Horse racing returns to Hollywood Gaming in Austintown
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Horse racing returns to Hollywood Gaming in Austintown

August 12, 2019

Mahoning Valley Race Course. Post time is 12-15. This was opening day last year at the thoroughbred race track in Austintown. Director of racing operations Mark Loewe tells me purses have increased in four years — because revenue from the casino is up — and the horsemen get a percentage of the money generated by the slots. [A22]20171027 HORSE RACING-SV MARK LOEWE-VP OF RACING OPERATIONS: “WE’VE BEEN SO HAPPY WITH THE TURNOUT FROM THE FANS, THE RACING PRODUCT GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR, AND IT’S JUST BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS STORY. DID IT EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS? I THINK SO, I THINK SO. I THINK AFTER YEAR ONE WE HAD SOME CHALLENGES WITH THE WEATHER AND WE’VE BEEN FORTUNATE THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, THE WEATHER HAS BEEN BETTER.” The races in Austintown are also simulcast at around 500 off track betting operations around the world. They race every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday — one hundred dates that end on April 22nd.

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