Creating Something That Lasts
Green Sheet Racing’s rich history goes back to the mid-1920s, in the City of Chicago, when two brothers, Thomas Kelly and George Kelly, realized horse racing in Illinois was about to change. Betting on horse racing hadn’t been a legal form of entertainment, but in 1924, the courts ruled that oral betting was legal, and, in 1927, Illinois legalized and began regulating pari-mutuel betting. With a background in news publication and distribution, Tom Kelly realized this was his chance to create something that would last generations.
A Publication of Consistency
In 1925, Tom started the Illinois Sports News and released the first issues of the Green Sheet and the Chicago Turf Bulletin and Sports Record with a commitment to be “A Publication of Consistency.” In 1947, Louisville Daily Sports News was formed and released the very first issue of The Original Finger Sheet to serve racing fans all over the country. Today, Louisville Daily Sports News remains a family business and is owned and operated by Tom Kelly’s son, Thomas Kelly Jr. With a commitment to bringing the most accurate and detailed analysis of daily races and race tips, Tom Kelly Jr. works diligently to maintain the same values that started the company almost a century ago.
Racing Toward the Future
The days when the Finger Sheet and Green Sheet were only sold trackside and at local newsstands are gone. Today, Tom Kelly Jr. is racing toward the future and bringing his family’s rich history and knowledge to racing fans all around the world. Known around the country as “America’s Official Scratch Sheet,” you too will find our services of value.
From our betting window to yours… enjoy!
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