Category: Fairmount Park

An eventful weekend for Illinois-bred horses

Between exactas at Canterbury, the resurgence of stakes action at Fairmount Park, and individual horses turning heads, the last few days have been eventful ones in Illinois racing.  Let Picks and Ponderings make sure you’re on top of all the action, with a romp through the latest news on the Illinois-bred Thoroughbred scene. Illinois-bred exactas at... Read more »

#HorseHooky and Wonderful Surprises

COLLINSVILLE, IL  — I try to keep an open mind when visiting a new racetrack for the first time.  But, deep down in my mind, I figured Fairmount Park would be a little bit sleepy. Paul and I went last Tuesday.  My previous experience with midweek racing, up on the Chicago circuit, involved a sparsely... Read more »

Picks and Ponderings Plays Horse Hooky at Fairmount!

Every Tuesday afternoon during their racing season, Fairmount Park in Collinville, IL runs a Tuesday afternoon card: Horse Hooky. Though both halves of Picks and Ponderings have been living in Illinois for years — and this half also used to live in St. Louis, less than twenty miles from the track — neither of us... Read more »