It’s time for the H.B.P.A. annual Christmas Dinner with Santa. Please come in and sign your kids up to receive a gift just for them. The dinner will be at 5 pm followed by Pictures with Santa and presents for all kids 12 and under. It will be located in the First Turn Cafe.
Visitation for Justin will be Friday December 6 between 4 and 8 pm at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville. The address is 501 West Main St. 62234
First of all we’ve had nothing but bad news to report lately. Unfortunately we now have more. Our very good friend Representative Jay Hoffman lost his Mother today. Jay said it was sad and unexpected. This along with Tammy, Katelynn, Lori, Bobby and Diana and Justin Cassity it has been a tough time for many families members and friends.
The details for Justin aren’t complete yet. I believe it will be at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville on Friday but we won’t know for sure until tomorrow. Again our sympathies to Justin’s family including his mother Diane Chadwick.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Justin. I had the opportunity to work with him when he was the E.D. of the I.T.H.A. Of course he was originally from downstate and spent all his life involved in racing. He once told me he would never forget that he came from State Park.
Our sympathies go to his dad Darrell, his brothers and of course his wife and son.
We will pass along arrangements as they become available.
Please make your donations to The Delong-Parker Memorial Fund and mail to 9301 Collinsville Rd. Collinsville Il. 62234
Here are the arrangements for Tammy Delong and Katelynn Fancher.
Tammy will be at Allan & Ciuferi in Collinsville. Visitation Sunday from 4 to 6, service to follow.
Katelyn will be at the Edgemont Bible Church on 159 in Fairview Heights. Visitation Friday from 4 until 8.
Donations may be made by contacting Regions Bank in Collinsville at 618-344-2000
The H.B.P.A. will be setting up a fund tomorrow to pay funeral expenses for three of our horsemen who died in the car crash Saturday night.
As of tomorrow you can send money to the Regions Bank in Collinsville. The H.B.P.A. will open the fund with a donation of $4500.00 We hope you will help with a donation to cover funeral expenses for Tammy Delong, as well as Bobby and Lori Parker. We also want to make sure that Tammy’s 10 year old twin girls have a good Christmas.
Starting tomorrow afternoon please call Regions Bank in Collinsville at 618-344-2000 and ask how to contribute to the Delong-Parker Memorial Fund. The address is 1 Eastport Plaza Dr. Collinsville Il. 62234
The H.B.P.A. Board of Directors offers its heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of the terrible car crash that took Bobby Joe Parker, Lori Parker, Tammy Delong, daughter Katelyn and Diana Wright.
ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
SUITE 7-701 JAMES R. THOMPSON CENTER 100 WEST RANDOLPH STREET CHICAGO, I L 60601 TEL: 312-814-2600 TDD: 312-814-5039 FAX: 312-814-5062 November 20, 2013
AGREEMENT REACHED WITH STAKEHOLDERS ON ADVANCE DEPOSIT WAGERING
CHICAGO, IL – - With advance deposit wagering (ADW) set to expire on January 31, 2014, Illinois racetracks, advance deposit wagering companies, and horsemen’s groups reached an agreement on November 19, 2013, regarding an extension of the advance deposit wagering law and funding the deficit of the Illinois Racing Board.
The following are terms of the agreement:
Three-year extension of ADW;
0.2% surcharge on all wagers (on-track, intertrack, OTB and ADW) to provide supplemental funding to the IRB;
0.5% optional surcharge on all wagers (on-track, intertrack, OTB and ADW) to be shared equally between horsemen’s purses and racetracks;
Two additional OTB licenses for each racetrack located in Cook County (Arlington Park, Hawthorne Race Course, and Maywood Park);
Elimination of the 500 foot restriction for registered voters on the placement of OTB’s;
$100,000 funding of Quarter Horse purses; and
Financial accounting by the ADW companies (excluding Twin Spires) to the horsemen’s groups.
The agreement will be presented to the Illinois General Assembly for their consideration. If passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Quinn, the full racing schedule (schedule one), approved by the IRB on September 24, 2013, will be implemented.
After several months-weeks- and finally hours the industry has agreed on an extension of Advance Deposit Wagering. The plan is for a three year renewal of the A.D.W. law. We hope to pass the bill in the upcoming special session which will be held on December 3rd and 4th. This means that option 1 of the dates given by the I.R.B. will be in effect starting in 2014. For Fairmount Park the dates will be April 29 through September 20. Purses will be the same as last year including the field size bonus.