Velvet Snow, a 4-year-old daughter of Subordination, takes on 10 rivals in the $170,700 Royal North Handicap (Can-III), on the Civic Holiday Monday at Woodbine.
Robert Costigan's Inish Glora, last year's Sovereign Award winner as Canada's top female turfer, takes on a select group of five rivals, including stakes-winning shippers Ocean Drive and Dyna Da Wyna, Saturday at Woodbine in the featured $272,250 Nassau Stakes (Can-III).
Inish Glora indulged in a little grandstand gazing in the final strides of the $309,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-II), but all eyes were on the bay when she crossed the wire first in the (about) 1 1/8-mile turf event at the Toronto oval on Sunday.
Skymarc Farm's Madeira Mist and jockey Patrick Husbands outfought First Quarter and Na Somsanith in the final jumps to win a thrilling renewal of the $171,750 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-III) by a scant nostril Saturday at Woodbine.
Gtech Holdings, a lottery systems operator and co-owner of Turfway Park, reported first quarter earnings that were 6-7 cents higher than analysts' expectations.
Maxxam, the industry conglomerate that owns Sam Houston Race Park, posted a huge first quarter loss after its aluminum operation declared bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is not expected to affect racing operations.
Canterbury Park Holding reported an 11.4% increase in revenue and a 28.6% increase in net income for the first quarter ending March 31. Revenue of $8.9 million and net income of $931,038 were records.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, parent company to the TV Games Network, posted a steep first quarter net loss due to $297.8 million write-off and declining revenu
Higher insurance costs and a lack of live racing caused Churchill Downs' first quarter losses to deepen.
MTR Gaming Group, the owner of Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort, reported double digit increases in revenue, earnings, and net income for the first quarter ending March 31.
Penn National Gaming reported record earnings and revenue for the first quarter ending March 31, but also had profits slip after a large write-off of debt.
Scientific Games reported $5.4 million, a gain of 10 cents per common share, in net income for the three month period ending March 31. For the same period a year ago, the company reported a net income of $4.1 million or a loss of 10 cents per share.
Canterbury Park reported a 114% increase in revenue and a 300% increase in earnings per share for its first quarter. The strong performance is attributed to the Minnesota racetrack's card room. Call Now, the owner of Retama Park, saw revenue increase but so did its net loss.
Youbet.com reduced its net loss for the first quarter of the year by 31% to $2.4 million, or 12 cents per share. During the same period a year ago, the company reported a net loss of $3.4 million, or 17 cents per share. The online horse racing and wagering service also gained 1,400 new subscribers between Jan. 1 and March 31.
Magna Entertainment reported an 87% increase in earnings to 28 cents per share along with double digit increases in revenue and net income for the first quarter ending March 31.
A 45.9% increase in revenue at Charles Town Races helped its parent company Penn National acheive record revenue, earnings, and net income for the first quarter of the year.
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