Keyword: Mike Ballezzi

  • Philadelphia Park live racing contract has been extended for seven years.

    Philly Park, Horsemen Strike Deal

    Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced Dec. 10 they have extended their live racing contract at Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack for seven years, with Greenwood promising to make substantial improvements to the backstretch as well as revert most of the grandstand back to a venue for horseplayers.

  • Philly Horsemen Get OK to Intervene on Slots Plan

    The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association was granted the right to intervene in proceedings to determine whether a temporary slot-machine facility at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack should be considered permanent.

  • Philly Park Announces 40% Purse Hike

    With slot machines coming on line next week, Philadelphia Park announced a 40% boost in overall purses for the beginning of the 2007 season.

  • Horsemen Oppose Slots Bill; Track Calls It Greed

    The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is opposed to a racetrack gaming bill that would award 15% of gross revenue to purses and 1% to breed development. Meanwhile, an official at Philadelphia Park said he can't understand the horsemen's position.

  • Philly Park, Horsemen Strike One-Year Deal

    Horsemen and management at Philadelphia Park came to terms on a live racing agreement Dec. 30 and averted a shutdown of live racing and simulcasting at the Pennsylvania track.

  • Philly Horsemen: Purse Revenue Must Be Protected

    Live racing at Philadelphia Park could be suspended Jan. 1, 2003 if management and horsemen are unable to come to terms on a new live racing agreement, which expires at the end of December. Horsemen are particularly concerned over language in the contract that protects their share of purse revenue.