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2009-12-18 15:45:00

In the news release, Blow Horn Equity, LLC Announces Its Bid For The Maryland Jockey Club, issued earlier today by Blow Horn Equity, LLC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there was additional text to the release that was inadvertently left out. The complete, corrected release follows: Blow Horn Equity, LLC Announces Its Bid For The Maryland Jockey Club WEST GROVE, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Blow Horn Equity, LLC ("Blow Horn") today announced that it has submitted...

2009-12-18 14:53:00

WEST GROVE, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Blow Horn Equity, LLC ("Blow Horn") today announced that it has submitted a fully funded proposal to acquire the Maryland Jockey Club ("MJC") assets from Magna Entertainment Corporation. "We believe our proposal to be superior to any others because we are horseracing people, not limited to being developers or casino operators. We are optimistic, well funded and innovative. We have successful large business management experience and are assembling...

2009-07-07 18:13:42

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission doubled trainer Rick Dutrow's recommended suspension after a horse tested positive for high levels of Clenbuterol. The commission voted 6-5 Tuesday to hand down the 30-day penalty to Dutrow. A stewards group and hearing officer had initially recommended a 15-day suspension in April, Thoroughbred Times said. Dutrow also will have to return all earnings from Salute the Count, who finished second in the $100,000 Aegon Turf Sprint. Dutrow, who has 10 days...

2009-03-17 15:55:51

Maryland should consider buying the Preakness if Magnus Entertainment tries to sell it to an out-of-state racetrack, the state Senate president said Tuesday. Under state law, Maryland can buy the Preakness, the second leg of thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown, by matching the top offer. State Senate President Thomas Miller said that Maryland should also consider building its own track for the horse race, the Baltimore Sun reported. Miller acknowledged that his proposal is a last-ditch...

2009-03-06 15:06:35

Magna Entertainment, the biggest player in Maryland's thoroughbred industry, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Baltimore Sun reported. Magna, which owns Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, the site of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's annual triple crown, has been struggling to repay a building debt as revenues have sagged. Its Laurel Park (Md.) will continue business as usual for the time being with its winter meet, but the Sun said longer-term prospects...

2009-02-02 21:39:00

AURORA, ON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magna Entertainment Corp. ("MEC" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: MECA; TSX: MEC.A) announced that it has applied today, through Laurel Racing Assoc., Inc. ("Laurel Racing"), one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, to the Maryland VLT Facility Location Commission (the "Commission") for a Video Lottery Operation License (the "VLT License") to operate 4,750 VLTs at Laurel Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (the "Laurel VLT Facility"). While MEC has...


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