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Wild Weather Brutal for Beulah Park

Rollercoaster weather conditions continue to plague Beulah Park, which canceled live racing March 5. It was the fourth consecutive full or partial card that was canceled, and dates lost during the meet are in the double digits.

Ohio Tracks Strike Simulcast Deal

Two Ohio racetracks that share the Columbus market have reached a new agreement on full-card simulcasts designed to aid patrons and perhaps their bottom lines.

Video Gaming Devices Banned in Ohio

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed into law legislation Oct. 25 banning the use of gaming devices throughout the Buckeye State.

Instant Racing Bid Alive, But 'Not Healthy'

A bid by Ohio racetracks to win approval for Instant Racing machines, which resemble video lottery terminals but are pari-mutuel in nature, is said to still have some life left despite an announcement by Gov. Ted Strickland that he would veto the measure.

Beulah Gets California Signals, Raises Purses

Beulah Park again is importing signals from two California racetracks, and purses at the Ohio track have been restored to previous levels after an agreement was reached with the Thoroughbred Owners of California.

No Live Racing at Beulah Park Monday

With extremely cold temperatures forecast for Monday, Beulah Park announced it will cancel the live racing program for Monday, Feb. 5. A decision on the Feb. 6 card will be made on Monday.

Ohio Thoroughbred Interests Agree to Dates Reduction

Ohio's Thoroughbred tracks will race 24 fewer days in 2007 in keeping with a plan to increase average daily purses and boost field size by offering fewer races. The schedule, agreed to by tracks and horsemen's groups, will be voted on Dec. 15 by the Ohio State Racing Commission.

Ohio Racetracks Regroup in Wake of Failed Referendum

Ohio racing interests, stung by the failure of a Nov. 7 referendum that would have allowed video lottery terminals at the state's seven tracks, didn't rule out another attempt and said there could be legislative assistance for the industry in the interim.

Ohio Racetrack VLT Question on November Ballot

A referendum to allow video lottery terminals at seven racetracks and two stand-alone casinos in Ohio will be on the November ballot because supporters of the measure have obtained the required number of certified signatures.

Ohio VLT Vote Needs More Valid Signatures

A petition drive to allow a vote on video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks was 8,716 signatures short as of Aug. 30, but more will be submitted within the next two weeks.

Ohio Horsemen Say Handle Bump Did Little for Purses

On the heels of an announcement by Beulah Park officials that the track's winter/spring meet produced an all-time record handle, the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association claims the success did little for purses.

Funeral, Memorial Service Set for Radosevich

Funeral, Memorial Service Set for Radosevich

Funeral services for apprentice jockey Josh Radosevich, who died as the result of injuries sustained in a fall during the third race Wednesday at Beulah Park will be held Monday. The Gorve City, Ohio track also scheduled a memorial at the track at 11:30 a.m. Friday, before the start of racing.

AmericaTab Donates $100,000 to U. of Arizona's Race Track Program

AmericaTab Inc. has contributed $100,000 to the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) to help endow a proposed faculty position to conduct industry business research and to head the group's masters degree program according to RTIP director, Doug Reed.

Ohio HBPA Strikes Account Wagering Deals

The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has approved the transmission of Thoroughbred signals from Ohio to the TV Games Network and XpressBet, and also approved the sending of the signal from Thistledown to However, it has failed strike a deal with AmericaTAB, the account-wagering company owned by Ohio interests.

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