Illinois Horsemen Seek $750K Purse Underpayment From AP

Illinois horsemen told the state Racing Board Jan. 20 Arlington International Racecourse has underpaid its purse account by more than three-quarters of a million dollars and won't pay out the money even though it has ceased operations.

Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president Chris Block said several requests to Arlington have gone unanswered and asked the IRB to "do everything possible" to get the money to its members.

IRB staff said they have not been party to any correspondence involving the underpayment and said they, therefore, are powerless to do anything about the situation... 

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