About the ITHA

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association represents nearly 2,500 thoroughbred owners and trainers working around the year at Arlington Park and Hawthorne Racecourse.

Live racing supports horsemen and tens of thousands of other workers statewide, including backstretch workers, veterinarians, breeders, feed and hay suppliers, blacksmiths, gate crew workers, the track secretary and horse entry clerks, security personnel, truck operators, food vendors, tellers, construction workers, waste management workers, and others.