmount Park to host top Quarter Horse race (8/6)

Fairmount Park hosting $100,000 Quarter Horse race (8/6)

Fair marches on despite state budget problems (8/5)

Mystery Photo carries the Millers' Hambletonian hopes on his shoulders (8/5)

Students prep horses to be sold (8/5)

Quite a first impression (8/5)

Harness racing still exciting longtime drivers (8/4)

Gillespie glides to two victories (8/4)

Pandemonious' record-breaking night from 2005 (8/3)

Five harness races slated for this afternoon (8/2)

High hopes for Arienza (7/31)

Racing board: Fairgoers can play the ponies this summer (7/27)

95-year-old will drive in harness race again tonight in Illinois (7/26)

County fair horse racing in jeopardy? (7/22)

Arlington Park raises the bar (7/21)

From claim to fame: The journey of Helicopter toward the winner’s circle (7/17)

Arlington Handicap BUZZ report (7/16)

One of country's top jockeys to ride NFA grad’s horse (7/15)

Jimmy Durante says “Hot Cha Cha” (7/15)

Meadowlands Pace draw; Balmoral Pick 4 takeout reduction doing well (7/14)

A night at the races 2010 (7/14)

Local harness fans recall Steinbrenner as fierce competitor (7/14)

Steinbrenner remembered in local horse racing circles (7/13)

Remembering George (7/13)

The racing industry remembers George Steinbrenner (7/13)

George Steinbrenner, Yankees’ owner, dies at 80 (7/13)

Horseflies' buzz starts race down to county fairs (7/11)

Freshman colts shine in Barzgar splits at Maywood Park (7/10)

Chances better for horse-race betting at state fair (7/10)

Giving new lives to former racetrack champs (7/6)

Pity flu invades Illinois (7/5)

Black Tie Affair, Breeders’ Cup Champion and Horse of the Year, euthanized (7/1)

Remembering a great Thoroughbred champion, Black Tie Affair (7/1)

Homecoming bolsters McCarthy for stretch run (6/28)

State fair horse racing more likely (6/28)

Southern Sport shocks in Maywood Pace (6/26)

$100,000 on the line in Maywood Pace (6/25)

Politics and money? Shocking. Shocking. (6/24)

More Johnston testimony at 'Blago' trial (6/24)

Goodbye to harness racing? (6/23)

Henry Co. Fair kicks off (6/23)

Edgar County fairs deal with budget cuts (6/22)

Blago Trial: “Go Fly A Kite” (6/21)

Racetrack owner says donation pressure angered him (6/21)

My Sonny Boy wins Black Tie Affair Handicap at Arlington Park (6/20)

Will Arlington Park be open in a year? (6/18)

Marcus Miller to drive in North America Cup (6/18)

Prairie State Festival at Arlington Park Saturday (6/18)

$100,000 on the line in Maywood Filly Pace (6/18)

Churchill Downs CEO casts doubt on Chicago track's future (6/17)

Harness racing back on track for Henry County Fair (6/17)

Last viable summer for Illinois tracks? (6/17)

Horse tracks bet they can beat casinos (6/16)

Miller's tale filled with Power Of A Moment (6/16)

Hot to trot (6/16)

The latest Blago tapes: ‘Give us the f—– money’ (6/15)

Extortion allegation in Blagojevich trial (6/15)

How Rod Blagojevich tried to win big at the tracks (6/14)

BC to avoid competition that Arlington can’t (6/11)

See Tom Archdeacon run (6/10)

State fair harness racing in doubt (6/10)

Licensed horse shippers complain regulators don't crack down on 'bootleg' competitors (6/9)

And he's off! Chef Tony Mantuano at Arlington Park (6/3)

C & E Horse Transportation gallops ahead despite uncertain equine industry (6/3)

Hour story: And they're off (digitally)! (6/1)

Hall of Fame drivers steer Hoosier Cup pacers (5/29)

Bill to allow slots at horse tracks remains in limbo; two other gambling bills advance (5/28)

Bill best bet to save horse racing? Local breeder says legislation needed to save Illinois industry (5/24)

Louisville Handicap winner Free Fighter heads home (5/23)

$100,000 Arlington Classic a wide open race (5/20)

Just as Well pointed to Arlington Million XXVIII (5/19)

State Capitol Q&A: Gaming machines at horse tracks (5/19)

Lee Dewyze makes Idol's final 3 (5/12)

Illinois-bred Scooter Roach returns home for retirement (5/11)

Bill is still alive to bring slot machines to Fairmount, other Illinois tracks (5/9)

Bill calling to bring slots to horse tracks gets more time (5/8)

Ill. woman back in saddle after 41 years (5/8)

Ethan native having successful jockeying career (5/8)

Local horse owner wins big at Pretty Jenny Stakes (5/7)

Horse track slots plan hits snag (5/7)

Slots bill faces House support, Senate roadblocks (5/7)

Plan to permit slots at Ill. horse tracks approved by House panel (5/7)

Horse track slots advances, but still in limbo (5/7)

Success of plan to add slots at Illinois horse tracks uncertain (5/6)

Top stallion Cole Muffler is euthanized (5/6)

Southern Rocketop wins at Hoosier (5/3)

'Tar Heel' Williams drives on (5/3)

Hold Quinn's horses: Jim Edgar takes Bill Brady to the racetrack (5/3)

Pushing slot machines at Illinois race tracks (4/30)

Springfield: Harness racing history featured (4/30)

Lawmakers push slots for horse tracks (4/30)

Promise kept by ‘Undercover Boss’ – Honors Meghan Rice with race (4/29)

‘Undercover Boss’ keeps promise at Arlington Park (4/29)

Illinois horse racing industry renews push for slots at tracks (4/29)

Tax increase for Collinsville’s Fairmount Park track goes to Quinn (4/28)

Judge orders new election for horsemen's association over secret ballot issue (4/28)

Sights and sounds from opening day at Fairmount (4/28)

And they're off! Live racing at Fairmount Park starts today (4/27)

Racing returns to Fairmount Park (4/27)

Fairmount Park prepares to open for shortest season (4/26)

The Kentucky Derby features the equine art of Thomas Allen Pauly (4/26)

Arlington Park spiffs up, grows exclusive Turf Club (4/25)

Slot machines considered for Arlington Park (4/23)

Arlington Park's female handicapper talks horses (4/20)

Peru betting parlor closing (4/15)

Horse-racing bill moves through House; how does it affect Fairmount? (4/15)

Keeneland mandates jockey medical information (4/14)

Titan Commercial completes deal enabling Midwest Gaming to utilize last remaining casino license in Illinois (4/13)

Harness Horse Youth League comes to Chicago (4/12)

A reading of the ratings (4/5)

The Lion King of the Illinois Derby (4/2)

Illinois Derby racing roundup (4/2)

Dutrow's Derby Twist (4/1)

Arlington Park's pre-season ticket sale begins April 1 (3/31)

Miller's hopes for a cup 'Moment' (3/29)

Levy Restaurants and Niman Ranch announce exclusive partnership (3/24)

The board that was fired (3/23)

Hoffman passes bill to protect jobs at Fairmount Park (3/19)

Lucky Jim returns a winner (3/19)

Lucky Jim makes his 2010 debut Friday (3/18)

Odds On Moinet wins third straight In Night Styles (3/18)

Ill. Senate passes higher tax on Fairmount Park track (3/18)

Fairmount Park fiasco may get entire Illinois Racing Board fired (3/18)

Illinois House moves to fire the Illinois Racing Board (3/18)

An ‘Undercover Boss’ with heart (3/17)

Bill Carstanjen, Churchill Downs COO, Got it "Straight from the Horse's Mouth" on Undercover Boss (3/14)

Arlington Park workers train 'Undercover Boss' (3/14)

'Undercover Boss' recap: Pure horse manure at Churchill Downs (3/14)

World Trotting Derby ends after 29 years (3/14)

No funding for World Trotting Derby (3/12)

Illinois bred racing will be held at Du Quoin (3/12)

Derby at Du Quoin State Fair ends (3/11)

Slots at tracks picking up steam (3/8)

Horse racing forums (3/7)

Slammin' Stan, famed horse racer, dies (3/6)

Churchill exec goes undercover for 'Boss' (3/3)

Chicago filly makes good (2/27)

Peru off-track parlor sees betting decline (2/26)

Reid: Thanks to legislators for keeping Fairmount Park open (2/24)

Jay Hochstetler's star is on the rise (2/18)

Quick Start raises questions (2/5)

A brouhaha in Illinois: Hawthorne can’t pay breeder awards (2/2)

She Be Wild runs 5th in Forward Gal (1/31)

Lawmakers push back after Fairmount schedule nearly shelved (1/31)

Tri-County Fair harness races in jeopardy (1/29)

Racing board roughed up (1/26)

Illinois proposes law to prevent labor lockouts at Fairmount Park (1/26)

52 days of horse racing: Racing board, union reach pact (1/26)

Fairmount Park to remain open after labor dispute resolved (1/25)

Fairmount Park Racetrack goes back to its 52-day racing schedule (1/25)

Fairmount Park will race full schedule in 2010 (1/25)

Fairmount's 52 racing dates restored (1/25)

Jackpot! Last minute deal saves Fairmount Park's 2010 season (1/25)

Announcement near on future of Fairmount Park (1/25)

An illustration for less racing (1/25)

Press conference called at Fairmount Park (1/25)

Ruth to hear motion to dismiss sexual harassment suit (1/22)

Woman who refused to date boss sues after being fired (9/29)

Collinsville coffers may take hit as Fairmount days dwindle (1/17)

Getting things ready for 136th Kentucky Derby (1/15)

Deal to save Fairmount Park coming down to the wire (1/12)

More uncertainty about Fairmount racing (1/10)

Tripped up on racetrack (1/8)

Fairmount Park stripped down to just 3 live racing dates (1/7)

Fairmount gets just three racing dates (1/7)

Fairmount Park limited to three racing dates for 2010 (1/6)

Fairmount Park limited to three racing dates (1/6)

Midnight deadline looms for Fairmount Park race season (1/5)

Midnight deadline approaches for Fairmount Park (1/5)

More gambling options won't enlarge pie (1/5)

Is the sun setting on the 2010 season at Fairmount Park? (1/4)

Fairmount season's fate in the balance as racing board meets Monday (1/2)

Is the sun setting on the 2010 season at Fairmount Park? (12/31)

Lawsuit filed by former Speedway minority owner (12/30)

Will She Be champion or will it take Blind Luck? (12/24)

Exclude track from video gaming ban? (12/17)

Hawthorne celebrates 100 (12/16)

Full field of juveniles contest Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity (12/10)

Savior for the Capital Bill? (12/9)

Federal judge rejects Blagojevich's defense of immunity to racketeering claims in casinos' lawsuit (12/8)

A step closer to millions (12/8)

State nearing its limit on gambling (12/8)

Lawmakers looking gaming gift horse in the mouth (12/6)

Lawyer: Blagojevich would take 5th in casino suit (12/3)

Illinois regulators: One year delay in video poker (12/2)

Racetracks say video gaming can save Capital Bill amid skepticism over motives (12/1)

Horse track owners want video poker (12/1)

Ill. Gov. Quinn: Let’s ‘take a look’ at slots at the tracks (12/1)

Hawthorne Horse Race Track offers elegant/affordable dining adventure (11/30)

Fairmount race dates stuck in starting gates; worker demands will determine 2010 schedule (11/30)

Illinois horse tracks say they’ll ride to the rescue on state revenue (11/30)

Fairmount Park could get $7 million to support track, horseowners (11/30)

He looked like a Hank Williams song: Big fun with Jambalaya (11/27)

Princeville Condo rallies to win Churchill Downs feature (11/24)

John Henry vs. The Bart (11/22)

Rumbling in Chi Town (11/13)

Churchill Downs Incorporated to acquire, Inc. (11/11)

Churchill to buy for $126.8M (11/11)

Breeders’ Cup or Bust: Our kind of town, Chicago is (10/29)

Horseplayer PRO teams with CDI to offer race day chats (10/28)

Paulick Report presents Breeders’ Cup or Bust: A charity fundraising ‘drive’ (10/26)

Breeders Crown Finals set (10/20)

Illinois joins the online world, entertainment centers (10/20)

It's Seabiscuit by a pixel (10/16)

Now it’s post time all the time in Illinois (10/14)

Latest panacea for Fairmount Park: Internet gambling (10/14)

The gates are open: Illinois residents can now wager on horse races online at (10/14)

Play the ponies online (10/14)

All bets are on: Fairmount hopes online wagering will help struggling track (10/14)

Racing board approves online wagering (10/13)

Ill. approves online horse racing bets (10/13)

Ill. moves to license online horse racing bets (10/13)

Racing board weighs online betting licenses (10/12)

Dreaming of Anna's trainer back with top filly (10/9)

Online horse betting could be legal next week (10/7)

Hawthorne follows Churchill's lead (10/7)

Fairmount Park hopes for edge in fight for local gambling dollars (10/5)

Fairmount gets 52 dates for next season, bets on Internet gambling to boost wagering (9/26)

Illinois racing board cuts Fairmont's schedule next year (9/25)

Fairmount Park given 52 race dates next year (9/24)

Fort Prado captures Turf Dash (9/19)

Another sex dispute, but this athlete has four legs (9/18)

Rene Douglas, family ‘not losing hope' (9/18)

Terrible incident began tough summer for Jamie Theriot (9/18)

Are jockeys at risk on new racetrack turf? (9/16)

Two jockeys paralyzed on Arlington track (9/16)

Dream season for Southern Rocketop (9/14)

Stonehouse passes favorite to win $75,000 Handicap (9/12)

Jack Barry dies (9/10)

Controversy continues over online horse race gambling (9/9)

State Capitol Q&A: Bill gives gamblers more options (9/8)

Jockeys sign memorabilia to benefit injured riders (9/6)

Jockeys sign for one of their own (9/6)

Muscle Hill survives a weird day (9/6)

History rained out? (9/5)

HPI to air World Trotting Derby (9/4)

Riding for Michael Straight (9/4)

150 watch & bears (9/3)

Matthew Straight to ride for injured brother on Saturday (9/3)

Arlington-Washington Futurity tops big day of racing at Arlington Park (9/2)

Will there be a world record Saturday? (9/2)

Trainer James "Jim" B. McCoy dies (9/2)

Arlington Park - horse races are just part of the fun (8/31)

Five fillies will open harness racing (8/30)

Jockey from East Greenbush critically injured (8/28)

USTA blogs say Muscle Hill will race in World Trot in Du Quoin (8/27)

Trotters battle wet weather at state fair (8/21)

On the track (8/21)

Miller wins harness racing drivers' title as darkness falls at fair (8/21)

Muscle Hill passes up the chance to go for the trotting Triple Crown (8/20)

Harness racers honor local afficionado (8/18)

Jeff LaVette takes his hobbies to heart (8/18)

Jockey's accident scars another (8/17)

Fairmount Park, other tracks in a horse race for Illinois gambling dollars (8/16)

Friday's harness racing highlights (8/14)

State fair harness racing kicks off with 2-year-old colts (8/14)

Money troubles force Fairmount Park to close one month early (8/11)

Trackside Rockford may move to Don Carter's (8/11)

IDOA to recognize avid Illinois harness racing fan (8/11)

And they're off ... (8/9)

Running Aces closes out season (8/9)

Minnesota breds highlight closing day (8/7)

Arlington Million puts classy track at center stage (8/7)

Swinburn: Stot's one in a million (8/6)

Grade 1 Arlington Million Stakes (8/6)

Byrne widens his horizon in Weld's world (8/6)

Denied rapid-gambling thrills, Fairmount Park is fading (8/6)

Fairmount Park facing financial woes (8/5)

Cima settling in well before Arlington Million (8/5)

Million in mind for Cima (8/5)

Murtagh set for a frantic, jet-setting weekend (8/5)

Walter Swinburn to ride Stotsfold in the Arlington Million in Chicago (8/5)

O'Brien charge Black Bear Island to stay in US after Arlington Park tilt (8/5)

Finn in position for 10th Effngham Co. driving championship (8/5)

Retiring Fairmount horses need homes (8/3)

Arlington Million horse races on August 8 (8/3)

Arlington chance for Kirby (8/3)

Kirby looks forward to first US ride in Million (8/3)

The future of Fairmount Park looks like a long shot these days (8/3)

Sadness lurks behind facade at Fairmount (8/3)

Patton sets blazing start to racing week (7/29)

Fairmount Park shortens season; economy, lawsuit blamed (7/29)

Fairmount Park closing its season early; economy, lawsuit blamed (7/28)

Former Gov. Jim Edgar has online betting ties (7/23)

State moves to boost at-home gambling options (7/23)

Casinos suing Blagojevich want new judge (7/23)

Simpson is big winner in final day of Edgar County Fair harness racing (7/22)

One time pacer trotting up a storm (7/22)

Edgar County Fair harness racing contines (7/21)

Edgar County Fair harness racing gets rolling (7/20)

Fairmount Park to end live racing season early (7/16)

As industry struggles, horse racing returns to Farmer City Fair (7/11)

America’s Derby (7/9)

State's harness racing industry endangered (7/6)

Father Time not enough to harness 94-year-old horse racer (7/4)

Unsolicited advice for Arlington's Scott Becker (7/4)

Illinois casinos scramble to preserve $89.2M (6/30)

Race Track Chaplaincy of America issues call for 2009 White Horse Award nominees (6/30)

Photo finishes highlight final day of racing (6/25)

Highly acclaimed Hooh Why takes her shot at dirt (6/25)

On his 79th birthday, Buddy Simpson drives off with a win at Martsinville harness racing (6/24)

Arlington time! (6/24)

At 94, Burns races to victory at Martinsville Fair (6/24)

Harness racing takes over Martinsville Agricultural Fair (6/22)

Simor’s Gold taking shot at becoming first Old National Road Triple Crown winner (6/22)

Prepare to pony up for fireworks (6/19)

MGM, Harrah’s casinos among those suing ex-Illinois governor (6/15)

Casinos say Blagojevich took payoffs from horseracing tracks (6/15)

Casinos sue Blagojevich over law (6/13)

Casinos sue Blagojevich over horse track law (6/13)

OTB license approved; Opening in 6-8 weeks? (6/11)

Video Get Well Card to Rene Douglas (6/11)

Injuries connect the best jockeys (6/11)

Fairmount set to get revenue sharing (6/8)

Illinois' five horse tracks, including Fairmount, will get windfall of cash (6/8)

Why horses get saddled with wild names (6/7)

Collinsville man attends horse trotting driving school (6/7)

Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association asks for support (6/5)

Phone-in horse bets could be coming to Illinois (6/4)

Online horse betting bill heads to Quinn (5/30)

Ill. Senate approves slots-at-tracks bill, but House might fold (5/30)

Theriot off mounts because of Illinois sanctions (5/30)

Ill. Gov. Quinn gets bill to allow cellphone betting on horses (5/30)

Bill to create more casinos approved by Senate committee (5/29)

Online horse betting measure advances in Illinois (5/29)

Race riding or reckless riding, that is the question (5/28)

Theriot appeals suspension, Douglas remains in hospital (5/27)

Arlington still in shock over Douglas injury (5/26)

When it comes to Douglas, racing stewards share the blame (5/26)

A tale of two jockeys (5/26)

Power Cap on Rene Douglas (5/26)

Rene Douglas and Caltech (5/25)

Theriot gets 30 days for role in Douglas accident (5/25)

Chicago Area Racing: Barn to Wire DOT com (5/23)

The nomination is in: May 23, 2009; The Arlington Classic (5/23)

Senate rejects new Illinois casinos (5/22)

Ill. House votes 86-30 to legalize video gambling (5/22)

Slots at Arlington Park: Will village earn a voice? (5/21)

An era has ended in west suburban Cicero Illinois (5/19)

Defeat gambling near day care and colleges (5/18)

TV anchor Ron Magers and his link to top Russian colt (5/15)

Rob Marcocchio: Illinois links to dam of Mine That Bird (5/15)

None injured in horse track crash (5/14)

Seniors celebrate at Arlington May 14 (5/11)

From Chicago claimer to stakes winner? (5/10)

Buck pulls out of Cicero deal (5/6)

Madigan kills push to expand Illinois gambling (5/5)

Sources: Push on to expand gambling to Chicago (5/5)

Robert Cox, car dealer and Thoroughbred owner, dies (5/5)

Looking for winners at Arlington Park (5/2)

Lawmakers still trying to get online horse betting legalized in Ill. (5/1)

Farewell, Sportsman's Park. So long, horseracing? (5/1)

Fairmount Park will feature a full card on day of Derby (5/1)

The Sneakfecta: The Sneak visits Fairmount Park (4/27)

At least J. Geils was awesome… (4/26)

I Am Woman: Farewell Chicago! (4/26)

Horse racing once a big draw (4/25)

I Am Woman: Writer's frustration (4/23)

Back to work at Maywood tonight (4/23)

Fairmount Park's future is in U.S. Supreme Court's hands (4/23)

Sixty Sails scouting report (4/17)

Annieswesterncard qualifies at Balmoral (4/15)

Agribusiness group plays the ponies at Fairmount (4/15)

George Will on the Empress Casino takings case (4/13)

Taking stock of the takings clause (4/12)

Racing past the Constitution (4/12)

Maywood anyone? (4/8)

Arlington Park opens for season May 1 (4/8)

Fairmount Park ready to open longer season (4/7)

Fairmount Park is set to open season (4/6)

Hooh Why pulls a stunner (4/5)

That was terrible... (4/1)

Bet the house (3/31)

Can she top March? (3/31)

Illinois Derby attracts field of 11 (3/30)

Point missed by DRF’s Marcus Hersh looms large (3/29)

Donnie Von Hemel moves his stable from Lone Star Park to Arlington Park (3/27)

Female jockeys making up ground (3/26)

DRF handicapper Hersh flogs “bloggers” and misses point (3/26)

A very disappointing second (3/26)

I Am Woman tries to make it three for March (3/25)

Gamble from bed? Possible with latest IL Senate proposals (3/24)

Riverboat robbery (3/24)

Illinois Derby bound (3/20)

Illinois horsemen: Beware (3/19)

How Arlington is getting it right (3/18)

You can't win them all (3/15)

Canterbury Park - Home of the big horse (3/15)

Family tradition hits century mark (3/13)

Chicago TV anchor fills in some major details (3/12)

Here she goes again (3/12)

More jetsam than flotsam (3/10)

Ah Chicago...Owning Racehorses (3/10)

Trifecta for I Am Woman (3/8)

Recapturetheglory scores allowance victory at Fair Grounds (3/8)

Three for three? (3/8)

Horse betting online could soon be legal in Illinois (3/6)

A tale of two tracks (3/4)

You go girl! (3/2)

Whose money is it? (3/2)

Oaklawn Park: Appeal rejected by panel (3/1)

Du Quoin Fair plans full 10-day run (2/24)

Peru: Wagers wane at betting parlor (2/20)

The Supreme Court's chance to limit special taxes (2/17)

There's always next time: The Ottos Lotto story (2/6)

Giant Oak favored in Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds (2/6)

Giant Oak must learn his purpose on road to Triple Crown (2/6)

Landlord sues River North off-track betting site (2/3)

NLPC focuses on next phase in Blagojevich-Johnston 'pay to play' saga (2/2)

King Cotton Stakes: Ruler now King of 2007 claimers (2/1)

Atty: No deal between track owner, Blagojevich (1/27)

Blagojevich talks horseracing on tapes (1/27)

Tom Archdeacon, the horse, is honored (1/26)

Dixie Belle Stakes: Finish fun for filly, owner (1/25)

You are what you eat? (1/24)

Churchill and the ADW wars (1/22)

Cardinals, Steelers: Their racetrack pasts (1/20)

Churchill broadens focus with new subsidiary (1/19)

Sexton to head Churchill efforts to beef up entertainment business (1/19)

HANA President Platt on Bloodhorse (1/7)

Affidavit alleges Blagojevich sought racing official's contribution (12/24)

10th casino going to Des Plaines (12/22)

People the impeachment committee wants to question (12/19)

Fairmount Park racetrack robbers nabbed after shopping spree (12/19)

Collinsville racetrack robbers nabbed after shopping spree (12/18)

Fairmount Park robbery suspect bailed out (12/18)

Tetrick, Schnittker named driver, trainer of year (12/11)

Blagojevich tried to cash in on Fairmount Park (12/10)

Horse racing bill may be part of pay-to-play plan (12/10)

10 vie for Illinois Debutante honors (12/5)

Nearly $170,000 stolen in Collinsville racetrack heist (12/2)

Three charged with six-figure armed heist at Fairmount Park (12/1)

Three arrested in connection with Fairmount Park Racetrack robbery (11/29)

New bill extends fund to aid horseracing in state (11/29)

State horse racing bill reaches governor's desk (11/28)

Police release video of racetrack robber (11/27)

Horse racing's windfall in fine tradition of Illinois Guv handouts (11/18)

Chupps on 'Pretty-Faced' filly (11/25)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (11/24)

Illinois Gaming Board will pick three finalists for 10th casino license (11/14)

Fairmount Park horse track robbed overnight (11/13)

Racino could put Illinois gaming back on track (11/12)

Greed rears its ugly head (11/7)

Illinois Champions Day scouting report (10/31)

Top horses head to American-National Festival (10/29)

Shadow Play back to Illinois (10/28)

Hodgkins provides mortgage to keep failing restaurant in business (10/16)

Stickney casino would draw gamblers, families; has Ditka as backer (10/16)

Race track operators make bid for casino license (10/15)

Hawthorne puts in $150 million casino license bid (10/15)

Top offer for 10th casino license: $435M (10/15)

Coach Mike Ditka playing two states as casino celeb pitchman (10/15)

Hawthorne Race Course proposed gaming complex (10/15)

10th casino license sought in Stickney (10/14)

Stall out to keep hot period hot (10/1)

Hawthorne Gold Cup scouting report (9/25)

Fairmount Park gets 75 race dates (9/24)

Giddyup: Fairmount Park to add more horse races in 2009 (9/24)

Duchossois boosts his stake in Churchill Downs (9/23)

Giddyup: Fairmount Park to add more horse races in 2009 (9/23)

Agency allows Churchill Downs to transfer jackpots (9/23)

Horse racing in Illinois faces uncertain future (9/19)

Arlington Park to go for 2011 Breeders' Cup (9/16)

Ladies' fancy hat day at Arlington Park (9/4)

Second Des Plaines casino plan in works (9/3)

Deweycheatumnhowe wins World Trotting Derby (8/31)

Dewey makes it 17 in a row at Ill. state fair (8/31)

Unbeaten horse comes to Du Quoin (8/30)

Champion horse set to race (8/29)

Trainer, colt go extra mile for each other (8/28)

DP, Rosemont pulling out all stops to land casino (8/27)

Long shot La Joyeria stuns Bungalow field (8/27)

Driver Dave Magee repeats three win night (8/26)

Mulkeytown couple raising champion Standardbreds (8/26)

11-race card opens harness racing program (8/26)

'Illinois Day' will feature nine races (8/25)

World record holder upset on harness racing's opening night (8/25)

Balmoral Park Horse Race Track fun and exciting experience for adventure (8/21)

Back in the saddle (8/19)

Trainer Bernardi saves best for last (8/15)

Horse’s five investors may rake in the fair’s big purse (8/14)

Fairley's horse wins at state fair (8/13)

Patton adds trainer title to his resume (8/13)

Owners go to great lengths to name horses (8/12)

Promote, promote, promote! (8/10)

Jockey trampled at Fairmount Park; doesn't remember what happened (8/10)

Nearly dying to ride (8/9)

Harness races attract all types of fairgoers (8/9)

Austin wins jockey title at Altamont (8/9)

Archipenko to block Mount Nelson ascent (8/8)

Martin wins historical drivers' title at Altamont (8/8)

Photo finishes punctuate harness racing finale (8/8)

Tough times for harness horse trainers, owners (8/8)

Young harness racer takes on breast cancer (8/8)

Claimers can become winners (8/8)

Einstein theoretically set for Arlington Million (8/7)

Harness racing big part of Higgs’ lives (8/7)

Three women drivers claim five victories (8/7)

Despite protests, bar owner pushing ahead with OTB plans (8/6)

Miller remains atop drivers' standings at Altamont (8/6)

Record set in Effingham County racing (8/6)

Competitive races open Effingham County racing (8/4)

Hambletonian winner headed for Du Quoin fair (8/2)

PE link to racehorse that is taking world by storm (8/2)

Take it to the Banks: Driver takes third title (8/1)

After wins, woman driver faces decision (8/1)

Piddles doesn't piddle around in money race (7/30)

'Lucky' Finn wins with exciting finish (7/29)

Colt 'with an attitude' recovers for win (7/28)

Harness racing breeding excitement in heartland (7/24)

Fair circuit losing its luster, support (7/24)

Melloy took the harness reins from her dad (7/24)

Former pro football player fares well at Edgar County harness racing (7/23)

Waddling Around Town: Harness racing (7/15)

Nessa's horse shatters track record (7/14)

Casino-to-horseracing subsidy may continue (7/10)

Gambling expansion likely dead in Illinois (7/10)

Casinos continue legal fight against horse tracks (7/2)

Careful, that wire is LIVE! (7/1)

Trainer dedicates life to Thoroughbred racing (6/29)

Horse injury critics need to wake up (6/28)

Speedy send off for Jolly Lester at Midwest Pace (6/26)

Two-year-olds get their turn at Martinsville harness racing (6/25)

Fairmount hopes to sit taller in saddle (6/25)

Three drivers lead pack at Martinsville harness racing (6/24)

A trip around the horse racing track: Trainer, coaxed to Iowa, makes most of his move (6/17)

Miller racing for a great cause (6/16)

Shes So Hot just that at Maywood (6/14)

Father-son jockeys to face off in Father's Day race (6/12)

Another year, another flop (6/8)

Fairmount welcomes ruling requiring casinos to share revenue with tracks (6/6)

Supreme Court rules horse racing can get casino money (6/5)

Niles off-track betting parlor gears up for Belmont Stakes (6/5)

Court ruling good news for Fairmount Park (6/5)

Fairmount lauds Supreme Court decision saying casinos must share revenue with tracks (6/5)

Court: Casinos must pay horsetrack surcharge (6/5)

Ill gov., lawmakers blame each other (6/5)

Big Brown: Just a good horse? (6/4)

Better for the game if Big Brown loses? (6/3)

Ill. lawmakers OK spending side of new budget (5/31)

Many eyes will be watching Before He Cheats in Trotting Classic (5/31)

Committee OKs major gambling expansion in Illinois (5/31)

House committees advance parts of capital plan (5/30)

Harness racing expansion proposal dies in committee (5/29)

Harness racing bill stalled in Senate (5/28)

Casino for the state (5/28)

Illinois leaders endorse coalition's capital bill proposal (5/28)

States wager on racetrack slots (5/27)

Hanshin Handicap scouting report (5/22)

Gavin Cook wins Amateur Driver Championship (5/21)

Drive time (5/21)

Off track betting a plus for Villa Park redevelopment (5/21)

Lawmakers, lobbyists push for racetrack slots (5/20)

Illinois horse racing backers still hoping for slots (5/20)

Support for slot machines at horse racetracks growing (5/19)

Off to the slots at Fairmont Park (5/19)

Horsemen race to Capitol (5/19)

One race at a time, but..... (5/18)

Casino companies may tread lightly with new Illinois boat (5/17)

Horse racing bill heads to Senate (5/15)

Fairgrounds horse racing bill advances (5/15)

Gambling opponents say Poe ignoring will of county voters (5/15)

Expanded harness racing proposed at state fairgrounds (5/14)

Doing double duty: Single mom races horses, raises son (5/13)

Illinois vacates positive tests (5/13)

Tragedy puts racing off track (5/11)

Will the capital city be able to gamble on racing? (5/9)

Horse racing industry hears cries for new tracks (5/8)

Arredia remains confident in landing casino here (5/7)

Rosemont's grand casino plan (5/7)

Local racetrack reduces horse injuries (5/5)

Baked please! (5/5)

Derby day at the OTB (5/4)

Trainer says Denis of Cork gave 'big race' as expected (5/4)

Prairie Meadows racing: Brueggemann, Barney sweep stakes (5/4)

Before He Cheats soars in Su Mac Lad (5/2)

Triple Crown bloodlines run through Illinois stable (5/1)

State lawmakers ponder legalizing Internet horse wagers (4/28)

State lawmakers ponder legalizing Internet horse wagers (4/28)

Tony Morgan reaches 12,000 victory plateau at Fox Valley (4/24)

Illinois Champions Day scouting report (4/24)

Duchossois sued for charity event mishap (4/18)

Senate proposal would tax phone-in horse betting (4/17)

At hearing, public offers ideas on state spending (4/17)

Inaugural Bill Hartack Memorial Handicap features Fairbanks (4/16)

OTB parlor searching for a new home (4/16)

Steriods: The never ending debate (4/15)

Fairmount Park readies to open; season cut by 30 dates (4/15)

Track pads purses to lure better horses and bigger crowds (4/15)

Fairmount Park opens shortened season Friday (4/14)

Wheels in motion again on 10th casino license (4/11)

Anderson returns! (4/9)

Woman charges race track with discrimination (4/8)

Field set for 51st running of Illinois Derby (4/3)

Luckiest men on the planet (3/31)

Harness racing is “real good” for Holland (3/28)

Legislator pushes bill to help Fairmount (3/27)

Fairmont Park says passage of 'Capital Bill' would improve racetrack, Illinois economy (3/26)

Legislator pushes bill to help Fairmount Park (3/26)

Collinsville horse track seeks change in Illinois gaming law (3/26)

Hoffman calls for capital bill to help Fairmount Park (3/26)

Emigh set to return to Oaklawn next year (3/22)

Pat Berry: A proven winner (3/22)

My top 10 on the road to Churchill Downs (3/17)

World records fall in England as the Irish celebrate (3/17)

Horse racetrack being sued again (3/14)

Harness-racing bill clears first hurdle (3/13)

Illinos Racing Board approves license for OTB in Villa Park (3/12)

Villa Park gambling on the table (3/11)

Louisiana Derby features the red hot Pyro (3/3)

Trainer surpassing his goals (2/29)

Board unanimously approves off-track-betting parlor (2/28)

Playing the Pick 3 (2/25)

Houghton standing tall (2/22)

OTB parlor to be voted on at Feb. 25 village board meeting (2/20)

Poe suggests more horse racing at fair (2/11)

If it's Gulfstream Park – It's the speed, Buster (2/5)

Illinois owner breeds success (2/3)

So you want to be a jockey Sylvia Harris (1/26)

Support for slots (1/24)

Exacta-ly right (1/22)

Pacer allergic to everything but winning (1/21)

Legislators bet on more gambling as a way to pay for projects (1/20)

Formerly homeless, rookie jockey finds salvation through her love of horses (1/17)

Hawthorne Race Course closes strong (1/14)

Searching for a gift horse (1/14)

Cleaning up after the horses (1/12)

Racehorse remembered in national magazine (1/11)

Fairmount Park trims races, workers (1/10)

Fairmount cuts racing season to stretch finances (1/9)

Riding horses helps in hurdling obstacles for rookie jockey (1/9)

Gulfstream Park: Something old, something new (1/8)

1,188 For Tetrick (12/31)

Tim Tetrick shatters records for harness racing drivers (12/31)

Bowie singing to the bank with "Cheats" (12/26)

Business partners bet on future in Illinois horse racing (12/26)

Our Opinion: Poe's harness racing idea has merit (12/21)

Poe chomping at bit with harness racing idea (12/20)

State lawmakers setting records across the board (12/16)

Plan could put slots at horse tracks, more seats at casinos (12/10)

Madigan shows hand with massive gambling expansion proposal (12/10)

Major gambling expansion proposed for Illinois (12/10)

Driver piles up wins and miles (12/4)

Taking the reins of investment opportunities (12/3)

Tetrick amazed by record year (12/1)

One man's Racing Hall of Fame ballot (11/30)

Harness driver Tetrick nears single-season mark (11/22)

State misses capital bill deadline (11/14)

Chem Lab: Testing for cocaine in lots of racehorse urine (11/10)

High hay prices hurt owners of cattle, horses (11/1)

Sport is a family affair (10/30)

Baron's big guns ready for Am Nat (10/29)

The tangled web of BC races (10/23)

Slots could mean return of racing to E.M. Downs (10/19)

Racetracks welcome gambling bill, push for legalization of “racinos” (10/17)

'And they're off!' (10/16)

Ins and outs for the 24th Breeders' Cup (10/15)

Professor: Gambling not best way to raise money (10/10)

Monmouth 2007 - Dirt, turf routes recap (10/8)

U.S. to host 2008 Amateur World Cup (9/28)

Illinois gaming industry lobbies for Internet gambling (9/27)

Previewing preps for Breeders' Cup Classic (9/25)

Fairmont Park: 'Everybody's worried' (9/24)

Fairmount Park officials hopeful following Senate vote (9/21)

For the love of animals (9/21)

Racing board grants Fairmount Park request; schedule might not be cut (9/21)

Chicago-area horse trainer investigated for cheating customers (9/20)

Racing board OKs Fairmount Park plan for 90 racing dates (9/20)

Illinois Senate backs casino expansion (9/19)

A look at the Senate's gambling-for-construction package (9/18)

Fairmount Park considers a shorter season (9/18)

Fairmount Park pushes for season that lasts 90 days (9/18)

Investor aims to boost Churchill stake (9/17)

Fairmount Park still pursuing 90 race dates (9/17)

King Johnny gets Dan Patch three-peat (9/16)

Horse racers honor Chicago area judge (9/16)

Chicago Crime Commission expresses concerns regarding proposed expansion of gambling in Illinois (9/14)

Belmont: Gateway to the Breeders' Cup at Monmouth (9/12)

Filly Westside is dandy in gritty harness race (9/12)

Holland sets harness world record (9/12)

Photo Finish: Harness racing off and running at fair (9/7)

Wallace serves up American Pie (9/6)

On track to future? (9/2)

Donato Hanover stays hot in Illinois (9/2)

No surprise (9/2)

Our horse, of course (9/1)

Du Quoin braces for World Trotting Derby (9/1)

Caretaker, Derby favorite share an extra-special bond (8/30)

Woodward may benefit winner in long run (8/29)

Gambling on Springfield (8/29)

Champion horse to skip triple crown race (8/25)

Saratoga's classic race remains big win ticket (8/24)

Harness racing returns to Du Quoin (8/23)

Arlington, Calder races back in Indiana (8/23)

Flora man making harness race history (8/22)

Indiana blocks betting on races at Churchill's Arlington, Calder (8/22)

Hambletonian Oaks winner comes to Balmoral (8/21)

Street Sense on road to Horse of the Year honors (8/20)

Horse trainer, David MacLean, dies (8/19)

Graham family cashes in with Spread The Chips (8/18)

Holland sparks big day for Ervin Miller (8/16)

Arlington Million: Bargain horse runs like a million bucks (8/14)

Synthetic surfaces have helped decrease horse deaths across country (8/14)

Illinois native Tetrick coasts to 4 wins (8/14)

O, Canada: Jamabalya takes Million, is Breeders' Cup bound (8/13)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (8/13)

Phillips a million-dollar woman in 'ultimate fairytale' (8/13)

Canadian-bred Jambalaya surprises classy field (8/13)

Arlington Million rematch could happen next year (8/12)

Canada's Jambalaya is No. 1 in a Million at Arlington (8/12)

Royal Highness takes the crown in Beverly D. (8/12)

Arlington Million favorite scratches (8/11)

Trainer gets a pair of presents a day before her 50th birthday (8/11)

Softness of turf could be a factor in today's Million (8/11)

In golden years, The Tin Man shows his iron (8/10)

After Market 2-1 favorite in Million (8/9)

The Tin Man returns to defend Arlington Million (8/8)

Silver Lining for Tin Man in Arlington Million? (8/8)

They're off, way off (8/5)

Haskell Invitational features stakes winners galore (8/2)

Incoming freshman makes himself at home (8/2)

Jockey relishes sweep (8/2)

Becker: No way to determine if dead heat was first for county fair (8/2)

Flacco helps keep tradition alive (8/2)

Track, state harness records fall at fair (8/1)

Molina rides Oust to win on Illinois Day (8/1)

Gash making most of area harness circuit (7/31)

Drug testing hits harness racing in Illinois (7/31)

Close finishes at Clark County Fair harness races (7/31)

Record broken during first night of harness racing (7/30)

Banks to begin defense of harness driving title (7/29)

Clark County Fair gets later start, shakes up harness racing schedule (7/28)

Perfect Drift injured, resting at home (7/27)

State racing board green lights OTB (7/26)

Southern Beach posts fast time (7/26)

Morethan I Deserve turns in top time in harness racing at Edgar County Fair (7/25)

Whitney Handicap - All in the family for decades (7/25)

92-year-old becomes oldest winning harness racer (7/25)

Mississippi-owned horses stand out during Edgar County Fair harness racing (7/24)

Dreamy victory in Virginia Oaks (7/22)

Saratoga: The Spa and Graveyard of Champions (7/17)

Gambling on a new approach (7/15)

Among night's biggest stars, Guidry takes final ride at EvD (7/13)

Meier looks to pass on jockey success to son (7/6)

Calder's Summit of Speed (7/2)

Resident arrested over photos (6/28)

Horses dodge rain at Martinsville Fair (6/27)

The next big stakes races (6/26)

Hawthorne has races despite strike (6/26)

It’s time for harness racing at Martinsville (6/25)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (6/25)

He would look a gift horse in the mouth (6/24)

Form Gaming Commission? (6/22)

Summer stakes to feature cream of racing crop (6/18)

2,000 wins for Ryan Anderson (6/16)

Costly to eat like a horse (6/16)

Illinois casino measure defeat is gamble for horse tracks (6/14)

Churchill Downs Incorporated acquires AmericaTAB, Bloodstock Research Information Services and Thoroughbred Sports Network Businesses (6/12)

Willis rebounds with $100,000 win (6/12)

Is civilization in decline? You bet; look at racetracks (6/9)

Cabana Fever getting ready (6/6)

Right to work? Jockey's career threatened by race-fixing scandal (6/1)

Democrats’ budget plan OK’d by House (5/31)

Another meeting; no deal (5/30)

Local drivers reach victory milestones (5/29)

Magic Mile retains its charm (5/27)

Harness racing opens season today in Du Quoin (5/26)

Illinois panel backs big gambling expansion (5/26)

Village betting on OTB (5/26)

Some ready to bet on gambling (5/25)

Illinois lawmaker looks to alter smoking ban (5/24)

Thoroughbred list is filling up for Ohio Derby (5/24)

The race to save Illinois horse racing (5/9)

Profit drop blamed on tax (5/9)

Fairmount Park proposes expansion (5/8)

Fairmount pushes revival tied to slots (5/8)

Horse-racing track promises charitable contribution for slots (5/7)

Fairmount Park wants to add up to 900 slots (5/7)

Commentary: No Sense in Derby winners rushing (5/7)

Crowd flocks to teletrack for Derby (5/6)

A teacher with giddyap (5/6)

Kentucky Derby: Utah cowboy pulling for Cowtown Cat (5/5)

Utahn's horse running for roses (5/5)

Arlington Park opens with eye on horses' safety (5/4)

Herpesvirus at Balmoral harness track leads to increased precautions (5/3)

The Quiet Mon ready to make noise Saturday (5/3)

Arlington season debut: More than racing (5/3)

McCaffrey reaches 'Mecca' in Berry's Creek (5/2)

Artificial track surfaces gain momentum with trainers (5/1)

Equine herpes outbreak quarantines Balmoral barn (5/1)

Too fast, too soon? (4/29)

Gambling bill clears House Committee (4/28)

Committee passes casino bill (4/28)

Young jockey is making his mark (4/21)

Gambling bill 'crucial' to Fairmount Park (4/21)

River Front Times wins again (4/18)

The Quiet Mon wins first sophomore start (4/17)

Gambling in Chicago (4/16)

Horse racing on hard times (4/14)

Last chance to register for the 2007 NHHC (4/13)

Legislators getting paid to push the expansion of casinos (4/13)

Proposal to expand gambling in Illinois falls apart (4/13)

Illinois House panel weighs gambling expansion (4/12)

Fire damages barn at Hawthorne Race Course (4/12)

Illinois goes crazy for Crawdad (4/9)

Lareau finds another gem (4/9)

Jeremes Jet romps (4/8)

Cowtown Cat captures Illinois Derby (4/7)

Cowtown Cat runs away with Illinois Derby win (4/7)

Judge declares horse racing law unconstitutional (4/5)

O'Neill brings two to Illinois Derby (4/5)

OTB money could benefit Discovery Museum (4/4)

Lis Mara, Shark Gesture qualify (4/3)

Arlington Park installs safer synthetic track (3/29)

Arlington Park begins work on synthetic track (3/29)

Timesareachanging returns (3/28)

Plesac finds new passion with harness racing (3/20)

The reign of Queen Bea (3/7)

How River Front Times broke his maiden (3/6)

And they're off and running (3/6)

St. Louis Derby appears unlikely to take place this year (3/6)

Thoroughly Thoroughbreds at Fairmount (3/6)

More housing on way at Arlington (3/2)

Settlement reached in Arlington Park housing discrimination case (3/1)

Hawthorne to open season (2/23)

Simpson on track in Chicago (2/21)

Canterbury's top jockey is barred ... and frustrated (2/19)

Vet clinic/Balmoral fun (2/16)

Chicago Crime Commission raises concern over expanded gambling in Illinois (2/8)

Polytrack to be installed at Arlington Park (2/6)

Barbaro's blood sport (2/6)

Hard working Willis ponders this season (2/1)

Casino site back in play (1/31)

Lawmaker floats plan for more casinos (1/30)

3 new casinos for Chicago area proposed (1/30)

Brotherly love on display in Illinois (1/29)

Still a winner (1/28)

Oosting, Pletcher take Balmoral titles (1/23)

Robin Renner: Giving opportunities (1/21)

Wagering wanes at Peru parlor (1/20)

Banks’ hobby horses are off and running (1/18)

Principal denies 401(k) wrongdoing (1/14)

Makeithapencaptain to get tested (1/7)

Midwesterners hot at Dover (1/6)



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