new hampshire racing

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 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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Report: Rockingham Park Casino Bill Tabled

The New Hampshire Senate voted Feb. 18 to table a bill that would allow a casino complex to be located at Rockingham Park. The Eagle Tribune reports that the Senate was set to vote on the bill Thursday, but a motion was made to table the legislation instead. Proponents of the bill have been trying to get expanded […]

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Hope Fading For Revival of Racing At Rockingham Park

The chances of live racing returning to New Hampshire’s Rockingham Park continue to fade as the legislature has yet to approve any proposals for casino gambling in the state. The Blood-Horse reports that Rockingham Park, which last hosted a live Thoroughbred meet in 2002 and a live harness meet in 2009, appears “headed toward the […]

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