Harness Racing will not return to Eas...

Harness Racing will not return to East Moline Downs.

There are 7 comments on the WQAD story from May 25, 2010, titled Harness Racing will not return to East Moline Downs.. In it, WQAD reports that:

It appears that a bill to bring Live Harness Racing back to the Quad City Downs won't cross the finish line.

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Joshmo

East Moline, IL

#1 May 26, 2010
and of course by "lobbied hard" they actually mean "paid well"
Precious

Fort Dodge, IA

#2 May 26, 2010
What's the big deal if they lobbied hard against it or not? It's all the same thing - gambling. I wouldn't mind seeing the horse track open up again myself. Enjoyed going there.
Mo Doc N

Bellwood, IL

#3 May 26, 2010
Once again we are thwarted by the Casinos. First it was the 3% promised us in 2006 and now they prevent us from bringing the bill to the floor. I guess they forgot we supported land based Casinos
when they wanted them? now when our sport is dying and needs help they deliver the final blow!!! Thank You to all the politicians as well I'll remember this while I'm at the voting booth.
Bunch of hypocrites !!!
tom

Morrison, IL

#4 May 27, 2010
as fares as im comserned get rid of the gambling in ill and iowa i know many who have lost almost every thing at the gambling placeses its not wright. its the big boys with the money who only make out . polititions that is
RADIOGOD97X

Moline, IL

#5 May 27, 2010
IT FOR THE BEST,WE DONT NEED ANY MORE GAMBING PLACES IN THE QC.I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE TOLD MONEY FROM THE LOTTERY WAS GOING TO HELP SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL ARE CLOSING AND OUR LAWMAKERS WANT TO CUT MORE MONEY FROM SCHOOLS.OUR STATE CANT PAY ITS BILLS NOW AND THEY WANT TO BORROW MORE MONEY TO FIX IT,MAYBE IT TIME TO STOP PAYING OUR LAWMAKERS UNTIL THEY GET OUR STATE BACK ON A GOOD ROAD.
dave

Monmouth, IL

#6 Sep 9, 2010
I cant understand why qe cannot have live harness racing at the Quad City Downs. My family and I have been involved in harness racing since the 1970's and the QCD was where we raced at. What tradition, great racing, great people to be around. What a crying shame that this bill cannot get passed. Wouldn't it create jobs for a poor economy. I wish someone would explain why this cannot happen9016
mel

United States

#7 Sep 1, 2012
When did the track close

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