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Illinois Racing Board, J.R.T.C., 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 5-700, Chicago, IL  60601

Main Phone: 312-814-2600       TDD:  866-323-0273


Please be advised that the May 24, 2016 IRB meeting has been cancelled due to the lack of sufficient agenda requests.

Any business scheduled for the May meeting will be continued to the June 28, 2016 Board meeting.



  2015 Annual Report


  New Harness Whip Rule in Effect 

  Cobalt Notice

  Cobalt Brochure

  IRB Medication Notice

  IRB Medication Notice #2    NEW

  RCI Medication Schedule    (revised 5/12/2016)


2016 Board Meeting Schedule     (revised 5/10/2016)


2016 Race Dates Awarded

     Thoroughbred Calendar

     Harness Calendar   Note: Hawthorne Harness opened 1/8/16

     Fairmount Calendar


Meeting Minutes - PDF and Audio
IRB's Identity Protection Policy


The Illinois Racing Board was created in 1933 and its legal mandate is defined in the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. The jurisdiction, supervision, powers, and duties of the Illinois Racing Board shall extend under the Act to every person who holds or conducts any race meeting within the State of Illinois where horse racing is permitted for any stake, purse or reward. The mission of the Illinois Racing Board is to regulate horse racing through the enforcement of the Act and its rules and regulations and to ensure the honesty and integrity of Illinois racing and wagering.

The IRB holds regular and special meetings as may be necessary to perform properly and effectively all duties under the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).

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