Keyword: William Berry

  • New Leadership Coming for Illinois Board

    Newly inaugurated Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is shaking up the Illinois Racing Board, ousting chairman William Berry and appointing three new members -- one perhaps only for transition purposes.

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    Court Decision Threatens Illinois Racing

    The Illinois Racing Board is scrambling to cope with a huge civil judgment against the state's harness tracks that probably will push them into bankruptcy and threatens to impact Thoroughbred operations.

  • Laino Retiring From Illinois Racing Board

    Marc Laino announced Nov. 14 he is retiring as executive director of the Illinois Racing Board, effective at the end of the year. He has worked at the IRB for 28 years and served in his current post for 12 years.

  • IL Racing Threatened by Legislative Stalling

    Illinois racing dates may be vacated and laboratory operations curtailed if the state legislature does not quickly reauthorize advance deposit wagering, Illinois Racing Board officials said April 30.

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    Illinois Derby Purse Increased to $750,000

    The Illinois Racing Board Jan. 29 approved an increase in the purse for this year's Illinois Derby (gr. III) at Hawthorne Race Course and a renewal of the $400,000 American St. Leger started last year at Arlington.

  • ADW Illegal in Illinois Effective Jan. 1

    Advance-deposit wagering will be illegal in Illinois effective Jan. 1, 2013, because the General Assembly has failed to renew enabling legislation, the Illinois Racing Board ruled Dec. 18.

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    Hawthorne Approved to Drop Seven Racing Days

    The Illinois Racing Board Nov. 27 approved Hawthorne Race Course's request to drop seven Wednesday cards because of the effects of an outbreak of neurological equine herpes on the backstretch.

  • Illinois Board OKs Hotly Contested '13 Dates

    A below-strength Illinois Racing Board, after a grueling day of testimony and deliberation, required two voice votes Sept. 25 to approve a hotly contested schedule for 2013 live racing.