Successful Season of Giving at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, January 4, 2013

Contact: Jennifer See 814-464-5409

Successful Season of Giving at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Erie, PA — During the 2012 holiday season, Presque Isle Downs & Casino partnered with five local charities to help raise both monies and goods for our region and those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The casino partnered with The Second Harvest Food Bank, Toys for Tots Foundation, The United Way of Erie County, Presents for Patients and The American Red Cross.

These donations were supported and made possible by both our employees and players.

  • 23,762 pounds of food collected for The Second Harvest Food Bank
  • 1,000+ toys collected for the US Marine Corp Toys for Tots Foundation
  • $18,620 collected for the United Way of Erie County
  • $20,880 raised for Presents for Patients
  • $20,360 collected for The American Red Cross Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy

“The generosity and support given by both our players and our employees has been truly overwhelming this year. I’d personally like to thank each and every one of you for your contributions to make these events such a huge success. These programs benefit the people in our area and we believe in helping take care of our neighbors and those affected by the recent superstorm”, stated Mike Tamburelli, Vice President & General Manger of Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino remains dedicated to supporting the community and will continue to look for opportunities to give back to those in need.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available.
Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

 

Learn more about Presque Isle Downs & Casino at presqueisledowns.com

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Two More Barns Complete at Presque Isle Downs

PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         

Friday, January 4, 2013

Contact: Jennifer See 814-464-5409

Two More Barns Complete at Presque Isle Downs

Presque Isle Downs & Casino announced that two more state-of-the-art barns have been completed that consist of 48 stalls apiece. The 1.3 million dollar project gives the facility a total of 764 stalls including a 48 stall receiving barn and a 24 stall stakes barn.

This new addition will potentially allow races to run with larger fields of horses. In 2010 race fields averaged 7.95 per race… in 2011 that number rose to 8. With the two additional barns that were in place for the 2012 live meet that number rose to 8.2. Property officials are hopeful the fields will grow even larger this year – though quality not quantity is the bigger concern.

“With the addition of two more barns we will be able to accommodate more horses,” said Mike Tamburelli, Presque Isle Downs & Casino VP and General Manager. “We hope the fields will be larger but more importantly to us is that we will continue to attract national-level competition.”

Currently the venue’s premiere race is the Grade II Masters Stakes. “Our races have featured horses that have gone on to win Breeder’s Cup races, such as Groupie Doll, Musical Romance, Informed Decision and Dubai Majesty. Gayego, who won the 2010 Presque Isle Mile and Noble’s Promise, winner of the 2009 Fitz Dixon Memorial Stakes here both ran the Kentucky Derby in their 3-year-old season,” says Presque Isle Downs & Casino Racing Director Debbie Howells.

Wise Dan who won the 2011 Presque Isle Mile has been mentioned as a nominee for an Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and Male Turf Horse of the Year. Both Groupie Doll and Musical Romance are nominees for Female Sprinter of the Year.

“In a very short span we have gone from an ungraded race to Grade II, which is remarkable,” said Tamburelli. “Our live racing product becomes better every year.”

For more information about the upcoming horse race meet please visit www.presqueisledowns.com

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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