Lanny Brooks

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    April 27, 2010

    And They're Off! Live Racing at Fairmount Park Starts Today

    Image viaLocal gamblers will get to see this 52 days this year at Fairmount Park.​After winter filled with labor disputes and political wrangling nearly left the track with just three days of live racing in 2010, Fairmount Park kicks off the first of 52 days of thoroughbred action this afternoon w ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Jackpot! Last Minute Deal Saves Fairmount Park's 2010 Season

    Just got off the phone with Lanny Brooks, director of the Illinois Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association. He confirmed the early reports that Fairmount Park will indeed host 52 days of horse racing in 2010, a full schedule.Image Via​The announcement was made official at a 1:30 p.m. pres ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Deal to Save Fairmount Park Coming Down to the Wire

    Four. That's the number of state union workers at the Fairmount Park racetrack in Collinsville who are at odds with the Illinois Racing Board.Three. That's how many days of racing the track will be limited to in 2010 -- April 27, 30, and May 1 -- if the dispute isn't resolved by February 1.Hundreds. ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Fairmount Park Could Cash $7-Million Ticket Today

    Image via​The owners of Fairmount Park might as well have hit a superfecta, a quadrella, and a pick four in the same afternoon of betting -- the jackpot they're about to cash-in is just that huge.Today, after nearly three years of legal wrangling, the area's only horse track will likely finally re ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2005


    Unreal stands up for stooping and encounters a local blogger who only has eyes for the Tampon Fairy. Plus, in a shocking move not seen since the Mesozoic era, the Mississippi River leaves St. Louis!

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    September 15, 2004

    Shipping Blues

    Fairmount Park's owner can't squander his prize filly's talent on home turf

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    May 12, 2004

    Nags to Riches

    A late push for slot machines in Springfield may be Fairmount Park's silver bullet

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    One-Track Mind

    On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners