Arlington Park 2020 Contract Talks at Impasse

Dear Fellow Horsemen:

Contract negotiations between Churchill Downs/Arlington Park and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association remain stalled. An impasse exists between the two sides relative to the track's funding of overnight purses for the 2020 meet.

Illinois state statute requires a contract to be signed before the beginning of each calendar year.

We will continue to work toward a contract with Arlington Park but, at the time of this update, no contract has been signed. We will keep you informed as the process unfolds. 


Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association