New Hampshire

One Last Look At 110-Year-Old Rockingham Park

A track that first hosted Thoroughbred races in 1906, the 110-year-old Rockingham Park in New Hampshire shuttered its doors for good on Aug. 31 this year. It hadn’t hosted a Thoroughbred race since 2002, though harness racing appeared at the fixture for several years. In her WordPress blog, racing enthusiast Carly Kaiser took one last […]

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Rockingham Park To Shut Down Aug. 31

Rockingham Park, located in Salem, NH, will officially shutter its doors on Aug. 31 of this year, according to bloodhorse.com. The track was the first in New England to have a Thoroughbred race meeting, beginning in 1906. It hadn’t hosted a live Thoroughbred meet since 2002, but did hold harness meetings for several years. “Simulcasting […]

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New Hampshire’s Rockingham Park Listed For Sale

Live horse racing at Rockingham Park was last seen in 2010, but unsuccessful efforts to run a casino at the New Hampshire racetrack have finally forced the owners to place the 109-year-old fixture on the market, according to the Union Leader. Competition from nearby Massachusetts, as well as a local public that opposes casino gambling, […]

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Thoroughbred racing’s return to Rockingham still several years away

Although officials plan to bring racing back to Rockingham Park if expanded gambling becomes legal in New Hampshire, there is still a long way to go before horses step back onto the 107-year-old track. “It is our intent to have live racing,” said William Wortman, co-principal and CEO of Millennium Gaming, which is bidding for […]

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New Hampshire governor says he’ll veto expanded gambling bills

As Massachusetts moves forward with expanded gambling plans, New Hampshire’s governor is taking a stand against expanded gaming in his state.  Governor John Lynch vowed Monday to veto bills that would allow video slot machines: “If New Hampshire was to allow expanded gambling, this one industry could come to represent a significant portion of the […]

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New Hampshire moves closer to getting slots

New Hampshire moved closer to the expansion of gambling when the state’s House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee voted Oct. 27 to advance a bill calling for two casinos with a combined 10,000 slot machines and table games, according to a report in The Blood-Horse. The action is seen as a major step because […]

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Skull unearthed in NH horse cemetery is likely human

On Friday investigators from New Hampshire’s Major Crime Unit were investigating the discovery of what appears to be a human skull in a historic horse cemetery under Interstate 93 in Littleton, according to the Union Leader. The Wallace Horse Cemetery holds the remains of Maude, Mollie and Maggie – familiar buggy horses around town in […]

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GILL: ‘WHAT HAVE I DONE THAT’S SO WRONG?”

By Ray Paulick “I’ve been doing this since 1979, and I just can’t get a fair shake.” So says Michael Gill, North America’s leading owner by money and races won on four different occasions who finds himself in a familiar position–at the center of controversy, after Penn National jockeys voted Saturday night not to ride […]

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