06/26/2015 7:35PM

Arlington to begin purse cuts July 2


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association successfully lobbied the Illinois Racing Board in a meeting this past Tuesday not to permit Arlington to run fewer than eight races per day, saying that if overall purse expenditures at the ongoing meet had to be reduced, they would prefer a purse cut to an immediate reduction in racing opportunities.