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Fairmount Park avoids reduction of 52-day season
Monday, January 25, 2010 at 8:57:55 PM
Though Fairmount Park Racetrack has been around for 86 years, until today they were scheduled to race just three days this season. But as of Monday they're back to a full 52-day horserace schedule. And southern Illinois legislators are upset about their treatment by the Illinois Racing Board.
The legislators believe there is some confusion among racing board members about who has authority over whom. State senators and representatives were part of a news conference at Fairmount on Monday.
"I just have a message here to the racing board. The racing board is constituted by law to fairly regulate an industry. It is not constituted to put a part of that industry out of business," said State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton).
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