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Old 09-26-2021, 08:19 AM   #16
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for those that can remember that far back, there used to be only 4 or 5 different bookmaking shops that booked horses and sports.. the joints were named after racetracks like Churchill Downs and Santa Anita.
I remember Churchill Downs and Rosebowl.
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I remember Churchill Downs and Rosebowl.
Santa Anta was the name of the place before Gary Austin took over.
Gary Auston put out an opinionated line in a World Series game between the Royals and Cardinals. he loved the Cards, they lost the game and he 86'd out of town and the book never reopened and no one got paid.

https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/question/gary-austin/
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I remember Churchill Downs and Rosebowl.
And Hollywood.
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Today, Churchill Downs buried Arlington Park after 94 years of racing, can anybody tell me what Churchill has done for racing in the last ten years except put the nails in the coffin of racing. It is all about slots and not keeping their word to the people and state of Illinois. No honor just greed and still no deal with Nevada.
I'm probably as anti-CDI as can be, but I do think what they've done with the new Tapeta surface at Turfway is good for racing. But I'd probably argue that Kentucky is the only state where they have any real interest in the racing.
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Santa Anta was the name of the place before Gary Austin took over.
Gary Auston put out an opinionated line in a World Series game between the Royals and Cardinals. he loved the Cards, they lost the game and he 86'd out of town and the book never reopened and no one got paid.

https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/question/gary-austin/
Rumored to have fled to Central America. Hope he rots in hell.
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Rumored to have fled to Central America. Hope he rots in hell.
Apparently if you used Tradewinds offshore book, you were dealing with Gary Austin.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/cr...wvq-story.html
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Apparently if you used Tradewinds offshore book, you were dealing with Gary Austin.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/cr...wvq-story.html
Living the high life for the past three decades vis-a-vis a lifestyle founded on stolen money. Feds need to close the circle on this scumbag and see that he lives out the remainder of his days at the greybar hotel.
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