No Arlington race dates may jeopardize TwinSpires in Illinois

Churchill Downs Inc.'s decision to not apply for Arlington Park race dates for 2022 could jeopardize the future of its Twin Spires advance deposit wagering platform Illinois. Arlington Park’s organizational license, which allows TwinSpires to operate in Illinois, ends Dec. 31. According to the Illinois Racing Board, CDI would need a deal with another organizational licensee to keep the platform running.

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Arlington Park bidder 'disappointed' that no race dates sought

One of the bidders in the Arlington Park property’s impending sale, Roy Arnold of the Endeavor Hotel Group, expressed frustration at a recent decision by Churchill Downs Inc. to not apply for 2022 racing dates. The move by CDI means that live racing is unlikely to occur next year at the historic track in the suburbs of Chicago.

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Arlington Park doesn't apply for 2022 race dates

Arlington Park and its corporate owner Churchill Downs Inc. did not apply for 2022 live horse-racing dates by a Friday state deadline, dashing distant hopes of owners, trainers and fans that the iconic racetrack might return for a last lap.

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Former Illinois Governor Sounds Off On Intended Sale Of Arlington Park

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, a horse owner-breeder and racing enthusiast, has called on current Gov. J.B. Pritzker to use his influence to stop Arlington Park in Arlington Heights from being sold for development by its owner, the publicly traded Churchill Downs Inc.

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Churchill Downs commits to horse racing in Illinois -- but not at Arlington

Now that Arlington International Racecourse is officially for sale, the owners of Churchill Downs Inc. on Thursday reiterated their desire to relocate Arlington's horse racing operations elsewhere in Illinois, despite questions over the process to do so.

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ITHA Statement: Illinois Horsemen 'Appalled By Churchill's Contempt For Live Racing'

Illinois thoroughbred owners and trainers appreciate the opportunity to race this year at Arlington Park, a world-class track, but are disappointed that Churchill Downs will renege on its longstanding promise to preserve and grow jobs in Illinois racing while also serving the best interests of Illinois taxpayers.

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Churchill Downs Announces It Will Sell Arlington Park

Churchill Downs announced Tuesday that it has launched a process to sell Arlington Park, which sits on 326 acres of real estate 30 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.

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$12.2m in recapture fees to Illinois tracks

The Illinois Racing Board unanimously certified the dispersal of $12.2 million in recapture fees to the state's three horse racing tracks on Thursday ahead of the 2021 harness racing season.

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