June 19th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

I’ve just been informed by Lori that entries will be taken tomorrow  (Saturday) for Tuesday.

Due to track conditions racing is cancelled for tonight Friday June 19. We will resume racing tomorrow night.

Friday races 3 through 7 are back as extras for Tuesday.


June 13th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks


Effective immediately: Horses may be allowed to start in a claiming race without foal papers being on file if the provided request form is properly submitted and all conditions listed on form are agreed to and if approved by the Stewards prior to start.

This policy will be strictly adhered to and if not properly submitted and approved, the horse will not be allowed to start.

Permission forms are available in the H.B.P.A. office.

Racing Board Meeting

May 15th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

The May I.R.B. meeting will be held next Tuesday at Fairmount Park. It will convene at 10:30 in the Top Of The Turf.  This is a unique opportunity to see how the Board functions in person. There are several very important issues on the agenda this month, so I urge everyone to attend. The meeting is open to the public, but seating is limited.

H.B.P.A. Golf Tournament

May 14th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

The annual H.B.P.A. golf tournament will be Thursday June 18th at Arlington Golf Course with a 10 am shotgun start. $25 per player includes 18 holes with a riding cart and dinner and prizes after. Sign up in the H.B.P.A. office. You can also call to reserve a spot for your team. 618-345-7724

Representative Jay Hoffman

May 9th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

Join us tonight in the First Turn Cafe for a night at the races with Representative Jay Hoffman. There will be food, drink and a chance to talk to Jay about the impending Gaming bill. Just tell the door person that you’re with the HBPA.

Alma Berkemeier Passes away

April 14th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

We are so sorry to report that our dear friend for many years Alma Berkemeier passed away on Saturday. Alma and her daughter Linda were passionate horsemen for many years. Alma was a kind and wonderful woman and we will miss her so much. She was 98 years old.

Visitation will be this evening from 5 until 8 at Stygar funeral home, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. Florissant Rd. 63033

Mark Your Calendar

April 13th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

On Wednesday April 15, the RICF will be holding a health fair which will include adult and child immunizations for measles. It will be from 8:30 am until early afternoon in the medical trailer.

Also, we have a new Doctor! His name is Dr. Brian Ruiz and he will be here on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 12:30 beginning April 21.

Lady Kelia wins the $50,000 Pretty Jenny Stake

April 11th, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

Congratulations to Patti Macari on winning the $50,000 Pretty Jenny Stakes at Hawthorne today. Lady Kelia is a home bred by the Bold Bruiser. Everyone at Fairmount are very proud of Patti and Robert.

Racing at Fairmount resumes on Saturday at 1 pm.

April 1st, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

The horsemen would like to apologize to our fans for the cancellation of Tuesday’s card and thank them for their continued support. We will resume racing this Saturday at 1 pm. with a good card for wagering. The horsemen take their job of “putting on the show” very seriously and we look forward to a successful remainder of the 2015 meet.

Again, thank you all for your support and we’ll see you on Saturday.


March 31st, 2015 | written by Lanny Brooks

The track  WILL  be open for training tomorrow at the normal time.