pennsylvania racing

Rendell: Smarty and other Triple Crown memories

In the Philadelphia Daily News, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell writes about his love for “the ponies” (and says he picked Shackleford in the Preakness).  He also discusses his state’s recent connections to the Triple Crown, most directly with Smarty Jones.  He vividly recalls the 2004 Belmont: “Birdstone, who had a distance-favoring pedigree, rallied from […]

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Pennsylvania purses take hit from slot machine decision

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says subsidies to racetrack purses fell 16.7 percent in 2010 compared to a year earlier after the state legislature diverted a portion of the racing industry’s share of slot machine revenues to Pennylvania’s general fund. Subsidies to breeders’ funds also declined, even though the state’s casinos saw an increase in […]

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Nicholson to Pennsylvania: Bring it on

Speaking at a roundtable networking luncheon focusing on the local equine industry, Women Leading Kentucky hosted Keeneland president and CEO Nick Nicholson last week. In his remarks, Nicholson spoke not just about the Thoroughbred industry but the Kentucky equine industry in general. “The more we can diversify the horse business and the more we can […]

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