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Churchill Downs Finalizes Purchase Of Presque Isle, Targets Sports Wagering In Pennsylvania

Churchill Downs, Inc. has completed the purchase of Presque Isle Downs, opening the door for the company to take advantage of legalized sports betting in Pennsylvania. CDI bought the Erie racetrack from Eldorado Resorts for just shy of $179 million. The deal was approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania State Horse […]

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Casse: Wonder Gadot Ready For Cotillion Rematch With Monomoy Girl

Gary Barber’s filly Wonder Gadot is on target to start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion at Parx Racing according to trainer Mark Casse. The 3-year-old filly by Medaglia d’ Oro will make her 10th start of the year following her last place finish against the boys in the Grade 1 Travers on August 25 at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Firenze Fire Morning Line Favorite For Gallant Bob Sprint At Parx

A field of 10 comprise a wide-open field in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gallant Bob for 3-year-olds at six furlongs on the main track at Parx. Trainer Jason Servis will once again cut back distance for his colt Firenze Fire after his third place finish in the seven furlong Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial […]

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Collected Heads Field Of Nine In PA Derby Champion Stakes

A field of nine will go post-ward in the $150,000 PA Derby Champion Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Among the strength of the group is the Bob Baffert-trained multiple graded stakes winner Collected who makes only his second start of the year after finishing seventh in the […]

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Four Years After ‘Bizarre Incident,’ Jockey Suarez Back In The Saddle

Four years after jockey Angel Suarez made a few of the more bizarre headlines in racing history, The Racing Biz reports he is back riding races in Pennsylvania and “making the most of his second chance.” In 2014, Suarez faced criminal charges after he broke into two apartments in Bensalem, Penn. under the influence of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Conflicts Of Interest?

The Paulick Report published a disturbing commentary this week from Pennsylvania attorney Alan Pincus regarding potential cover-ups of positive drug tests in that state’s harness racing business. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the implications and broader impact of those developments. Plus, who will win the 159th running […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Dangerous Liaisons?

The Philadelphia Inquirer posted a scathing editorial this week, denouncing Pennsylvania’s casino subsidies for the horse racing industry as “a staggering amount of corporate welfare.” It’s not the first time newspapers or lawmakers have criticized the funneling of slots money into the sport. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick […]

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Pennsylvania Gaming Board: Wagering Up 3 Percent In 2017

A report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicates wagering on horse racing was up 3 percent in the state for 2017, finishing at more than $700 million from six racetracks. The Pittsburgh Business Times reported taxes generated by slot machine play in the state hit $239 million, some of which goes into purses, health […]

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‘Mentor’ And ‘Gentleman’ Jockey Jose Luis Flores Dies After Being Removed From Life Support

Jockey Jose Luis Flores, who was seriously injured in a spill at Parx on Monday, died Thursday after being taken off life support. Flores was injured when his mount Love Rules fell suddenly during the ninth race, apparently from a fractured shoulder. Love Rules, who was trained by Harold Wyner, was euthanized and Flores was […]

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Tragedia En la Pista: La Mala Hora De José Luis Flores

La novena carrera del lunes 19 de Marzo en Parx Racing pudo haber sido un compromiso más para el veterano jinete peruano José Luis Flores. Lo que nadie podía haber imaginado es que esa sería su última monta. El profesional de 56 años, ganador de 4,650 carreras en los Estados Unidos, sufrió una terrible rodada […]

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