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  • Revenue Down, Income Up for PNGI

    Despite a 14.3% decrease in net revenue, Penn National Gaming Inc. July 24 reported net income of $2.8 million for the second quarter of this year versus a $12.2 million loss for the same three months of 2013.

  • Mountaineer Casino & Racetrack Resort

    Mountaineer Requests to Reduce Dates, Races

    Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has asked the West Virginia Racing Commission for permission to drop 11 live racing programs in December and reduce the number of races it is scheduled to run in October and November.

  • Deborah Kopatz at her Fox Chapel Farm.

    Ohio Breeder Kopatz Dies at 60

    Deborah Kopatz, an Ohio-based Thoroughbred owner and breeder, died May 8 at age 60. Kopatz owned Fox Chapel Farm near North Canton, Ohio and bred four-time stakes winner King of the Roxy.

  • Ohio Tracks, Horsemen Sign 10-Year Deals

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has signed 10-year racing agreements with the under-construction Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and ThistleDown Racino, formerly known as Thistledown.

  • PNGI, Horsemen Have Agreement on Ohio Track

    Penn National Gaming Inc. and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement in regard to the under-construction Youngstown-area racetrack that will replace Beulah Park.

  • Ohio Panel, PNGI Clash Again Over Track Plan

    Construction of a new racetrack gaming facility in the Mahoning Valley is well under way, but the track's owner and the Ohio State Racing Commission continued a battle over a commitment on the number of stalls Jan. 23.

  • Multi-Breed Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

    Amid another call for separate medication rules for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, the Ohio State Racing Commission has indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy.

  • Lightnin N Thunder to Fruitful Acres

    Lightnin N Thunder, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will relocate to Vincent Harris' Fruitful Acres Farm near Aguanga, Calif., while Hidden Blessing will stand his first season at the farm in 2014.

  • Father Frank Niehaus at River Downs

    Backstretch Advocate Frank Niehaus Dies

    Father Frank Niehaus, who served as the pastor of several parishes in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, in addition to heading numerous chaplaincies, and later was a racehorse breeder and owner, died Sept. 26 at age 84.

  • Ohio Eyes Changes in Drug Policy and Testing

    The Ohio State Racing Commission is moving forward to adopt drug-testing threshold levels as part of national model rules, and also indicated it will switch to post-race TCO2 screening and bring Thoroughbreds into the mix.

  • Longtime Journalist John Kady Dies at 79

    John T. Kady, a former United Press International reporter, bureau chief, and vice president who in recent years was an Ohio correspondent for The Blood-Horse, died of a heart attack in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 4. He was 79.

  • Ohio High Court Agrees to Hear VLT Appeal

    The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on whether a public policy group that had filed suit over the 2011 law that authorized video lottery terminals at Ohio racetracks has standing to appeal.

  • Ohio Racetrack VLT Lawsuit Takes a Turn

    The Ohio Roundtable said June 21 it will not file a memorandum in reply to the state's request that the Ohio Supreme Court not hear the public policy group's appeal of a lower court ruling that rejected its challenge to VLTs.

  • PNGI Invests in Planned PA Racetrack Casino

    Penn National Gaming Inc., in partnership with another company, has submitted a plan to build a racetrack casino in Lawrence County, Pa., not far from its proposed Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown, Ohio.

  • OH Supreme Court Asked to Reject VLT Suit

    The Ohio Attorney General's Office May 28 asked the state Supreme Court to reject an appeal filed by a public policy group that is challenging the constitutionality of a 2011 law that authorized VLTs at racetracks.