Wednesday, March 28, 2007

OTB's in NJ and Real Quiet

New Jersey opens first OTB - 6 years after legislation past to allow off track better facilities, Favorites at Vineland will open to the public on Friday. It is owned by Greenwood Racing, whose holdings include Philadelphia Park, Atlantic City Race Course, and a network of Pennsylvania OTBs.
Favorites comprises 13,500 square feet, and is dominated by an oval sports bar. Fans can watch ballgames and races on high-definition televisions while dining on a grill menu. It will be open noon to midnight, seven days a week.
This place sounds great. I would love to have really OTB in Maryland. We currently have two OTB's (throughout the entire state) that are in remote parts of the state. I think a high end sports bar / OTB would be very successful in Baltimore, and would help create more fans of the sport.....But what do I know?

Real Quiet is back in the breeding shed after being treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet. Syndicate manager Mike Jester said,
"Just to make sure, he covered three mares on each of his last two days at New Bolton. Dr. Dean Richardson and his staff did a great job with him."
Wow...What a great life it must be to be a stallion.

Real Quiet is back in the breeding shed

1 comment:

Pjon10 said...

Vineland is an interesting spot for a OTB in my opinion. Vineland is one of low income areas of the state (they have certain shopping centers that have a lower sales tax rate vs. the rest of the state), the area is populated with many migrant workers because of the amount of farming done in the area also. Seems like this type of investment is welcomed in NJ in what is deemed a low income setting, however, we can't even get upgrades to Pimlico in area that is similar in nature. As you know, high end gamblers aren't going to the new Vineland OTB, they will hit AC, Philly Park and Delaware Park, however, we know this would not be the case if Pimlico was somehow revitalized for Baltimore, as there aren't as many gaming opportunties in the Baltimore Metro area.


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