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Jim Miller
Biography
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
Jim Miller is the director of media relations at Hawthorne Race Course and Suburban Downs and the general manager/racing at the Illinois State Fairs. Miller has spent more than 25 years in the sport. He worked at Arlington Park from 1993-1997 and has been at Hawthorne/Suburban Downs since 1997. Miller served as the assistant general manager at Hawthorne from 2000-2012 before taking a brief leave to work for a Thoroughbred owner. Additional positions he has held include back-up track announcer, racing analyst, clocker, morning-line oddsmaker, horsemen relations, and stall superintendent. Miller has been a past president of and currently serves as treasurer of the Racing Industry Charitable Foundation. Miller has been a Thoroughbred horse owner and was named to the inaugural Thoroughbred Times “40 Under 40” list. Prior to his involvement in the sport, Miller graduated from Carthage College in 1997 with a bachelor of arts degree in communications. He became a member of the Carthage College Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017. He was an NCAA All-American baseball player in 1997 and was drafted in the 11th round of the June free agent draft that year by the Milwaukee Brewers. He played four years in the Brewers organization (1997-2000). He and his wife, Joanne, have two children, Hannah (14) and Owen (11).

CONTACT INFORMATION:
16361 Caraway Court
Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: (708) 780-3671 [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2020 (Track Director)