Racing Board lays out best-to-worse options

  • With the Illinois Racing Board unsettled over its funding, the start of the 2014 thoroughbred racing season remains uncertain. The IRB has laid out for possibilities as it awaits funding from the state legislature to be renewed.

    With the Illinois Racing Board unsettled over its funding, the start of the 2014 thoroughbred racing season remains uncertain. The IRB has laid out for possibilities as it awaits funding from the state legislature to be renewed. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Updated 9/24/2013 4:55 PM

Talk about hedging one's bets. That's exactly what the Illinois Racing Board did Tuesday when it issued four alternate schedules for the upcoming 2014 thoroughbred racing season, a season that could see the live racing schedule dramatically reduced.Dramatically as in just 15 live racing dates for Hawthorne Racecourse and only 49 for Arlington International Racecourse in 2014 as part of a worst-case scenario laid out by the board, one of four proposals it presented Tuesday.

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