Horsemen’s Association president decries Churchill Downs for abandoning any meaningful commitment to Illinois racing

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FILE – In this May 10, 2000 file photo, freshly planted flowers spell out “Arlington” at the main entrance to Arlington International Race Course in Arlington Heights, Ill. Arlington is among hundreds of tracks a trio of horse racing fans who have made a hobby out of traveling the country to visit different horse tracks are proud to say they have on their list. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

President of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Mike Campbell joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the announcement by Churchill Downs Incorporated that Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights would be put up for sale and what the announcement means for horseracing in Illinois and the economy that supports it.

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