Neil Milbert

Articles (starting with the most recent):

Horse racing in Illinois “dying” while waiting for Hawthorne racino to be built

By Neil Milbert / December 22, 2022

Harness and thoroughbred interests facing another unconventional Illinois race schedule in 2023

By Neil Milbert / September 25, 2022

Fox Valley Gemini a horse for the history books

By Neil Milbert / September 13, 2022

Wilfong in the driver’s seat for Saturday’s Night of Champions at Hawthorne

By Neil Milbert / September 8, 2022

First-year conditioner Amy Husted on the cusp of Hawthorne trainer title

By Neil Milbert / August 18, 2022

Second Hawthorne standardbred meet of 2022 underway

By Neil Milbert / June 30, 2022

Illinois racing resuming at the State Fairgrounds

By Neil Milbert / June 16, 2022

Kyle Wilfong dethrones Casey Leonard as Hawthorne winter meet ends

By Neil Milbert / March 25, 2022

Guatemalan driver Juan Franco making his mark at Hawthorne

By Neil Milbert / March 4, 2022

Dick Duchossois was a giant in Chicago horse racing

By Neil Milbert / February 4, 2022

Unorthodox Chicago racing season begins tonight at Hawthorne

By Neil Milbert / January 7, 2022

Time to rename Illinois’ Night of Champions?

By Neil Milbert / September 29, 2021

With Arlington’s demise, Hawthorne will share dates evenly between standardbreds and thoroughbred in 2022

By Neil Milbert / September 26, 2021

Fox Valley Gemini looks to extend his Night of Champions legacy to five years at Hawthorne

By Neil Milbert / September 24, 2021

2022 Illinois dates dilemma: Hawthorne is the only applicant for both harness and thoroughbred dates in Chicago

By Neil Milbert / August 1, 2021

Hawthorne kicks off 2021 season

By Neil Milbert / May 6, 2021

Arlington closure will cause harness racing some whiplash in Illinois

By Neil Milbert / February 25, 2021

Reports of Balmoral’s revival are grossly overstated

By Neil Milbert / December 18, 2020

Hawthorne’s Night of Champions belongs to Fox Valley Gemini

By Neil Milbert / September 23, 2020

Illinois harness dates reduced to 63 cards in 2021

By Neil Milbert / September 18, 2020

Hawthorne racino approved

By Neil Milbert / August 2, 2020

Hawthorne reopening with cards Saturday and Sunday

By Neil Milbert / June 5, 2020

Illinois Racing Board establishes working equalization group to address impact of COVID-19

By Neil Milbert / April 26, 2020

Chicago racing legend Billy Johnston dead at 84

By Neil Milbert / April 3, 2020

Sweet home Chicago

By Neil Milbert / February 14, 2020
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