May 18th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
Don’t forget the second annual Fairmount Horse Racing For The Cure is Saturday June 8th. THINK PINK!!!
Ballots have been mailed for the 2013 election for H.B.P.A. President and Board of Directors. If you are eligible to vote and haven’t received your ballot, please call the office at 618-345-7724 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Ballots will be counted on June 16.
May 9th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
Be sure to watch Channel 5 KSDK this Sunday Night at 10pm. Katie Felts is doing a feature on our Horses at Vandalia Correctional Facility Program. Wait til you see how good the horses look and what the inmates have to say. Don’t Miss It!!!
May 1st, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
First of all after four years of hard work by a lot of people the Fairmount Second Chance Ranch at Vandalia Correctional Facility is reality. We delivered the first six horses on Monday. The response from the inmates and the staff was overwhelming. The horse loved being turned out in the pasture of lush green grass. We will now continue to install more fence and continue to give our Fairmount horse the home after racing they deserve.
Then today we passed the major slots bill out of committee and then on the Senate floor. The bill now goes to the House and upon passage to the Governor. All in all it’s been a good week for our horsemen. I’ll keep everyone informed each step of the way.
April 29th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
So sorry to report that long time Fairmount employee and friend to many, Pete Perucca passed away today. We will pass along arrangements as soon as they are available.
April 27th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
If you are a candidate for the board, your affidavit and bio must reach the office by this coming Thursday May 2 in order for your name to be on the ballot.
April 24th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
The Illinois H.B.P.A. would like to congratulate our Chicago friends for reaching an agreement late last night. The contract is for two years.
April 12th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
March 29th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
There will be a general meeting to nominate candidates for President and Board of Directors for the H.B.P.A. It will be Wednesday April 17 in the Black Stallion Room at 6 pm.
March 25th, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
Due to the 14″ of snow it will not be possible to have a safe surface to race on for Tuesday the 26th. Crews are working non stop to try and get the track ready and clear all areas for our patrons. The track will also be closed for simulcasting on Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday. We will keep you informed as to the status of Friday night racing. We do expect to be racing.
March 21st, 2013 | written by Lanny Brooks
Excited to announce that starting Tuesday March 26 Fairmount entries and past performances will once again appear in the Daily Racing Form. The deal was completed within the last hour just in time for opening day.