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Arlington Racetrack 2019/2021   Horse Racing

Started 2/13/19 by Amy (1pony); 28539 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

7/31/20

It’s a shame they are associated with the historic Kentucky Derby!!!!!

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

8/1/20

I wouldn’t give them any dark day $, or give them dates for 2021 !

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/242627/cdi-requests-2021-dates-for-arlington

  • Edited August 1, 2020 10:20 am  by  gerchgo
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

2/23/21

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

2/23/21

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

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

2/24/21

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

2/24/21

 Sounds about right- sadly

cigarello

From: cigarello

2/24/21

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

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

2/24/21

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

2/24/21

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
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