The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association announced June 16 that executive secretary John "Jeb" Hannum will leave his position with the PHBA in September.
Presque Isle Downs reported a total handle of $31,425,213 for its 101-day meet that ended Sept. 28, a stand that was 76 days longer than the track's inaugural meet last year.
MTR Gaming Group Inc., which has been granted a state license to build a horse racing track in Pennsylvania, has plans to build a temporary slot machine parlor where customers can gamble during the two years it will take to build the track.
MTR Gaming Group, Inc., which owns and operates Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort in Chester, West Virginia, announced Friday it has been granted a motion to expedite the appeal of its license to conduct Thoroughbred racing and parimutuel wagering in Erie, Pa. The hearing is scheduled for May.
With minimal discussion, Pennsylvania racing commissioners Thursday morning granted MTR Gaming permission to build and operate a new racetrack in Erie.
MTR Gaming is expected to learn Sept. 26 whether it will receive a license for a new racetrack in Erie, Pa.
MTR Gaming is as interested in acquiring an Ohio racetrack as it is in building a new track in Erie, Pa., according to the company's president.
Presque Isle Downs, the Thoroughbred racetrack proposed for Erie, Pa., was the subject of a Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission hearing Oct. 9 in Erie.
Presque Isle Downs, the Thoroughbred racetrack proposed for Erie, Pa., will be the subject of a Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission hearing Oct. 9. The hearing, at which the public will be afforded a chance to speak, will be held in Erie.
- By Tom LaMarra
A new subsidiary of MTR Gaming Group, owner of Mountaineer Racetrack & Gaming Resort, has applied for a license to construct a Thoroughbred racetrack in Erie, Pa. Live racing hasn't been held in Erie since the late 1980s.
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