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Update On Video Gaming Bill In Illinois

Sponsor of legislation that could affect future of Fairmount Park in Collinsville says 2 factors are key.

10/12/2014

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Sports On a Sunday: Kevin Demoff, Brian Zander, John Mozeliak, Dan McLaughlin

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.

08/31/2014

Mudied jockeys return to the finish line after opening the 2011 season with a 5 furlong race at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois on March 15, 2011. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Future for Fairmount Park, Slot Machines Unsure

Illinois State Representative Bob Rita tells KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that Fairmount officials have told him their survival depends on getting slot machines.

06/03/2014

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fairmount’s Future In Doubt

Last week, the Illinois legislature ended its session without approving Fairmount’s plea to add slots.

06/02/2014

Mudied jockeys return to the finish line after opening the 2011 season with a 5 furlong race at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois on March 15, 2011. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Ill. Gambling Expansion Bill on Hold Until Fall

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.

05/30/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Fight Continues for Slot Machines at Fairmount Park

Several leaders are fighting to have the facility included in Illinois’ plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks.

05/19/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Fairmount Park Officials Push Slot Machine Legislation

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.

04/23/2014

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Illinois Lawmaker Holds Forum on Expanding Gambling

State Rep. Robert Rita couldn’t get officials with Fairmount Park or Casino Queen to sign on for expanded gambling in Illinois.

01/29/2014

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Horse Euthanized, 2 Jockeys Hurt After Collision

Fairmount Park spokesman Jon Sloane says the accident happened Tuesday as the six horses turned in to the final stretch of the race at the track near Collinsville, east of St. Louis.

08/28/2013

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Racing Board Investigating 70-Year-Old Jockey’s Win At Fairmount Park

Did his fellow competitors conspire to let a 70-year-old jockey win a horse race last week at Fairmount Park?

07/29/2013

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