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Arlington Racetrack 2019   Horse Racing

Started 2/13/19 by Amy (1pony); 5804 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Feb-23

Selling Arlington, plan to move license elsewhere so workers can work- ha!- they don’t care about anyone !

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/churchill-downs-to-sell-arlington-park-pursue-relocation-of-racing-license/

cigarello

From: cigarello

Feb-23

 What a darn shame-- that is one race track I never got to, but I hear it is really beautiful

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Feb-24

The Illinois Horsemen have stated perfectly Churchill’s reason;

“The license is not Churchill's to move,” said Mike Campbell, ITHA president. “Moreover, the notion that a seasoned gaming operator would relocate a racing license away from a state of the art, modern racing facility near the heart of the Chicago metropolitan region to some yet-to-be-determined location is absurd. Churchill is just trying to obfuscate from the fact that it cares only about maximizing profit and will gladly sacrifice the spirit of Illinois law and the livelihood of working Illinoisans to serve its greed.”

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/itha-statement-illinois-horsemen-appalled-by-churchills-contempt-for-live-racing/

cigarello

From: cigarello

Feb-24

 Sounds about right- sadly

cigarello

From: cigarello

Feb-24

 Can anything be done to stop them?  It is my understanding that Arlington is absolutely beautiful: terrible thing to destroy it!!!

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Feb-24

I don’t know. The horsemen had buyers a year ago, but Churchill refused. I don’t think there is a law keeping them from selling to whom they want?:(. I don’t believe they can transfer the license to anywhere else, or any new facility. Illinois has specific tracks and where they can be (counties) . They would have to go through the state legislature, I believe.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Feb-24

Here are photos of Arlington

https://foursquare.com/arlington_park/photos

This article has videos at the end of the article, including Secretariat’s win there with TV coverage

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/246359/churchill-downs-inc-to-sell-arlington-international

  • Edited February 24, 2021 7:22 pm  by  gerchgo
Derby132

From: Derby132

Mar-11

That’s lousy.  I want Arlington to survive and I want the Arlington Million to go on.  I want to visit the track that immortalized John Henry.

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