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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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Full Circle: Veteran Jockey Mario Pino Returning To Delaware Park

Mario Pino, tenth on the all-time list for wins by a jockey in North America with nearly 6,900 victories, plans to return home to Delaware Park, where his remarkable career began nearly four decades ago. The 56-year-old native of Wilmington, Delaware, will be riding full-time at the Stanton oval, when the meet opens on May […]

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Rankin Elected Chairman Of Churchill Downs Inc. Board Of Directors

Alex Rankin has been elected elected chairman of the board of directors of Churchill Downs Inc., effective April 24, when longtime director and current chairman, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., steps down. Humphrey, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder who has served on numerous horse industry boards, opted not to stand for re-election to the CDI […]

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Gallardo Rides Five Winners Friday At Tampa Bay Downs

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell had a hard time expressing her admiration for jockey Antonio Gallardo’s performance after he completed his five-victory effort today with a six-and-a-quarter length victory aboard her 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding Real Fast Music in today’s eighth race at Tampa Bay Downs. “What can you say about that?” said O’Connell, who has been instrumental […]

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