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