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Maryland voters approve slots at Arundel Mills Mall

Press Release Anne Arundel County residents voted for Question A, which grants the required zoning for the Anne Arundel Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) facility at Arundel Mills Mall. The Maryland Jockey Club sought a vote against Question A with the hope that Laurel Park would have a chance to compete for the 4,750 machine […]

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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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MID ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO MAGNA REORGANIZATION

PRESS RELEASE MI Developments Inc. today announced that the Plan of Reorganization in respect of Magna Entertainment Corp. (“MEC”) and certain of its subsidiaries, jointly proposed by MEC, MID and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of MEC (the “Creditors Committee”), was amended to provide for the transfer of Maryland Jockey Club (“MJC”) to MID. […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: WHAT NEXT FOR MARYLAND?

By Ray Paulick If anyone can explain the confusing situation in Maryland regarding slot machine revenue to horsemen and the future ownership of the Maryland Jockey Club racetracks—Pimlico and Laurel Park, owned by Frank Stronach’s bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corporation—I figure it’s Richard J. Hoffberger. A longtime owner/breeder and operator of the equine specialist Hoffberger Insurance […]

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CORDISH CLAIMS ARUNDEL PETITION ‘RIDDLED WITH FRAUDULENT SIGNATURES’

Baltimore-based Cordish Company filed a suit against Citizens Against Slots at the Mall, alleging their recently filed petition was ‘riddled with fraudulent signatures’. The petition was created to keep the developer from installing VLTs at Arundel Mills mall. This issue created real controversy at the end of 2009 when the VLT license was given to […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on racetracks coast-to-coast. Racing was cancelled last Saturday at Santa Anita; all three graded stakes will be run this Saturday, Feb. 13, in addition to the Grade 2 Santa Maria. Santa Anita’s 10-race program will feature five stakes races, including the G1 Las Virgenes and a pair of Grade […]

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DAMON THAYER: DRUNK WITH POWER?

By Ray Paulick I’ve known Damon Thayer going on 20 years, and I don’t think he’s a bad person. But I’ve seen how good people can be intoxicated with power, and am convinced that is what is going on with the former racing industry executive who is now a Kentucky state senator from Scott County […]

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TRACKNET MEDIA AND MIDATLANTIC COOPERATIVE REACH AGREEMENT

Press Release TrackNet Media Group, LLC (“TrackNet”) and the MidAtlantic Cooperative, L.L.C. (“MidAtlantic”) today announced that they have reached an agreement regarding the purchase by MidAtlantic members of the simulcast signals of racetracks affiliated with TrackNet.  TrackNet affiliated racetracks currently running live race meets include Fairground Racecourse, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, […]

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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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STRONACH STRIKES A DEAL

Attorneys for Magna Entertainment have struck a deal in U.S.  bankruptcy court with unsecured creditors that will allow Frank Stronach to maintain control of Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields and the account wagering company Xpressbet.com and the Amtote totalizator company, Reuters and Bloomberg have reported. The creditors will receive nearly […]

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