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Stakes Bonanza On Tap At Hawthorne

August 28, 2019:

After an extremely successful week of racing at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Mother Nature was not as kind when racing shifted to the DuQuoin State Fair last weekend. As a result of the DuQuoin races being rained out, Hawthorne Race Course will host a 25-race program on Friday (Aug. 30) to accommodate the postponed DuQuoin stakes....read on

World Trotting Derby Faces Funding Cuts

March 11, 2010:

Among a long list of proposed budget cuts announced by the Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday is funding for the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds’ World Trotting Derby...read on

World Record For Highscore Kemp In Filly WTD

September 4, 2009:

With the edge of the grandstand and the finish fast approaching, Highscore Kemp and driver Tim Tetrick poked a head in front and stretched it out to a length to win the $130,000 World Trotting Derby for three-year-old fillies in a world, stakes and track record time...read on

Takter Talks 'Derby' Starters

September 3, 2009:

Trainer Jimmy Takter has an entrant in the World Trotting Derby as well as the filly companion race for a purse of $130,000 on Friday at the DuQuoin State Fair...read on

Swedish Filly To Race At DuQuoin

September 3, 2009:

Trainer Bjorn 'Bernie' Noren has made many trips to the DuQuoin State Fair as assistant trainer for the Jimmy Takter Stable....read on

Will There Be A World Record Saturday?

September 2, 2009:

Trainer Greg Peck has taken some time out of his schedule to talk world records with officials from the DuQuoin State Fair, where Muscle Hill will be participating in the $550,000 (est.) World Trotting Derby Saturday, September 5...read on

Takter Comments On World Trot Pupils

August 28, 2008:

Trainer Jimmy Takter sends out one each in the World Trotting Derby colt and filly divisions on Saturday at Illinois' DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. On the distaff side, Takter will drive Lantern Kronos, runner-up in the Hambletonian Oaks on August 2 and winner of the August 23 American National Stakes at Balmoral Park....read on

'Dewey' Draws Into World Trotting Derby

August 27, 2008:

Undefeated Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe has drawn in along with seven others to contest the $565,000 World Trotting Derby Saturday, August 30 at the DuQuoin State Fair in Illinois....read on


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