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Knocking Around Caps Action-Filled Week

January 11, 2019:

Making his second start in five days, Knocking Around wore down Lord Of Winterfell with a sustained uncovered bid to take Friday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Hawthorne’s Night Of Champions Recap

September 23, 2018:

Eleven championship races and two invitational events comprised a big Saturday evening (Sept. 22) at Hawthorne Race Course, as the track’s Night of Champions paid out over $1.1 million in purses. While some of the favourites didn’t disappoint, there were some upsets that surprised everyone....read on

Fox Valley Charm Rebounds At Meadows

June 19, 2018:

Fox Valley Charm, who dominated The Meadows’ elite distaff pacers earlier this spring, returned to her winning ways in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Tuesday, June 19 with a victory for Tony Hall in 1:50.2, a career best. It was one of five wins for Hall on the 13-race card....read on

Fox Valley Charm Triples In Preferred

May 8, 2018:

Parked with cover most of the mile, Fox Valley Charm turned in her third consecutive dominating performance in the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace Tuesday, May 8 at The Meadows, exploding late to destroy the field by six and one-quarter lengths....read on

Fox Valley Charm Repeats At Meadows

May 1, 2018:

Fox Valley Charm made it two straight Tuesday (May 1) at The Meadows with an impressive two-move victory in a career-best 1:51 in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace....read on

Mare Charms ‘Em In The Slop

April 24, 2018:

Refreshed by a second-quarter breather, Fox Valley Charm blazed her back half in :55.1 over a ‘sloppy’ surface to score decisively in Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace at the Meadows....read on

Meadows Preferred To Fox Valley Charm

December 4, 2017:

Fox Valley Charm stalked the leader, Shady Caroline, from the pocket and then kicked by in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows....read on

Stakes Aplenty At Hawthorne

September 11, 2016:

Saturday evening at Hawthorne, eleven stakes finals were contested for the Night of Champions at Hawthorne. The races for Illinois-breds were contested over a 'fast' track....read on

Illinois Stakes Featured At Balmoral

October 30, 2015:

It was a busy night of stakes action on Friday night at Balmoral Park as the Crete oval played host to a quartet of Illinois conceived and foaled events featuring both trotters and pacers....read on

Filly Has ‘Charmed’ Her Connections

September 9, 2015:

Fresh off a very convincing one and three-quarter-length score in last week’s elimination, Peter Karras’s Fox Valley Charm will put her three-race win streak on the line when she steps onto the track as the morning line favourite for Saturday’s $116,000 Grandma Ann Championship for three-year-old pacing fillies at Balmoral Park....read on

Countdown To Illinois Super Night Begins

September 6, 2015:

The countdown to Super Night XXVII began in earnest on Saturday, September 5 at Balmoral Park as a bevy of stakes eliminations for Illinois' biggest night of racing were contested....read on

Balmoral Hosts Southland Festival Elims

July 19, 2015:

The countdown to the Southland Festival of Racing, one of the biggest weekends of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled pacers and trotters, began in earnest on Saturday, July 18 with a bevy of elimination action highlighting a big 12-race program....read on

Rivalry Produces Thrilling Stretch Duel

June 28, 2015:

The state-bred stakes action continued in high gear on Sunday, June 28 at Balmoral Park as a pair of Illinois conceived and foaled events for trotters and pacers shared top billing on the 10-race program....read on


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