Chicago Barn to Wire BRIS
Home | News | Bloggers | Forums | Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Contact Us | Search


August 30, 2014, 07:39:15 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you don't remember your password, email me.

New  registration procedures -- Some ISPs have been bouncing the verification emails.  Please email me to be activated or if you have any problems.  Click Contact Us above.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: IHHA update  (Read 2687 times)
jrstark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6100



« on: November 13, 2012, 04:02:28 PM »

A Message from Dave McCaffrey-IHHA President

I'm often asked about the condition of our purse account and how long our impact fee money will last, so I thought I'd write a note explaining exactly where we are and where we're heading. Like so many other things in horse racing, there's good news and bad news. First, the good news: when the 3% money was finally released into our purse account in August of 2011 the IHHA along with Maywood and Balmoral made the conscientious decision to raise purses to a level where we would be able to sustain those purses until approximately the end of 2013. Lots of time and energy went into figuring how much the purses could be raised while having the money last about 30 months. As we conclude 2012, I'm happy to report that those projections are still on target. There are some minor variables but in general unless something extraordinary happens our purses will stay at their current level through the end of next year.

Now, the bad news: You may have heard politicians talking about America approaching a fiscal cliff, well, if there is no positive legislation passed soon, Illinois harness racing will be headed for the fiscal Grand Canyon! By the end of 2013, all of our 3% money will have been spent. Combine that fact with what has happened this year in regards to the unprecedentedly huge increases in grain, hay and bedding and harness racing in 2014 will be in a very perilous position. Massive purse cuts or massive racing date reductions would have to be implemented.

Because of those facts, the importance of the upcoming legislative veto session (November 27, 2012 until January 9, 2013) cannot be overstated. The IHHA is working very hard with the Illinois Thoroughbred Associations, Governor Quinn's Office and the legislature to enact industry saving legislation. Please keep checking the IHHA website (www.HarnessIllinois.com) for updates as the next couple months unfold.

I realize the long term future of harness racing (in Illinois and everywhere) is very blurry. However, I choose to be grateful that at least we have a clear view of how things will be for the next 13 months. Even though it's a relatively short amount of time, some businesses would kill to have at least that amount of clarity. Speaking of being grateful, let's try to remember that we're all blessed to be involved with the great game of harness racing. Here's hoping that all of you and your families have a great Thanksgiving!

http://www.harnessillinois.com/
Report to moderator   Logged
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 05:05:28 PM »

EVERYTHING STATED ON THIS LETTER HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR 2 YRS NOW.
..SEEMS TO ME THIS A SPIN JOB


AGAIN,,,,WE HAVE TO STOP WISHING AND DREAMIN,,,FOR BIGGER PURSES TO HAPPEN...


EITHER WE ELECT ,,,OFFICIALS, WHO CAN GET THINGS DONE,,,OR STOP BTCHIN ABOUT PURSE STRUCTURES,,,,,,

DAVE,,,NOTHIN PERSONAL,,BUT YOU  KNEW THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN 2 YRS AGO,,

AND NOW
AGAIN  YOU WANT DA CALLS,,DA LETTERS...THE PLEADING AND THE BEGGING,,,,TO THE GOVERNOR,,ILL ASSEMBLY...AND THE LIKE........SORRY NO CAN DO,,


ILLINIOS,,RACNG HAS TO FIX ITSELF INTERNALLY BEFORE YOU CAN GET SLOTS,,,



FACE THE FACTS DAVE,,,,SLOTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE 2 YRS AGO,,,,


EVERY YR,,SOME OLD BS,,,,,,,EVERY TIME ASSMBLY MEETS,,SAME OLD CRAP,,



DA GOVERNOR,,,MIKE MADIGAN,,,AND THE REST OF ILL CONGRESS,,,KNOWS WHATS GOING

ON IN ILL,,RACING,,,,,,,



SLOTS WILL NEVER COME,,TILL DA INTERNAL VEMON IS DISGARDED,,,,,,


LOOK IN DA MIRROR ,,,DAVE ASK YOURSELF WHAT HAVE YOU CLEANED UP IN ILLINIOS RACIN


THAT MERITS ,,THE GOVERNOR TO GIVE YOU SLOTS ,,,,?HuhHuh??









SORRY ,,CHARLIE...


Report to moderator   Logged
ThePaceMaker
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1261




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 05:13:06 PM »

For a man with a tenuous hold on the English you find a way to make incredibly cohesive argument, well done sir
Report to moderator   Logged
fuzzypants
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9411




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 05:19:33 PM »

Very nice job A prenz.

Welcome to California!
Report to moderator   Logged

" when I get got , I get my Glock"
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 05:20:39 PM »

NOT AS SILLY AS PEOPLE THINK I AM,,


JUST PLAYING 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME
Report to moderator   Logged
fuzzypants
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9411




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 05:27:33 PM »

NOT AS SILLY AS PEOPLE THINK I AM,,


JUST PLAYING 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME
U and I no that so do the want to be u posters!
They don't understand responsibility !
Report to moderator   Logged

" when I get got , I get my Glock"
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 05:36:11 PM »

DA GOVERNOR CANT DECIDE IF HE SHOULD TAKE A BATH,,,,





ITS NOT UP TO HIM
Report to moderator   Logged
fuzzypants
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9411




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 05:41:45 PM »

DA GOVERNOR CANT DECIDE IF HE SHOULD TAKE A BATH,,,,





ITS NOT UP TO HIM
Thank god !
But u can't get most horsemen to agree on jack chit!
God I hope for the sake of racing with all breeds they do something!
Report to moderator   Logged

" when I get got , I get my Glock"
Illinois sucks
Guest

« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 09:04:52 PM »

Luc if slots were coming they would have been here 10 years ago.  With that said 35 lame ducks going into fall session in two weeks and the rump session in January.  The Senate next year will have 40-19 Democratic split the highest in Illinois history and will be able to override anything the Gov veto's .  The house will have a 71-47  Democratic super-majority.  Everyone likes a longshot well Illinois racing has always been a longshot with slots.  Time to collect on this big payoff.
Report to moderator   Logged
kellytuc
The one, the only, and the former - Kellytuc!
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1809




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 09:31:03 PM »

It seems to me like it was an informational message.   Not all are as informed as you Luc.  Good to know you won't do your part if called upon.  Why should we put ANY faith in your thoughts?  I thought you weren't posting for 30 days?  Keep defending Duke and John and Doc and Pete Procopi. 
 screwy screwy screwy screwy 
I have to think that most people on this site believe the polar opposite of the things you write. 

Thanks for the update Dave!  Keep trying, no one can ever accuse you of pinning your ears and giving up.   Unlike LUC!   bang head bang head

Report to moderator   Logged
GRANDPA
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 281




Ignore
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 09:52:32 PM »

Hey Luke! I would love to know who you think could have done a better job of uniting the horseman of Illinois? I don't think it's Dave's job to clean up anything. That is what the racing board is for not the IHHA. Do you really believe that the gov is concerned with racing integrity. All he cares about is supporting the last vestige of financial backing he has in this state. The casino owners. Those who fattened his coffers when nobody will give him a dime. He backs video poker. Who runs the video poker machines in Illinois? The "hoodlums" as he calls us. Anyone who has been in this business in Illinois the last 20 years thanks God every day for Dave and the whole crew at the IHHA. I'd love for you to name someone who could have put the harness and t-bred guys in the same room, let alone the same bed. Wake up! In the case of the horseman of Illinois it has been no good deed goes unpunished. Put Madigan on your side and you are in. Period. The democrats have been telling us they are on our side for 2 years. WELL. Time to overide the veto or shut up. I wish Dave worked for my company. Whether you believe it or not it's the calls and letters and and the face to face connections that got us a long shot chance in the first place. What did you do? Probably sat around and *** and moaned about what wasn't getting done and never picked up the phone once. It's easy to say i told you so but i'll tell you what, we won't sit around and gloat if it does get done. We will be proud of what got done and move on. That's what doers do.
Report to moderator   Logged
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 10:06:58 PM »

Dave has nothin for last two years,,,


Nothin,,,,,,nothin,,


EVERY YR SAME PROMISE EVERY YR SAME OUT COME WAIT TILL NEXT SESSION


MAYBE IT'S TIME DAVE IS REPLACED,,,


IN MY OPINION,,HE HAS DONE ,,ZERO ,,ZILCH,,NADA,,,,,,





WEAKEST BUNCH,,,OF REPRESENTIVES HORSEMEN HAVE EVRY HAD,,



WHATS GONNA HAPPENED AFTER THIS SESSION,,,




I KNOW,,,

HERE IS YOUR ANSWER ,,FROM,,


DAVE,,,,GOOD JOB FLOKS WE ALMOST HAD IT,,

BUT NEXT SESSION WE WILL GET DA VOTES,,,



AND SO ON,,AND SO ON,,AND SO,,,,ON,



SAME OLD BS,,,,EVERY YR,,



Report to moderator   Logged
MR.DALRAE
Guest

« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2012, 10:14:35 PM »

WELL SAID
Report to moderator   Logged
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2012, 10:17:10 PM »

WHEN YOU CRY WOLF EVRY YR AND DA WOLF NEVER SHOWS  UP


PEOPLE START THINKING THERE WAS NEVER A WOLF,,,,,IN DA FIRST PLACE





IN MY OPINION,,,,THE SHEEP WERE ALWAYS SAFE,,,,,


THE WOLF WAS NEVER COMIN,,,,,,,
Report to moderator   Logged
GRANDPA
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 281




Ignore
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2012, 10:17:32 PM »

You my man don't know what the hell you are talking about. You don't know the days of training and keeping up with his own life Dave has given up for us. What did you do have him in the last race of a pick 4 and run second? Did you put your name in to run for the board? I didn't see it on the ballot. To busy dissin to give up your precious time on-line and serve? We probably couldn't afford your expertise. Your knowledge of the business of racing and people skills would have been useless. A few laughs perhaps but thats about it. Thanks for your support . Keep it coming. People like you bring out the best in people like us. You ignite the fires in all of us. YOU are our inspiration.
Report to moderator   Logged
GRANDPA
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 281




Ignore
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2012, 10:20:44 PM »

You,sheep, there is a certain symmetry there.
Report to moderator   Logged
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 10:21:23 PM »


THE PROOF IS IN DA PUDDING


WHAT HAVE BEEN THE OUTCOMES,,,LAST TWO YRS OF SESSIONS,,


TRUTH HURTS ,,I KNOW,,

WHAT IT IS,,IS WHAT IT IS,,,




THE WOLF AIN'T COMIN,,,,CUS THE SLOTS AIN'T COMIN


WAKE UP,,
Report to moderator   Logged
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 10:24:43 PM »

Go ahead grandpa,,

WORK YOU ASSE OFF ,,

SEE U IN SPRINGTIME,,,

LET ME KNOW THE EXCUSE THIS GO AROUND,,AT DA SESSION

AGAIN,,CLEAN YOUR OWN HOUSE AND DA SLOTS WILL COME


DONT AND YOU WON'T,,



SO IT WAS WRITTEN SO IT SHALL BE DONE


RAMSES,,BOOK OF EXODUS
Report to moderator   Logged
MR.DALRAE
Guest

« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2012, 10:26:31 PM »

ILL. HASNT SHOWN THEY DESERVE SLOTS
Report to moderator   Logged
GRANDPA
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 281




Ignore
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2012, 10:27:36 PM »

Thanks for your support. Question! How big a stake do YOU bring to the table. Disgruntled bettor maybe?
Report to moderator   Logged
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2012, 10:30:23 PM »

Own6 rite now

And have owned,,ABOUT 19 LAST 3yrs,,,,want there names

Lot were ILL BRED,,,

I lost A TON OF CASH,,
Report to moderator   Logged
kellytuc
The one, the only, and the former - Kellytuc!
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1809




Ignore
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2012, 10:31:50 PM »

Im thinking that Kim Rinker, Nelson Willis, your own trainer Roger Welch, Marcus Miller, Tony Somone, and Bernie Paul don't agree Wirh your assesment.  I'm so sick of you C
coming on here and just saying stupid things that I'll put up $1,000 to have a debate between Lucpark and Dave McCaffrey.  Lets figure it out, put it on line and if the vote comes back that Luc beats Dave, the money can go to his charity.  If the vote comes back that Dave wins, the money goes to his charity.  
Let's solve this.    By the way, why didn't you run in the last election Luc?    My God are you messed up.   doh
Report to moderator   Logged
MR.DALRAE
Guest

« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 10:34:23 PM »

WHY DONT YOU BUY SOME REAL HORSES,,,,ILL BRED INDY BRED,,,,,THEY CANT MAKE IT OUT EAST
Report to moderator   Logged
APPRENTICE
Guest

« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 10:35:32 PM »

ITS MY OPINION


I CAN HAVE ONE RITE??



Or should I just follow like the rest of u guys,,

AGIAN IN MY OPINION,,A BETTER JOB COULD HAVE BEEN DONE

AND I HAVE NOTHIN AGINST DAVE,,,I KNIW DAVE,,AND TALK TO HIM,



ITS JUST MY OPINION
Report to moderator   Logged
beautyistruth
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 444




Ignore
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2012, 10:36:43 PM »


    This is the greatest post that Lucpark has ever made now if the rest of you dingbats would listen you would elect someone who gets things done not excuse after excuse. Do you really think they read your letters begging for slots? doh laughing guy laughing guy laughing guy bang head head shake head shake head shake head shake
Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.093 seconds with 17 queries.

Home
Upcoming events
Arlington Million
Horse slaughter in IL
Racing TV schedule
News Updates
Legislation

Galloping Out

Previous stories

Arlington
Balmoral
Hawthorne
Maywood
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Blood-Horse
Daily Racing Form
Thoroughbred Times
Harness Link
Illinois Racing Board

 

2014

Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2013

Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2012

Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

More ebay items

 

Home | News Updates | Bloggers | Forums | Search
Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Advertising | Contact Us

Copyright © 2000-2014 Chicago Barn to Wire. All rights reserved.
Privacy policy