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.


May 4th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

Today two co-sponsors were added to H.B. 335. With Senator Matt Murphy signing on, we now have bi-partisan support. Senator Steve Landek is also now a co-sponsor. Some good news for Fairmount horsemen is on the way.

A.D.W. Bill moves to Senate Executive Committee!!!

May 4th, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

Good News! As you know our A.D.W. bill passed with 81 votes recently and was sent to the senate. Today it was put into the Senate Executive Committee. We are well on the way to preserving one of our largest sources of purse income. I’ll keep the horsemen posted as we approach passage of H.B.335


April 22nd, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

UPDATE!!!! H.B. 335 the ADW bill passed out of the House today with an impressive 83 yes votes. The bill is now on it’s way to the Senate. This is a great day for Fairmount horsemen.


April 21st, 2016 | written by Lanny Brooks

H.B. 335 the ADW extension passed out of the House Executive Committee this morning. It now goes to the House floor for passage and then on to the Senate.