historical horse racing

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Classic Win The Realization Of A Dream For Tracy Farmer

He’s Kentucky born and raised, but Tracy Farmer’s biggest racing successes have come in New York. There was Nick Zito-trained Albert the Great, a horse named for the late Albert Clay, a good friend of Farmer who bred the son of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin. Albert the Great won the G1 […]

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Colonial Downs Launches Voter Referendum Efforts To Allow Pari-Mutuel Wagering In New Virginia County

Colonial Downs Group announced today the submission of paperwork with the clerks of court in the jurisdictions of Danville and Dumfries (Prince William County) to initiate the process of voter referendums to allow pari-mutuel wagering at satellite facilities in accordance with the state code of Virginia. “Since we announced the re-opening of Colonial Downs in […]

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Second Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Opens In Advance Of Racing’s Return To Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs Gaming held a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Thursday to open Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton, Va. Rosie’s features 150 historical horse racing (HHR) machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurant and bar, and gift shop. Ernie Dellaverson, general manager of Rosie’s Vinton, stated, “After months and months of planning and construction renovations, we are thrilled […]

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Colonial Downs, Exacta Systems Sign 10-Year Deal On Historic Horse Racing Machines

Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County, Va., is set for the grand opening of its Historic Horse Racing facility on Tuesday, April 23.  The facility will open with 600 Exacta Systems HHR terminals after the Colonial Downs Group entered into a 10-year agreement making Exacta the exclusive Historic Horse Racing systems provider to the […]

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Falcone, Winchell Tandem Officially Takes Over Kentucky Downs

Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone officially are the new owners and managing partners in Kentucky Downs, finalizing the purchase of the racetrack and year-round entertainment center from the investment group that purchased the facility in 2007. Winchell and Falcone bought Kentucky Downs’ assets through their new company, Kentucky Racing Acquisition LLC. Terms of the sale were […]

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Historical Racing Machines Supercharge Churchill Downs Spring Meet Purses

Record prize money for horsemen will be distributed at Churchill Downs’ 145th Spring Meet thanks to early returns from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming. The first condition book, which covers the first half of the 38-day Spring Meet at the Louisville, Ky., track, was released Wednesday, and purses for the 189 offered races […]

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It’s History: Lawsuit Settled Between Historical Horse Racing Companies

Federal lawsuits in Kentucky and Wyoming alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and false advertising by one historical horse racing company against another have been settled, according to a statement from Exacta Systems of Boynton Beach, Fla. Exacta Systems, previously known as Encore, was named, along with Kentucky Downs and its principal officers, in a 2015 […]

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Battle Over Historical Horse Racing Rages On In Nebraska

In the face of mounting pressure from the state, the Nebraska Racing Commission this week reversed course and for now, is not allowing historical horse racing machines at Fonner Park. The commission voted last fall to permit the machines but has backed off following statements from Attorney General Doug Peterson, who said the commission did […]

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Thayer Files Bill To Fund University of Kentucky, BCTC Equine Programs; Seeks Breeders’ Cup Sponsorship For State

Legislation introduced in Kentucky would make the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program share a portion of the existing excise tax on pari-mutuel wagering it receives with equine programs at the University of Kentucky (UK) and Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). The legislation also would require Breeders’ Cup to give the state’s Tourism, Arts […]

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Live Racing To Return At Virginia’s Colonial Downs Next Summer

Colonial Downs Group is pleased to announce licensing today by the Virginia Racing Commission to return live racing to the Commonwealth along with approval to open a 600-unit historic horse racing (HHR) operation in New Kent County. “Rosie’s” at Colonial Downs anticipates opening in mid-April, while Colonial Downs in conjunction with the Virginia Equine Alliance […]

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