Eric Mitchell

Eric Mitchell has worked at Blood-Horse since Oct. 1999, joining the staff originally as a business writer. He has been editorial director/editor-in-chief since Dec. 2009.

Sam Houston Parent Company Posts Big Losses

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.

Youbet.com Promotes Seven Managers

Youbet.com announced the promotion of seven managers Wednesday. Leading the list are former jockey agent Jeff Franklin who has become vice president of product management and Chris McConnell who is now executive director of track relations and player development.

Real Quiet Lawsuit Dismissed

Real Quiet Lawsuit Dismissed

A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday ruled to dismiss a fraud and breach of contract suit involving the retirement of 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet.

TVG Enjoying Triple Digit Growth

The TV Games Network is enjoying record growth due to the opening of Hollywood Park, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and an increasing popularity in Quarter Horse racing at Los Alamitos.

Scientific Games Posts Positive First Quarter

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.

Youbet.com Shake-up Continues as Hermann Resigns

Youbet.com announced the resignation of Phillip Hermann as chief financial officer at the same it welcomed Guy Chipparoni to its board of directors. Hermann is the fifth officer and/or director to leave Youbet.com since November.

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