Posts Tagged ‘horse racing’

Plans coming to repair horse track, but no funding

by Associated Press Published: July 20,2012

Tags: engineer, entertainment, funding, funds, harness racing, horse, horse racing, park, racing, recreation, repairs, sports, track

STARKVILLE — Mississippi Horse Park director Bricklee Miller says a local engineer is currently developing plans to repair the facility’s damaged harness racing track, but funding is needed to go forward on the project. Once repair plans and cost estimates are finalized, Miller said she would approach the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors about funding […] [...]

Officials pushing for renovations at Mississippi Horse Park

STARKVILLE — Officials with the Mississippi Trotting Association say the Mississippi Horse Park could become a heavily used harness racing venue in the South if improvements are made to the facility’s track. While racing officials have high hopes for the venue, horse park officials say a lack of interest in harness racing over the years […] [...]

Churchill Downs buying Delta casino

by Associated Press Published: September 14,2010

Tags: casinos, gambling, gaming, horse racing, hospitality, hotels, mergers and acquisitions

GREENVILLE — The parent of Churchill Downs race track is getting into the full-fledged casino business. Churchill Downs Inc. said it has agreed to acquire Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel in Greenville for about $138 million. Churchill said the cash deal is subject to regulatory approval but is expected to be completed in the next […] [...]

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