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"Committed To Horse Racing"

December 6, 2011:

In the face of a possible deal with a Las Vegas casino giant that could bolster revenues yet compromise its core business, one track remains steadfast in its primary commitment to live racing...read on

Plainridge To Pounce On Expansion?

August 25, 2011:

After years of disagreement by Massachusetts politicians, it finally looks like all of the decision makers are on the same page, as consensus legislation regarding expanded gaming in the state was announced earlier this week...read on

More Tracks Cancelling Due To Heat

July 22, 2011:

Trot Insider has learned that officials with Bangor Raceway (Maine) and Chester Racetrack (Pennsylvania) have decided to cancel their Friday cards of live harness racing due to excessive heat conditions...read on

Mohawk, Sarnia, Kawartha All Cancel

July 21, 2011:

Trot Insider has learned that the Woodbine Entertainment Group has cancelled Mohawk Racetrack's card of live harness racing for Thursday, July 21 due to...read on

Plainridge 2011 Meet Details

May 4, 2011:

Plainridge Racecourse will kick off its 2011 harness racing season on Monday, May 16...read on

Piontkowski On Takeout Reduction, Warning Signs For Racing

March 22, 2011:

"I do know that, after being in business since 1972, everything that everybody's tried hasn't worked and when something's broken you try to fix it...read on

Plainridge To Lower Takeout, Raise ADW Fees

March 21, 2011:

Plainridge Racecourse announced today the takeout rate on all wagers for the 2011 season will be lowered to 15 percent, which will result in the highest payoffs per capita in all of racing...read on

Plainridge Seeks Funds

February 11, 2011:

A Plainridge Racecourse official met with the Massachusetts State Racing Commission this week to determine whether or not more than $2 million in architecture and engineering expenses related to renovations at the track were reimbursable under the commission’s capital improvement fund...read on

DeLeo Still Fighting For Mass. Slots

February 1, 2011:

If anyone thought Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo had given up on slots at Plainridge Racecourse and Suffolk Downs, he straightened them out yesterday...read on

Not A Good Sign In Boston

January 18, 2011:

Deval Patrick, the re-elected governor of Massachusetts, did not send a thrill through backers of track slots Sunday, when he appeared in an interview on WCVB-TV...read on

Plainridge Lays Off 160 Workers

August 4, 2010:

Denying Plainridge Racecourse slot machines means 160 jobs being slashed at Plainridge Racecourse, and that has owner Gary Piontkowski up in arms...read on

Piontkowski Disagrees With Governor

July 19, 2010:

In Massachusetts, Plainridge Racecourse CEO Gary Piontkowski scored with a major story in the Boston Herald where he provided racing’s side of the battle for...read on

No Serious Injuries In Plainridge Fire

May 11, 2010:

Proper planning was the key to averting disaster early Sunday morning (May 9) when fire struck a barn at Plainridge Racecourse...read on

Positive Steps For Plainridge Slots?

April 12, 2010:

If the Massachusetts press has it right, things are looking good for Plainridge Racecourse...read on

Wheeler Revved Up For Plainridge

April 5, 2010:

Whether at work or play, Joel Wheeler is dealing with plenty of horsepower. Wheeler, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, owns two motorcycle businesses as well as...read on


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