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Author Topic: Where did DI get the $20,000,000 to buy the NJC note ?  (Read 5163 times)
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« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2006, 09:10:26 PM »

Terry,

I don't even want to consider that scenario..it would be AWFUL for Illinoians. I try to be more optimistic and look at the overall picture of what the state needs to have a successful thoroughbred industry. Remember it's not just about races. If there were NO Illinois restricted races in the state - there would not be 1/2 the horses that they have now.
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« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2006, 12:03:54 AM »

It is interesting to say that he would want to do away with all the Ill. races since 98% of his horses are all Illinois bred. I do not think he wanted to get rid of ALL the Ill restricted races, I think he wanted to reduce the number he was forced to run per day. What he wanted to do as I recall, was to have it more like KY. where the Illinois Bred horses ran for higher purses in open company like they do now with the Illinois bonus money. But the races would be written with the higher money going to Illinois bred's. One big problem with that right now is that the Dept. of Ag doesn't have the money to pay that much bonus money out,(in fact over the past few years there had been talk at Ag to drop the funding for the bonus money or at least reduce it, thankfully that has not happened).

DD's thinking was that this would encourage Illinois owners to breed to better horses and attract better sires to the state. Agree or not, it wasn't a plan to take over Illinois racing although if not explained correctly I can understand why people would think it was a big power play. At that time purses were not as much of an issue as they are now since slots were not around as much and we were still getting some good horses here to run. Personally most of my horses are Illinois bred and I, like Beau, go to some very nice studs, I would not worry so much if I were running for more money in open races. I think there needs to be something done here to get more mares into this state and then better sires as well. Look at the list of the top 10 sires in Illinois.....its sad, half of them are dead. The sire awards did nothing to improve things either. Over all the Illinois program is a pretty good one, but I think it needs to be looked at again and updated. Things stink in Maryland right now and some of those studs would not look too bad standing in Illinois
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« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2006, 10:15:20 AM »

Maryland? You're a Frank fink.
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« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2006, 11:59:28 PM »

LOL hardly, I just thinking of horses that would be reasonable to stand here and maybe available, you not going to get anything that any good from FL, PA or NY, so that kind of leaves MD
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