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Arlington Racetrack 2019/2021   Horse Racing

Started 2/13/19 by Amy (1pony); 23993 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-16

Yes Arlington is in cook, but Balmoral is in Will county.

sandins

From: sandins

Oct-16

sorry,as I read your message wrong and don't even know about Balmoral!

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-16

Once upon a time Balmoral ran flat races, then switched over to harness. It closed and was sold to a horse show event company, which did run for 2 years before moving to a northern Illinois site. Barns have been completely redone and track could easily be installed again as they didn’t change much of it, so it could be used for that again. But, it is in Crete, Illinois and Will County, so not viable under law for Cook County.:(.   Only 15 min from my house….

sandins

From: sandins

Oct-16

WOW.........did research about it after you mentioned and saw about the new barns, etc..........what a waste,........so who is the current owner,as that seems to be a mystery?

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-16

I think it was sold to a group that wanted to return it to harness with casino. But, it seems some of those partners have had some questionable experiences in other endeavors, if you catch my drift. And because it has to be approved/checked with the government, it’s not been approved.

sandins

From: sandins

Oct-16

yes...racino and read about them with a questionable past 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Nov-18

Ha! Illinois trying to screw CDI on their gambling license for 2022- you go Illinois!!!

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/255034/cdis-illinois-otbs-and-adw-platform-under-fire

sandins

From: sandins

Nov-18

thanks for this.............YES...........you GO Illinois!! Why CDI thought this was safe, shows their complete arrogance, Unless they have a  rep on the board, hoping they're screwed!!

Hoping that the racing board are all Chicago Bears fans........that'll do it! As doubt that anyone wants the Bears in AH 

  • Edited November 18, 2021 9:19 pm  by  sandins
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Nov-19

I love this!! Stay strong Illinois 

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