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Illinois Racing Board License Information

PARTICIPATION
All participants in Illinois Horse Racing are required to obtain an Occupation License which expires December 31st of each year. An application shall not be considered unless the application form is filled out completely, all information requested by the Board supplied, fingerprint requirements met, and the appropriate non-refundable license fees paid.
 
FINGERPRINTS
Fingerprints are required for first time applicants, not previously licensed in Illinois and renewal applicants that have not been fingerprinted within the past 5 years. By signing the application, licensees consent to a background investigation via ISP and FBI CHRI report.
 
 
FINGERPRINT FEES
Digital Scan $29.75   Ink & Roll $34.75
 
FINGERPRINT LOCATIONS
Fingerprinting is available in the license office at each race track on race days.

Off Track Fingerprint Locations:  www.accuratebiometrics.com

FINGERPRINT RECIPROCITY is available to Owners, Trainers, Drivers, Jockeys and Racing Officials. Illinois participates in fingerprint reciprocity with several other race states. If you have been licensed and fingerprinted in another jurisdiction that participates in the Fingerprint Reciprocity Program, you need only submit a Fingerprint Certification form here.
 
CITIZENSHIP AND WORK PERMITS
An Applicant for an Occupation License in all categories, except Owner, shall be a United States citizen, a permanent resident alien, or be the holder of a temporary or permanent work permit. All licenses are subject to approval by the Racing Board Stewards.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Simply, print and complete your Owner Multi-Jurisdiction, or Racing Board license application, along with any additional paper work required.
Include a check or money order made payable to:
Illinois Racing Board
MAIL TO
Licensing Office

c/o Racetrack you are participating at: Illinois Racetracks


CHOOSE YOUR LICENSE

Owners-Trainers-Driver-Jockey-Agent-Groomsmen-Vets-Vendors-Employees-Other

 

Stables-Corporations-Partnerships
IRB 2016 REGISTRATION APPLICATION OWNERSHIP/PARTNERSHIP/STABLE

Harness Worker's Comp Affidavit
IRB 2016 HARNESS WORKERS COMP

 

OTHER FORMS

RULES

CONTACTS

Deb Trousdale
License Assistant
Main Office
312-814-5031
 
Shannon Kascher
Harness License Clerk
Hawthorne 708-780-3700
 
Jenny Thorpe
Thoroughbred License Clerk
Arlington 847-255-4300
Hawthorne 708-780-3700

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ILLINOIS RACING