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‘War Horse’ Not 100 Per Cent

September 11, 2015:

“[He] has more guts than any other horse I’ve driven in the past. He’s the type that does the heavy lifting – he goes out week after week and grinds out the miles so other horses can sit in the pocket and benefit from his hard work."...read on

Fort Silky Smooth At Maywood

August 30, 2014:

A very familiar group of older state-bred pacers renewed acquaintances on Friday, August 29th at Maywood Park as a classy field of five local stars knocked heads in the $25,000 Egyptian Stake, which was Leg 2 of the Maywood Park Pacing Series....read on

Party Hangover Streaks Into Stakes

August 17, 2014:

After a two-week hiatus, live racing returned to Balmoral Park with a pair of state-bred stakes for older pacers sharing top billing on the 13-race program....read on

Leonard Eyes Another $25K Bonus

July 5, 2014:

The 2014 Maywood Park Pacing Series kicked off on Friday, July 4 with the first of the three legs, the $30,000 Cook County Stake, attracting a field of seven ICF pacers. After taking this series last year, John Prentice and Neva Jane Ikeler’s Fort Silky showed that taking “champs” belt will be no easy task as he cruised to a two-length victory in a snappy 1:51.2 for driver Casey Leonard....read on

‘Mufasa’ Named Illinois Horse Of The Year

January 22, 2014:

The Mike Brink Stable’s King Mufasa, who dominated last season’s three-year-old ICF colt and gelding trotting division, was named the 2013 Illinois Horse of the Year at last Saturday’s USTA District 5 awards banquet in Springfield....read on

Projected Illinois Award Winners

December 23, 2013:

Illinois’ standardbred racing industry will be handing out awards to the top Illinois-conceived and foaled harness horses for 2013 in their respective divisions....read on

Word Power Takes Windy City

November 15, 2013:

Word Power did all the talking in Friday’s Windy City Pace, coming up the inside lane to capture Maywood Park’s premiere event in 1:51.4 on Friday night....read on

Leonard Discusses Fort Silky

November 13, 2013:

It’s not often that the ‘star’ of your team retires and the squad doesn’t miss a beat. But that’s the case for ‘Team Leonard,’ as Fort Silky is looking to post his 16th win of the season and lock up a $20,000 bonus when he takes on seven other state-bred pacers in Friday’s (Nov. 15) $30,000 Lester McKeever Stakes at Maywood Park....read on

Illinois Super Night Elims Underway

September 8, 2013:

The countdown to Illinois' biggest night of racing action, Super Night 2013, began in earnest on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Balmoral Park as 12 eliminations battles were contested by some of Illinois top pacers....read on

Veteran Pacers Star In Balmoral Stakes

August 18, 2013:

A pair of state-bred stakes, each split into two divisions, along with two carryover pools and two big guaranteed pools highlighted a busy Saturday night of racing action at Balmoral Park....read on

Fort Silky Steals The Spotlight

June 16, 2013:

While much of the pre-race buzz may have centered around another great Illinois bred from the barn of trainer Terry Leonard as the classy veteran Well To Do Guru made his return from a seven month layoff, it was his current star, Fort Silky, who stole the headlines during the $30,000 Broadway Preview Stake on Saturday at Balmoral Park....read on

Father-Son Duo Sweeps Cardinal Stakes

June 1, 2013:

Friday’s Cardinal Stake at Maywood Park turned into the Terry and Casey Leonard show as the father-son duo teamed up to take a pair of $28,534 divisions of the Cardinal Stake for older state-bred pacers....read on

Balmoral Stakes Season Kicks Off

April 7, 2013:

The 2013 stakes season kicked off in a big way on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as a trio of state-bred stakes shared the headlines on the 13-race program....read on


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