Tag: Historical Racing

The Secretariat Turf Course is ready for action. (Image: Colonial Downs)

Horse Racing Returns to Virginia: Colonial Downs Reopens Thanks to HHR Law

After an absence of six years, Thoroughbred racing returns to Virginia next week. The reason: historical horse racing (HHR) electronic gaming machines are resurrecting the state’s dormant equine industry. Slot machines and casino gambling remain illegal in Virginia, on the eastern edge of the Bible Belt. However, the State General […]

Historical racing machine revenues from Churchill's Derby City venue helping to boost Kentucky Derby purse. (Image: Louisville Business First)

Historical Horse Racing Machine Legality Heads Back to Kentucky Supreme Court

The Kentucky Supreme Court says it is again examining the legality of historical horse racing machines. The move follows an appeal from the Kentucky Family Foundation. The organization seeks to overturn a lower court decision on the slot machine-like terminals. An opinion is expected to be fast tracked. But, exactly […]

Arlington Park is one of three surviving racetracks in Illinois that could benefit from slot machines powered by historical horse racing algorithms. (Image: Four Footed Fotos/Paulick Report)

Could Horse Racing’s Past Save Its Future? Illinois, Virginia Look to Historical Gaming Machines for Slot-Like Revenues

It’s no secret the equine industry has been experiencing hard times. But in Illinois and Virginia, two major horse racing and breeding states, there’s new hope that “historical horse racing” machines will bring new gaming revenues to struggling tracks. Such HHR machines — essentially slots with random-number generators built on […]