Court hearing on request to block historical horse racing in Nebraska postponed

A Lancaster County District Court hearing set for Tuesday on a request to block Fonner Park from installing historical horse racing terminals has been postponed, according to court staff. No new court date had been set in the case pitting the Nebraska Attorney General's Office against the Nebraska State Racing Commission over its approval of the controversial terminals.

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NE Court to hear case regarding historical horse racing on Tuesday

A hearing has been scheduled in Lancaster County District Court for Tuesday to consider the future of historical horse racing machines in the state of Nebraska. In January, the Nebraska Attorney General's Office asked a judge to nullify the State Racing Commission's decision to allow historical horse racing at Fonner Park in Grand Island.

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Fonner Park CEO Chris Kotulak makes strong argument for historical racing machines

The battle over historical racing machines at Fonner Park will continue on Tuesday. A hearing is scheduled in district court in Lincoln to hear the case against historical racing machines brought by Attorney General Doug Peterson in support of a temporary injunction keep the machines out of Fonner Park. New Fonner CEO Chris Kotulak has been a big supporter of historical racing as something that would give a big boost to horse racing in Nebraska. Over and over again, Kotulak has stressed that in his view historical racing machines are legal. “Historical horse racing is fully parimutuel and anyone who has fought that fact has lost,” Kotulak said. “Plus, slot machines are illegal in Nebraska and I would never undertake in anything illegal.”

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Hiring of General Manager of Oak Grove Racing ...

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (CHDN) announced today the hiring of Darold Londo as President and General Manager of Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel (“Oak Grove”) in Oak Grove, Kentucky. Londo brings an extensive history in the gaming and entertainment industry to the development. Oak Grove conducted its first live harness racing meet in October and November 2019 and is currently undergoing construction of a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) venue, as well as an equestrian center and hotel in southwestern Kentucky.

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