Update on Arlington Park Contract Stalemate

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Arlington Park, which has not yet agreed to a contract for the 2020 meet, have agreed to enter mediation in an effort to reach a contract agreement.

We are hopeful that the addition of the mediator will help bring some progress to what have been, thus far, largely unproductive discussions with Arlington and parent company Churchill Downs.

The ITHA will continue to press Churchill to make the necessary investment in the purse account to ensure that overnight purses are adequately funded throughout the meet.