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Increases For Massachusetts S-Breds

September 1, 2020:

On the recommendation of the Massachusetts Horse Racing Committee, the commissioners of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission have voted 5-0 in favour to approve a revised allocation of funds from the Race Horse Development Fund that saw the Standardbred program get an additional five per cent for purses and breeding....read on

Plainridge Opening Delayed

June 24, 2020:

When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave its support to a tentative date for live racing to begin at Plainridge Park, it was contingent on Phase-3 of the governor’s reopening plan beginning on schedule. That has not happened and the track's starting date has changed....read on

Plainridge Looking For 100 Race Dates

November 9, 2017:

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has announced that officials with Plainridge Park are looking for the track to host 100 race dates for the 2018 season of live racing....read on

Plainridge Meet Details Announced

March 20, 2015:

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved a request to postpone the opening day of the 2015 Plainridge Racecourse meet for two weeks....read on

Glimmer Of Hope For Suffolk Downs

March 2, 2015:

It was announced late last week that live Thoroughbred racing at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts may not be over, contrary to what was previously believed....read on

Sigh Of Relief At Plainridge

November 5, 2014:

Officials with Penn National Gaming and Plainridge Racecourse are breathing a sigh of relief today, as Ballot Question 3, which called for a repeal of the state’s 2011 casino law, was defeated on Tuesday, November 5. The vote means that Penn National’s $225-million, fully-integrated racing and gaming expansion at Plainridge Racecourse is not in jeopardy....read on

Lawsuit Filed Over MA Slots Licence

May 13, 2014:

It has been reported that George Carney, the owner of Raynham Park, has filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in an attempt to block Penn National Gaming from getting its racino plans at Plainridge Racecourse underway....read on

Plainridge Gets MA Slots License

February 28, 2014:

The preservation of existing harness racing jobs and of the entire Standardbred industry in Massachusetts was a determining factor to award the state’s single slots parlor license to Penn National Gaming Inc., which will develop the project at Plainridge Racecourse and complete purchase of the track....read on

MGC Approves Plainridge’s 2014 Dates

November 14, 2013:

It has been reported that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved 2014 race dates for Plainridge Racecourse....read on

MGC Pondering Final Gaming License

October 8, 2013:

On Monday, October 7, representatives from Penn National Gaming, Parx Raynham and the Cordish Companies each delivered pitches to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission regarding why their companies should land the last gaming license in the state....read on

PNG’s Plainridge Casino Submission

October 4, 2013:

Penn National Gaming today delivered its formal application to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for a Category 2 gaming license for its proposed Plainridge Park Casino located in Plainville, MA. Penn National is proposing a $225 million fully integrated racing and gaming operation located at the current Plainridge Race Track....read on

Update On PNG/Plainridge Deal

September 10, 2013:

It has been reported that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved Penn National Gaming’s takeover of a host-community agreement with Plainridge Racetrack....read on

Penn National To Buy Plainridge?

September 4, 2013:

After allegations of impropriety prompted the state gaming commission to disqualify Plainridge Racecourse from bidding on a slots facility, there's still a chance that expanded gaming could come to the Massachusetts harness racing track....read on

Commission Rules Out Plainridge Slots

August 7, 2013:

It has been reported that the state gaming commission in Massachusetts has disqualified Plainridge Racecourse from being a bidder for the addition of slot machines....read on


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