Headlines for Thursday, February 6, 2014

  • New Hampshire Governor Renews Call for Casino

    New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan delivered her first State of the State address Feb. 6 and once again urged passage of a bill that would authorize a single high-end and highly-regulated destination resort casino.

  • Sovereign Debt sold for 145,000 guineas on Feb. 6.

    Record Median at Solid Tattersalls Sale

    Group I-placed Sovereign Debt brought the highest price at the Tattersalls February sale Feb. 6 at Park Paddocks in Newmarket, selling for 145,000 guineas ($248,289 in United States funds) to trainer David Nicholls.

  • Gaming Commission Names 3 to NY Casino Board

    The first three members of a casino siting board have been named by the New York State Gaming Commission, a move that starts the clock ticking for when the state will ask developers to bid on the first four casino projects.

  • Monmouth Graded Stakes Schedule Totals $3.5M

    Led by the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 27, Monmouth Park has announced a total stakes schedule of $5.8 million, including 17 graded events worth $3.55 million for the 2014 racing season.

  • Ihtimal comes home strong to win the United Arab Emirates One Thousand Guineas.

    Ihtimal Romps in U.A.E. One Thousand Guineas

    Ihtimal made a powerful statement in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates One Thousand Guineas, closing strongly from off the pace, seizing a commanding lead in the stretch, and romping unchallenged to victory Feb. 6 at Meydan.

  • Report Reflects Competition Faced by Delaware

    Total on-site pari-mutuel wagering at Delaware Park in 2013 totaled $149.2 million, down 4.1% from $155.5 million in 2012, according to the annual report released Feb. 6 by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

  • PNGI Remains Bullish on Casino Properties

    Penn National Gaming Inc. officials said Feb. 6 they don't believe a roughly $100 million decline in net revenue is associated with customers opting for other forms of gambling or entertainment.

  • That Handicapping Show: Robert B. Lewis

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst take another look at Kentucky Derby contenders in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes this weekend. Can Candy Boy hold up to Midnight Hawk? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

  • Candy Boy the Choice in Robert B. Lewis

    The Robert B. Lewis Stakes drew only seven entries, but that's consistent with the average field size for this race the last seven years. Let's take a look at who might win it.

  • Oaklawn, Penn, Charles Town Cancel Feb. 6

    Oaklawn has canceled its Thursday, Feb. 6 card because of below freezing temperatures. Severe winter weather conditions have also forced the cancellation of live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.