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Radio Host Addresses Slots-At-Racetracks Misconceptions

February 14, 2012:

It may not have come during his scheduled program, but Newstalk 1010 host Ryan Doyle stepped behind the microphone Tuesday morning (February 14) in an attempt to address some of the misinformation that has been thrown about since Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced that cuts could be coming...read on

Arbitration Needed For Simo Dispute

October 3, 2011:

According to a report, arbitration is going to be needed to settle the ongoing thoroughbred simulcasting dispute between the Maryland Jockey Club and Penn National...read on

On The New Jersey Front

September 6, 2011:

Three different news stories from the New Jersey horse racing industry reared their figurative heads over the course of the long weekend. One involves Freehold Raceway, while the others are in regard to a legal challenge and a lease dispute on the thoroughbred side of things...read on

Millions In Purses Released To Ill. Tracks

August 10, 2011:

Tuesday, August 9 proved to be the end of a long legal battle for Illinois racetracks. And although the process has taken over five years, the wait has paid off, in millions...read on

Pimlico, Laurel Lost Combined $20M In 2010

April 4, 2011:

On Friday, April 1, state regulators in Maryland released Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park's combined loses in 2010, and the numbers were not pretty whatsoever...read on

Comments On Track Operating Subsidy Bill

March 31, 2011:

"I think the message is very clear -- that the horse racing industry as a whole has to come up with some type of sustainable plan in the short-term because now their back's against the wall."...read on

Track Operating Subsidy, Government Oversight Step Closer To Reality In Maryland

March 29, 2011:

According to a report, racetracks in Maryland are now a step closer to getting a state subsidy for operating costs, but legislators opposed to such a move got pretty figurative about the situation yesterday...read on

Committee Members Defend Indiana Subsidy

March 29, 2011:

Indiana legislators are currently working on a two-year, $28 billion budget which could see the state's subsidy to its horse racing industry cut by more than half. Many are calling for such a move, although influential legislator Luke Kenley has explained why the current structure results in a financial boon for the state...read on

Report: $40M In 'Big M' Funding Raised

March 18, 2011:

According to a report, Jeff Gural and Tom Luchento are today meeting with officials from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration in regard to the plan which would see him lease the Meadowlands...read on

Maryland Racing Wants Three-Year Subsidy

March 17, 2011:

According to a report, on Wednesday, March 16, Maryland horse racing officials said that in order to have the state's racetracks come up with a long-term plan they will need a government subsidy for three years...read on

Hanson Comments On Gov. Christie’s Actions

February 2, 2011:

Jon Hanson, advisor to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and architect of the controversial ‘Hanson Report,’ has commented on the actions Gov. Christie has taken so far in regard to the state’s casino and horse racing...read on

NJ Blames The Tracks

June 3, 2010:

The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has lost, or is losing, its professional sports tenants at the Izod Arena and Giants Stadium, but the state auditor is blaming the Meadowlands’ and Mon...read on

Luchento Questions Atlantic City's M.O.

May 26, 2010:

"What they want to do is to try and stomp out the horse racing business. As soon as we were done for, they'd move right up there (Northern New Jersey). It's clear that if we weren't in their way, they would move in."...read on

Illinois Casinos Don't Want To Pay

November 26, 2008:

It is widely expected that Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will be approving a bill that will see the state's richest casinos pay a $90 million purse subsidy to the Illinois horse racing industry ov...read on

Illinois' $90 Million Purse Subsidy Secured

November 21, 2008:

The Illinois senate recently voted 37-13 in favour of legislation ensuring the state's horse racing industry will keep a $90 million subsidy from Illinois casinos....read on


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