Tuesday marks 90 years of horse racing at Fairmount Park. But still looming over the track is whether other forms of gaming will be allowed.
Wichita police say a woman was sexually assaulted, hit on the head, and set on fire Monday night in Fairmount Park.
Sponsor of legislation that could affect future of Fairmount Park in Collinsville says 2 factors are key.
St. Louis Rams COO Kevin Demoff joined Sports On a Sunday discussing Michael Sam being left off the 53 man roster, the lease situation and the season opener next weekend against Minnesota. Brian Zander, President of Fairmount Park joined Sports On a Sunday discussing the latest at the Illinois race track and what to expect for the remainder of the year. St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak joined Sports On a Sunday, discussing Justin Masterson’s struggles and Marco Gonzales’s first career win against the Cubs.
Illinois State Representative Bob Rita tells KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that Fairmount officials have told him their survival depends on getting slot machines.
Last week, the Illinois legislature ended its session without approving Fairmount’s plea to add slots.
The sponsor of a gaming bill that would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks says he won’t call it for a vote before Saturday’s end of session.
Several leaders are fighting to have the facility included in Illinois’ plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks.
Executive Director of the Illinois Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association Lanny Brooks says there are powerful forces in favor of not letting Fairmount have slot machines.
State Rep. Robert Rita couldn’t get officials with Fairmount Park or Casino Queen to sign on for expanded gambling in Illinois.