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Penn National looks to expand to Monday and Tuesday night racing

Due to the lack of competition on Monday and Tuesday nights, Penn National will be seeking a Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday race schedule with evening races at the beginning of the week.

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Maryland Jockey Club unveils 2011 Preakness logo; Tickets now on sale

Press Release The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2011 Preakness logo for the 136th running of the $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes® (Grade I), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, which is set for Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Pimlico Race Course. For the 12th consecutive year, the Leffler Agency of Baltimore and Tampa designed […]

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Violette on Catskills Casino: It’s just unconscionable

Racing officials say that the proposed Indian casino in the Catskills would seriously impact Aqueduct’s new racino and may even drive Monticello Raceway out of business. “We’ve been waiting nine years for Aqueduct,” said NYRA board member and NYTHA president Rick Violette. “Before even the first dollar is in a slot machine, the revenue is […]

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KY Racing Commission asks Breeders’ Cup to give up part of 2011 tax incentive

As part of an incentive package to encourage the championship event to stay in Kentucky, the Breeders’ Cup is eligible for a waiver of the state’s pari-mutuel excise tax. However, the racing commission is now asking the Breeders’ Cup to give up part of that incentive next year because of the lost revenue by the […]

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TVG has loaded holiday weekend schedule

With Hollywood Park’s annual Turf Festival and full coverage of the Japan Cup, TVG is primed for a big holiday weekend of top-flight racing.

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Fair at the Fair Grounds?

A man paralyzed from the waist down is suing Churchill Downs for not making their Louisiana casino handicap accessible. He seeks the appropriate changes be made and reimbursement for court and attorney fees.

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Charles Town granted 235 dates for 2011

Equally the same amount of race dates as 2010, Charles Town was granted 235 dates for 2011 by the West Virginia Racing Commission

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Freezing forces cancellation at Portland Meadows

Sub-freezing temperatures are the culprit for the canceling of live racing at Portland Meadows Nov. 23. Scheduled racing will resume Nov. 24.

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A second opinion? Maybe the Monticello Indian casino isn’t such a slam dunk

Alan Mann of the must-read blog Left At The Gate points out that the Monticello Indian casino still has many hoops to jump through, not the least of which are environmentalists.

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New Jersey lawmakers pass racing bill limiting Standardbred racing

By an overwhelming 33-1 margin, the New Jersey state senate passed a bill that will allow the expansion of Off Track Wagering facilities but will severely limit the number of harness racing days.

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