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PENN NATIONAL TO PURCHASE 50% OF SAM HOUSTON

Following yesterday’s news of a new racetrack in Texas, casino operator Penn National has reached an agreement to purchase 50% of Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, a greyhound track in Harlingen, TX and an option to buy land for a racetrack in Laredo, TX. With the possibility of slots being installed at Texas tracks […]

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TRAVERS WINNER AFLEET EXPRESS INJURED, OUT FOR THE YEAR

Travers winner Afleet Express has been taken out of training for the remainder of the year after suffering a slight tear of the suspensory ligament in his left foreleg, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. The injury is not career-threatening and fans can still look forward to a […]

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF RACING ANNOUNCES JOE HIRSCH MEDIA ROLL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

PRESS RELEASE Turf writers Steven Crist, Charles Hatton, William Nack, and Walter “Red” Smith have been named the inaugural selections to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. The honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 1 at Belmont Park, the day before the Joe Hirsch Turf […]

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BELMONT PARK FALL MEET PURSES TO INCREASE 13 PERCENT

PRESS RELEASE Starting with the card on Saturday, September 25, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will increase purses at Belmont Park’s fall championship meet by approximately 13 percent.   Average daily purses for the Belmont meet will be $480,000, up from the initial projected figure of $425,000. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?>   With purses for […]

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SANTA ANITA OFFICIALLY REQUESTS OAK TREE DATES FOR 2011

As the Paulick Report outlined earlier today, Santa Anita Park wants to expand the number of live racing dates, beginning in 2011. During the California Horse Racing Board meeting, they requested dates that directly conflict with dates the Oak Tree Racing Association would normally be assigned. Oak Tree, which for 41 years was based at […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WITHOUT SLOTS AT LAUREL PARK, THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED RACING IN MARYLAND

In a letter to the editor in the Baltimore Sun, Maryland resident and former jockey Bobby Lillis stands up against slots at Arundel Mills Mall, claiming that “a slots parlor just 10 minutes away from Laurel Park will take customers away from the track….purse enhancements won’t mean a thing with no track to run at.” […]

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CA GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER SIGNS TAKEOUT BILL

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DOCTOR ON JOCKEY MARTINEZ: HE’S ALERT, CONVERSATIONAL AND EATING SOLID FOOD, AND THERE ARE NO MORE TUBES IN HIM

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DOES TEXAS HAVE ROOM FOR ANOTHER RACETRACK?

An investment group headed by Victoria businessman Cliff Thomas Jr. has purchased 148 acres of land in Texas intended to become the Lone Star State’s newest racetrack. With the proposed name Longhorn Downs, the new racetrack would be more a large sports bar than traditional track with only 10-20 racing days each year and a […]

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