Illinois July County Fair races to be held in Springfield

Springfield, IL — Races will be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Noon. These races are replacing races that will not be held at Illinois county fairs in July.

For the July 7, 14 and 21 races, conditions for the races are for Illinois bred 2- and 3-year-olds that staked to the Illinois county fairs and for horses that staked to the Topline. IHHA races will also be held. (All owners, trainers and drivers must be members of the IHHA).

The conditions for the July 28 races will be announced at a later date.

To enter, contact LeAnn Shinn by 10 a.m. on Saturday (72-hour box) at 618.783.2589. Horsemen can also enter online.

Qualifiers will be held before the races.

Entry fees for purse races will be $70 and qualifiers will be $50 per horse. Scratched horses will be responsible for their entry fee. All scratches must be reported to race office in a timely manner.

All horses need a negative coggins within one year and EHV vaccine within six months. If you have questions, please contact Tina Schrock at 217.416.0006.

To protect the health/safety of horsemen, the following protocols will be in place:

No EHV/coggins paperwork will be handled on race day. Please submit to LeAnn Shinn or Tina Schrock prior to race day. Contact for Paperwork: or Texting options: 217.433.8938 orĀ 217.416.0006. Faxing: 618.783.2589 (during non-entry hours)

You must use gate 5 to enter the fairgrounds. Your temperature will be taken by a representative of the Department of Agriculture at the gate.

You must wear a mask unless you are on the track with a horse. Failure to follow this rule will result in your horse being scratched and you will be escorted from the grounds by security.

No spectators are allowed, only officials or personnel involved with horse care are allowed on grounds.

The grandstand will be for officials only. If you are watching the races on the backside, please maintain social distancing. Use social distancing guidelines in the barn area.

Race Dates
July 7 (enter by Saturday, July 4)
July 14 (enter by Saturday, July 11)
July 21 (enter by Saturday, July 18)
July 28 (enter by Saturday, July 25)

IHHA Races
July 7-3-Year-Old & Up Pace and Trot
July 14-3-Year-Old & Up Pace
July 21-3-Year-Old & Up Trot
July 28-3-Year-Old & Up Pace & Trot

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