Connect to the above link to see the following story that aired on NBC Channel 5 news in Chicago featuring ITHA President Mike Campbell, ITHA Trainer-Director Tom Swearingen and Hawthorne President Tim Carey.
Horse Racing Industry Has Eyes on Springfield
Friday was opening day at Hawthorne Race Course, but the bets weren't on just the horses. The highest stakes may be in Springfield, where track owners say a stroke of the pen by Gov. Pat Quinn could save the business. Phil Rogers reports.