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« on: November 29, 2011, 05:59:03 PM »

Unfortunately, it appears the special session in Springfield will end with no outcome to a gaming bill.  No vote was taken Tuesday on the new gaming bill (primarily because several key Reps. weren't in attendance).

It's anybody's guess where this leaves us.  Please remember that in addition to the entire racing industry (harness horsemen, t-bred horsemen, and all racetrack owners) the city of Chicago and five other Illinois cities desperately want a gaming bill to pass.  In addition, Illinois is flat broke and has a very high unemployment rate.  Somehow and in someway a bill to placate all of these participants and fix these issues will become law.

Remember, when it comes to Illinois politics, sometimes things happen when they're least expected.

We will keep working and keep updating this site regularly.

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 06:14:37 PM »

we have the best politicians money can buy....they will make sure that their interest will be met before they take up a vote


they will all get their raises and their pensions wont be touched
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 06:31:31 PM »

THE DREAM IS OVER......EVERY ONE WAS ON THE BS FROM THE BEGINNING......... RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP THE DREAM IS OVER
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 06:51:46 PM »

Unfortuately slots are a band aid solution for racing because eventually the slot operators will state that the cost of racing is to high to justify the number of race days being run and it will  get eroded til there is next to nothing and all these tracks just end up as slot parlours.  The Ontario example is perfect great canadian gaming which operates flamboro and georgian has been trying to reduce racedates by 40 % and while the ORC has not let them yet it is bound to happen outside of weg and the quarter horse track in oshawa all other tracks applied to have racedates cut by anywhere from 10-30 %. Although it was good here for 10 years the industry problems are now showing up here as welll horse racing must be able to stand on its own feet without slot money.  Good luck to you Chicago folks
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 08:13:24 PM »

thanks to  DAVE,. like you say, something will happen at some point.  we,you must stay at it so we get our fair share.  dont rule out chicago trying to go it alone !!  youve done all that you could !!  dont trust lang !! sneaky sneaky
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 08:50:14 PM »

here is a idea


how about getting rid of the lobbyist we currently have a maybe spend that money with somebody that can get something done?
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 08:56:06 PM »

pay me to go down there.. im sure id get something done... id use the money for my bond... wouldnt leave out of there with out the signature lol id like to thank the IHHA for their attempt to get "things done" in springfield. shit happens win some lose some .. live to fight another day!
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 09:00:06 PM »

Maybe Rahm should get rid of his lobbyists and Duchossois his lobbyists and the Johnston's theirs.  Better yet, why don't you send your resume to the IHHA for consideration?
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 09:06:59 PM »

Does the veto session continue tomorrow?
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 09:24:43 PM »

brenda , tony, dave are all  we need !!    big waste,me -n -dave dont agree on this .     dude
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 09:48:40 PM »

Maybe Rahm should get rid of his lobbyists and Duchossois his lobbyists and the Johnston's theirs.  Better yet, why don't you send your resume to the IHHA for consideration?


here is a better idea...why dont you go *** yourself


the ihha has been spending hundeds of thousands of dollars a year on lobbyist and they have not gotten the job done....they may be nice guys and talk a good game but there is no results


ps.  go *** yourself
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 10:11:59 PM »


here is a better idea...why dont you go *** yourself


the ihha has been spending hundeds of thousands of dollars a year on lobbyist and they have not gotten the job done....they may be nice guys and talk a good game but there is no results


ps.  go *** yourself
If your so damn smart go down to Springfield yourself and try and get something done! You can go on this board and criticize everyone involved but what have you done? I guess your thread to contact Quinn didn't work either, so I will blame YOU! He Heard you were a horseman and said I can't support this bill because this goof is for it!
Now cuss me out Mr honestnothing!

PS Who is going to be the Bad driver of the week this week because you SUCK as a Gambler!
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 10:15:44 PM »

Weren't the purse just increased 50%?  I suppose the harness gods just came down off of Mt. Olympus and just mandated that purse hike.  Or was that a legislated effort achieved by racing lobbyists?
Please, Honest Horseman, change your screen name and start with a clean slate.  Your mystifying lack of comprehension in regards to legislative efforts is pathetic.
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011, 11:03:18 PM »

you are out of the game so go away....so like i said earlier go *** yourself


You sucked as a trainer


ps. go *** yourself again


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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 11:04:09 PM »

Weren't the purse just increased 50%?  I suppose the harness gods just came down off of Mt. Olympus and just mandated that purse hike.  Or was that a legislated effort achieved by racing lobbyists?
Please, Honest Horseman, change your screen name and start with a clean slate.  Your mystifying lack of comprehension in regards to legislative efforts is pathetic.


since you are using big words you must be right


go *** yourself
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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 11:10:52 PM »

Good comeback(s).  Just about proves your case.   I give.      bang head bang head bang head
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2011, 01:55:22 AM »

Kelly don't bother with this idiot, this is the same guy who claimed he was getting ripped off by his trainer for working on sunday!!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2011, 04:55:24 AM »

Weren't the purse just increased 50%?  I suppose the harness gods just came down off of Mt. Olympus and just mandated that purse hike.  Or was that a legislated effort achieved by racing lobbyists?
Please, Honest Horseman, change your screen name and start with a clean slate.  Your mystifying lack of comprehension in regards to legislative efforts is pathetic.

Wonder what certain people influenced all the Senators (52 at that time) to vote for the passing of HB 1918 and it passed both the House and Senate then became law.
$60-70,000 SIGNED contract + room and board and travel expenses covered and I'll personally pass a bill down there and convince ds Guv,

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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2011, 05:05:45 AM »

Illinois is the second worst run state , only behind California
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2011, 07:20:59 AM »

FROM LAST YEAR WHEN THEY HAD THE VOTES AND NEVER CALLED THE BILL TO THIS YEAR WITH ALL THE SMOKE AND MIRRORS....LANG AND OTHERS SEEM NOT TO BE ON THE SQUARE,,,,,,,,I BELIEVE THEY WERE GONNA TRY TO  CONVINCE US FOR THE CHICAGO CASINO ONLY NO SLOTS AT TRACKS...... WHEN THAT DID NOT HAPPEN ALL  THE .... WOULDA ..SHOULDA ..AND MAYBE'S CAME OUT....... DAVE I BELIEVE U TRIED ,, I BUST A LITTLE BUT U KNOW I GOT 2..........WE WERE LIED TO IN THE BEGINNING AND ARE GETTING LIED TO ALL THE WAY TO THE END............APPRENTICE,,,,, ITS OVER FOR THE SLOTS IN IILINIOS
 RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP RIP
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2011, 07:49:51 AM »

Kelly don't bother with this idiot, this is the same guy who claimed he was getting ripped off by his trainer for working on sunday!!!!!

Get it right. Trainers charge you for Sunday and don't do anything.  


You can Go *** yourself too
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2011, 09:27:23 AM »

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Get it right. Trainers charge you for Sunday and don't do anything.  


You can Go *** yourself too

[/url]So does the tooth fairy or the Easter Bunny feed, water, clean stalls on Sunday?
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2011, 12:09:25 PM »

The tooth fairy does a much better job on stalls than the Easter Bunny, at least for us. The tooth fairy also is good at washing blankets, coolers, leg wraps and towels.  Pretty good at rolling the leg wraps, too.

The Easter Bunny, though, is more meticulous about washing water buckets, feeding, putting a horse on water, packing feet and rubbing and wrapping legs on the day a horse doesn't jog.
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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2011, 01:34:11 PM »

How much are the lobbyist paid? Does the money come from the purses? How much money does the IHHA take from the purses of each program? Are our lobbyist in the group that makes things happen in Springfield or are they in the group that simply report what happened?
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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2011, 02:04:15 PM »

Get it right. Trainers charge you for Sunday and don't do anything.  


You can Go *** yourself too


wow ...you tell a lot of people to go f------ themselfs..
not very friendly..
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