Presque Isle

Presque Isle Downs Joins Pennsylvania’s Rush To Sports Wagering

With an impending deal for Churchill Downs to purchase Presque Isle, it was unsurprising that the Pennsylvania oval became the third track in the state to apply for a sports wagering license. According to playusa.com, Presque Isle’s application was received by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Dec. 7. Though the PGCB is scheduled to meet […]

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MATCH Series: Division Leader Jessica Krupnick Tops Monday’s Satin And Lace

The MATCH Series travels to northwestern Pennsylvania for the first time when Presque Isle Downs & Casino on Aug. 20 hosts the $100,000 Satin and Lace Stakes, fourth of five legs in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division. The Satin and Lace, which attracted a full field with an also-eligible list, lured division leader Jessica […]

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Crunch Time: Fourth Leg Of MATCH Divisions Coming Up Fast

Four MATCH Series divisions have their fourth legs scheduled for August, and the races could determine whether horses will have a chance to qualify for bonus money. Monmouth Park on Aug. 11 will host its final MATCH event of the season, the $75,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Turf Division. The following […]

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Churchill Down Nixes Mississippi Casino Purchase; Presque Isle Deal Still In Place

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) announced that it has terminated its definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and properties used in connection with the operation of Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi ( the “Lady Luck Vicksburg Transaction”) and amended its previously announced definitive purchase agreement (the “Amendment”) to […]

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Ami’s Mesa Takes Fourth In A Row, Sets New Track Record In Presque Isle Masters

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Ami’s Mesa ran out a fourth consecutive victory in Monday’s Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, setting a new track record in the process. Ridden by Luis Contreras for trainer Josie Carroll, the 4-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa covered 6 1/2 furlongs over the Tapeta in 1:14.68, winning win by just […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘All The Little Things’ Take Pino To The Top

Jockey Mario Pino recently surpassed Jorge Velasquez to become the ninth winningest rider in North American history, entering the winner’s circle for the 6,796th time on June 21 aboard a gelding named “Divined.” The quiet, humble veteran’s accomplishment went largely unnoticed, except by those closest to him. “He’s never been one to toot his own […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: The Horse Whose ‘Heart’ Carries Him

To anyone else, he was just another dark bay racehorse crossing the wire in front on a Friday afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs. The self-assured way he jogged back to the winner’s enclosure hinted at something more, suggesting he knew exactly what he’d accomplished. It had been 21 months since Captain Genius was seen on […]

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Mountaineer’s 2016 Profits Drop Below Half Of 2014 Levels

The Eldorado Resorts, Inc. property Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort has seen its 2016 profits fall to below half of their 2014 levels, according to heraldstaronline.com. Third-quarter earnings this year stand at $4 million, as compared to $6.4 million in 2015 and $9.1 million in 2014 for the same period. Casinos in Ohio and Pennsylvania […]

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Gallardo Shifts Tack To New York, Retains Agent Matt Muzikar

Antonio Gallardo, leading rider at Tampa Bay Downs this winter and currently leading North American jockeys by wins with 289, will be moving his tack to the New York circuit next weekend, according to the Daily Racing Form. Gallardo has been riding at Presque Isle this summer, and is about to wrap up another riding […]

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Presque Isle ‘Showcase’ Oct. 1 To Offer Over 30 Retiring Racehorses For Adoption

A “Showcase” scheduled for Oct. 1 at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, PA marks the first time that the track and CANTER-PA will join together to match retiring racehorses with prospective buyers, reports the Retired Racehorse Project. Approximately 30 off-track Thoroughbreds will be presented to the horse-buying public in an event hoping to mirror the […]

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