Hawthorne Race Course, Inc. v. Illinois Racing Board

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 111780
Decision Date: 
November 30, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,6th Div.
Justice: 
LAMPKIN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
National Jockey Club was initially eligible to receive a distribution from Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund because it held majority operating control of a live racing facility in 2002, but it became ineligible in 2010, as it was not an organization licensee in 2010, the current year of distribution. Thus, Illinois Racing Board properly found that Racing Act required that Jockey Club's proportion of aggregate handle generated from its live races in 2004 and 2005 be redistributed, pro rata, among the other entities eligible to receive distributions.(GARCIA and R.E. GORDON, concurring.)