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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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An ‘Old Man’ Of 30, Pablo Morales Celebrates 200th Win Of 2018

With the deadline fast approaching, jockey Pablo Morales summoned a consummate front-running performance from 4-year-old gelding Polar City in Tampa Bay Downs’ ninth race to earn his 200th victory of 2018. The 30-year-old Morales, the leading jockey this year at Presque Isle Downs, reached the 200 mark for the first time last year, when he […]

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Presque Isle Downs Joins Pennsylvania’s Rush To Sports Wagering

With an impending deal for Churchill Downs to purchase Presque Isle, it was unsurprising that the Pennsylvania oval became the third track in the state to apply for a sports wagering license. According to playusa.com, Presque Isle’s application was received by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Dec. 7. Though the PGCB is scheduled to meet […]

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Hotshot Anna Sizzles In Presque Isle Downs Masters

Owner-trainer Hugh Robertson’s Hotshot Anna scored her fourth consecutive victory on Monday night, taking the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters under Antonio Gallardo while just missing the track record for 6 1/2 furlongs by five hundredths of a second. The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Trappe Shot out of Avalos, by Holy Bull, covered the […]

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Tapeta-Loving Decorated Soldier Takes Presque Isle Mile

Decorated Soldier, who scored his first career stakes victory last month in the Grade 3 Seagram Cup Stakes on the Tapeta track at Woodbine, showed his affinity for that synthetic surface Sunday night, winning the $200,000 Presque Isle Mile at Presque Isle Downs. Ridden by Willie Martinez, the 5-year-old Proud Citizen gelding owned by Racer’s […]

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MATCH Series: Hotshot Anna Wins Race; Jessica Krupnick Takes Division Title

The $100,000 Satin and Lace Stakes at Presque Isle Downs & Casino produced an impressive winner in Midwest invader Hotshot Anna, but it also gave third-place finisher Jessica Krupnick the title in the MATCH Series Filly and Mare Sprint–Dirt Division with one of five legs remaining. Jessica Krupnick, owned by Sycamore Racing V and trained […]

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Churchill Down Nixes Mississippi Casino Purchase; Presque Isle Deal Still In Place

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) announced that it has terminated its definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and properties used in connection with the operation of Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi ( the “Lady Luck Vicksburg Transaction”) and amended its previously announced definitive purchase agreement (the “Amendment”) to […]

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After Decade Away, Longtime Racecaller Robin Burns Returns To Presque Isle Booth

Robin Burns has called 75,000 in his career as a track announcer. He’s planning to add a few more to that total this summer, after 10 years off from the sport. Burns is back in the booth at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pa. He had a brief stint at the track in 2008 before […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Who Wins From Sports Betting?

We woke up in a different world today. Yesterday, outside of the state of Nevada, the only legal “sports” betting in the United States was on horse racing. Today, or more realistically in the coming months and years, Americans will be able to bet on baseball, basketball, football and hockey, among other sports. They’ll be […]

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‘I Like Keeping Busy’: Jockey Gallardo To Compete For Two Riding Titles Simultaneously

Fresh off his fourth riding title at Tampa Bay Downs, jockey Antonio Gallardo hopes to seize on that momentum by challenging for two separate riding titles simultaneously. Gallardo, third in the Monmouth Park jockey standings in 2017 with 50 winners, says he is poised for a big summer at the Shore track, but will also […]

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