Illinois Governor Signs Gaming Bill Into Law

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 690, the gaming legislation recently approved by legislators, into law on Friday, and the state’s tracks now have the authority to host slot machines and other casino-style games for the purpose of generating additional revenue to boost purses. The horse racing portion of this new law, which represents […]

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Illinois Breeders Add Their Weight To Lawsuit Battling The ‘Crushing Blow Of Recapture’

The following statement was released by the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association: Illinois horsemen understand that purses must be much larger for our state’s racing industry to once again be competitive with those in other jurisdictions such as New York, Indiana and Arkansas. Breeders recognize this, too, and together we are taking action to make that […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves 2018 Dates Despite Dire Financial Concerns

On Tuesday the Illinois Racing Board approved a similar 2018 racing schedule to that of 2017, but shareholders were sure to make it known that the industry will face dire financial straits without some kind of legislative assistance. According to¬†, officials from Fairmount Park noted that they may have to cancel half-way through the 2018 […]

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