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MAGNA: HOW DID WE GET HERE?

By Ray Paulick(UPDATE: Magna Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. Click here for the company press release, with details on the filing.)  What a long, strange trip it’s been. Hard to believe, but it’s been just over 10 years since Frank Stronach dove head-first into racetrack ownership with his December 1998 […]

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WHAT NEXT FOR MAGNA?

By Ray Paulick While Thursday’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Magna Entertainment (MEC) leaves a multitude of unanswered questions about the future of the racetracks the Frank Stronach-controlled company owns, there was a positive reaction from the investment community concerning MI Developments — another Stronach company spun off from the auto parts mothership Magna International — […]

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MAGNA SMACKDOWN: NORTH RUN ADVISORS, NASDAQ PILE ON

By Ray PaulickAnother day, another Schedule 13D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission from an institutional investor concerning MI Developments, the parent company of bankrupt Magna Entertainment, the racing company created by Eclipse Award-winning Thoroughbred owner and breeder Frank Stronach. Monday’s filing came from North Run Advisors, a Boston-based investment firm that spent […]

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MAGNA PARENT WANTS TO CLOSE GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

By Ray Paulick Racing in Northern California, scrambling to recover from the loss of Bay Meadows racetrack, which was closed in 2008 for planned development, also faces the bulldozing of Golden Gate Fields, the parent company of bankrupt owner Magna Entertainment stated in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday. MI Developments […]

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INVESTOR: LET MAGNA GO BANKRUPT

By Ray Paulick The recent press release announcing Magna Developments (MIM) was scrapping its reorganization plan to help debt-ridden racetrack company Magna Entertainment (MEC) has prompted one of Magna Developments’ largest institutional investors to warn the real estate entity’s board of directors that it was prepared to “vigorously protect” its rights as a shareholder if […]

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MINOR CALLS MAGNA PROPOSAL ‘PREPOSTEROUS’

By Ray Paulick Halsey Minor thought he would be meeting with MI Developments (MID) chief executive officer Dennis Mills in Baltimore, Md., on Wednesday morning to discuss Minor’s proposed buyout of the company’s $100-million loan to Magna Entertainment (MECA), the financially beleaguered racetrack company that operates Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in […]

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MINOR GOES PUBLIC ON MAGNA BID

By Ray Paulick Technology entrepreneur Halsey Minor has gone public with a letter sent to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of MI Developments (MIM) asking the board to consider his proposal to acquire outstanding loans made by MI Developments to the financially beleaguered racetrack company Magna Entertainment (MECA).  Click here to read […]

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