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?
The Rams like their picks from the 2013 NFL Draft, the Blues are looking forward to starting the playoffs here in St. Louis and the Cardinals look to stay on top of the NL Central.
Tom Ackerman, filling for Ron Jacober, actually has him as a guest along with Derrick Goold, Bobby Pace, Dan Reardon, John Mozeliak & Frank Viverito.
The Masters begins this week, NASCAR is on it’s smallest track, the Cardinals are ready to leave Jupiter, and Ron Jacober has the perfect hookie excuse for this Tuesday.
State lawmakers want to add slot machines to race tracks, including Fairmount in Collinsville. The governor has opposed that idea and claims the public is on his side.
State Rep. Michael Zalewski says his understanding is that a gambling package that includes slot machines at race tracks will be called in the Senate for a vote.