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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2012
Contact: Martin Cothran
Tomorrow (Thursday) the shareholders in Churchill Downs, Inc., the huge gambling conglomerate, will vote on executive bonuses.
The results are in for the first eight months of operation of the electronic machines at Kentucky Downs.
A good editorial in the Lexington paper this morning pinpointed some of racing’s problems. The big one is the loss of fans. There are lots of reasons. One of the main ones is corruption and the lack of conscience that pervades the enterprise.
The current scandal is the use of pain killers on race day. Since the horse feels no pain the tendency is to respond and run hard and fast.
On Wednesday, April 25, the Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments concerning the machine wagering at Kentucky Downs in Franklin , Kentucky.
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In July, 2009 Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that allowed bars and other businesses to place up to five video gambling machines in their business.
A post at bloodhorse.com insinuates that The Family Foundation is being hypocritical in pushing for a Religious Liberty amendment to the Kentucky Constitution because we successfully lobbied against the push for a statement amendment to the Constitution that would expand gambling.
The author writes:
During testimony before a Kentucky Senate committee on a constitutional amendment on casino gambling, the anti-gambling
Recent public announcements by Churchill Downs chairman, Robert L. Evans, leave no doubt that Churchill is no longer really interested in horse racing, but is a huge casino conglomerate.