Quad City Downs

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Quad City Downs
Location 5005 Morton Drive, East Moline, Illinois
Owned by Churchill Downs Inc., Arlington Park
Course type Flat
Official website

Quad City Downs is a horse race track in East Moline. The track ran live harness races during the 1980s and early 1990s. The track currently simulcasts live Thoroughbred and Harness racing from tracks across the country.

Recent History[edit]

The Illinois House recently passed a bill which will allow slot machines to operate in the facility. Some hopefuls think the gambling expansion will bring back live racing to the track.[1][2]

It was announced on January 9, 2015 that Quad City Downs would close by the end of the month. The primary reason cited was competition by legal slot machines in Illinois bars and restaurants. [3]


  1. ^ "Gambling expansion resurrected". May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Illinois legislation creating 'racinos' boosts horsemen's hope". May 21, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Quad-City Downs closing". January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 41°31′N 90°32′W / 41.517°N 90.533°W / 41.517; -90.533