Churchill Downs Inc. won’t seek 2022 Illinois racing dates

The Illinois Racing Board’s application period for 2022 Illinois racing dates closed Friday with nothing submitted by Arlington International Racecourse or its parent company, Churchill Downs Inc.

Barring an entirely unforeseen development there will be no racing at Arlington next year. And unless CDI accepts a bid on the Arlington property from a development group intent on continuing racing at the suburban Chicago site, Arlington will shut its doors forever at the end of the 2021 season. 

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