June 11th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

Here are the results of the H.B.P.A. election which was held on Saturday June 11, 2016


Eddie Essenpreis

Owner/Directors                               Trainer/Directors

Bret Rosendohl                                       John Cox

Tom Basler                                               Jim Watkins

John Rednour                                          Charlie Mullins

Dan Ohallaron                                         Don Bentler

Dixie Harr                                                 Frank Randazzo


I.R.B. Medication Notice

June 11th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks


June 6th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

Just a reminder that ballots to elect an H.B.P.A. President and board of directors are due in FOUR days. The ballots will be counted on Saturday at 1 pm. They should be mailed no later than this coming Wednesday to be safe.


June 3rd, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

The ballots for H.B.P.A. President and Board of Directors will be counted next Saturday the 11th. If you haven’t sent yours in, please do so now.

H.B. 940 Passes both Chambers

May 31st, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

H.B. 940 which authorizes two more O.T. B.’s to Fairmount’s current allotment of seven, passed both Houses this afternoon. This opens an avenue for more purse money in the future. This makes it vitally important for us to continue to work toward passage of additional forms of gaming. As important as the passing of A.D.W. was, it will take a major gaming bill to truly allow us to turn the corner and level the playing field with our surrounding racing jurisdictions. With Springfield failing once again to pass a budget, it gives us a chance to lobby for a gaming bill all through the rest of this year. I will continue to give legislative updates as we go along.

H.B.P.A. Golf Tournament

May 28th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

The annual H.B.P.A. golf tournament will be Thursday June 16 at Arlington. 10 o’clock shotgun start. $25 per man $5 skins. Includes riding cart and dinner with cash prizes. Sign up in the HBPA office or call 618-345-7724.

A.D.W. Passes……Goes To Governor

May 26th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

Congratulations to all Fairmount horsemen. Passing A.D.W. was a must for racing at Fairmount to continue. This will play a big part in our immediate future. Other ideas are on the table as well and I will keep you updated as to their progress.

Hoffman Night A Big Success!!!

May 23rd, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks


Our annual night at the races with Representative Jay Hoffman was held Saturday night and some 130 people made it a smashing success. We’ve held this event for the last 11 0r 12 years in an effort to thank Jay for getting legislation passed to help the horsemen at Fairmount. This year of course he sponsored and passed H.B. 335 which extends the A.D.W. law until December 31, 2018.

Senate Committee Passes A.D.W. Bill

May 11th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

Good news from Springfield! The Senate Executive Committee just passed H.B. 335. It will now go to the Senate floor. The bill extends the A.D.W. law until December 31, 2018 which is very good news for Fairmount horsemen.


May 5th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

H.B. 335 has been scheduled for a hearing in Senate Executive Committee next Wednesday the 11th, I will be there lobbying for its passage.