"We have an agreement and it's just a matter of executing that agreement," IRB excecutive director Marc Laino said by phone from his Chicago office. "We have to tie up some loose ends on the agreement.Check back for more info when it's available...
"But I can say that we have an agreement in principle and it appears as though we're going to race the full 52-day meet as awarded by the board."
Details of the agreement have not been released, although it is believed that two of the major sticking points -- the 75 days the IRB said the six state employees at Fairmount had to work this season and insurance for those employees -- are part of the agreement.
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