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MTR Gaming Merging with Eldorado Resorts

MTR Gaming Inc., the owner and operator of Mountaineer Park, Presque Isle Downs, and Scioto Downs, has reached an agreement to merge with Eldorado Resorts, a privately-held company that operates three casinos, it was reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. According to the report, the new company will be called Eldorado Resorts Inc. Once the […]

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Groupie Doll Aiming For Improvement in Presque Isle Downs Masters

Groupie Doll, who finished third after a lay-up in the Aug. 10 Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park, will be looking for an improved finish position in Monday’s Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes. The 5-year-old Eclipse Award winner and last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner will carry 112 pounds and face […]

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Old Fashioned Sires First Winner

Chicks Dig It became freshman sire Old Fashioned’s first winner when he scored a front-running victory in a $36,000 Maiden Special Weight heat at Presque Isle Downs on Sunday, July 14. The speedy chestnut broke on top and cleared the field early down the backstretch. He was never headed throughout and proved best in the […]

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Grade 1 Winner Colonel John Sires First Winner

Freshman sire Colonel John, the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire by Tiznow, sired his first winner when his 2-year-old colt Cash Conversion impressively captured a $35,000 Maiden Special Weight race by a decisive 2 ¾ lengths at Presque Isle Downs Sunday, June 2. Cash Conversion broke sharply in the 4 1/2-furlong heat and showed good early […]

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Presque Isle Downs planning to drop Friday & Saturday racing from schedule

Presque Isle Downs & Casino is seeking to drop Friday and Saturday racing from its proposed 2013 racing calendar, according to a report at GoErie.com. The racetrack hopes to switch to a Sunday through Thursday schedule next year. The proposed change is still subject to approval by the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, which will […]

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Groupie Doll is Queen in Presque Isle Downs Masters

Groupie Doll took won the Grade 2, $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes on Saturday. The 4-year-old Bowman’s Band filly won the 6 1/2 furlong race going in fractions of :21.70, :44.65, and 1:09.76 with a final time of 1:16.32 under jockey Rajiv Maragh. Groupie Doll is trained by William Bradley and co-owned by the […]

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Presque Isle jockey Garcia breaks leg in paddock accident

Jockey Jesse Jimenez Garcia, 52, was injured Saturday evening at Presque Isle Downs when his mount flipped over on him in the paddock. According to initial reports, Garcia broke his femur when his mount, Fluttering, flipped over in the paddock and landed on him as they were leaving the paddock for the sixth race.

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Presque Isle Downs preps for opening day

Everyone, from administrative staff to trainers, jockeys, and grooms, are making their final preparations for Tuesday’s opening day at Presque Isle Downs. Reporter Bob Jarzomski takes a behind the scenes looks at life at the race track as trainers and barn staff get ready for the start of the spring/summer race meeting.

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Presque Isle gets rid of Saturday racing, moves to all weekdays

Presque Isle Downs & Casino has nixed Saturday racing from its 2012 schedule, meaning there will be no weekend racing at the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred track this year.  Presque Isle announced on Twitter and on its website that is going to a Monday through Friday schedule when live racing resumes May 14. The track eliminated Sunday […]

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MTR Gaming Group sues former CEO Arneault

The court battles are piling up between the company that operates Presque Isle Downs and Mountaineer Racetrack and its former CEO, Ted Arneault.  The Erie Times-News says the MTR Gaming Group is suing Arneault for a violating a noncompete clause by working with American Harness Tracks LLC to build a racino in Lawrence County, Pa: […]

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