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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1996
The first concrete indication of the negative effects slot-machine gambling in Delaware will have on Maryland horse racing came yesterday.Today's reopening of Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County was marred considerably when only 48 horses were entered for the harness track's first Saturday program of the year."
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May 24, 2012
Dover Downs has a smoke-free casino and AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel with 500 guest rooms and suites. This destination also includes the Toppers Spa/Salon inside the hotel. Live racing takes place from November through April, and guests can wager on harness and thoroughbred racing all over the country throughout the year. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: The table games include baccarat, roulette, craps, blackjack, card games and more. The Crown Royal Poker Room has 18 tables.
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NEWS
By Elise Armacost | September 28, 1997
I WENT to the big NASCAR race at Delaware's Dover Downs International Speedway last Sunday, an experience comparable to Wild Bill Hagy enjoying an afternoon of chamber music.Here is all you need to know about my knowledge of motor sports: I had to ask somebody how you tell which driver is in the lead.But then, I didn't go for fun. I went to the Winston Cup Series MBNA 400 to learn what a motor speedway might mean for Baltimore County, where a group of people who call themselves the Middle River Racing Association want to open a privately funded, 54,800-seat track in Middle River by 1999, then expand it to to 87,000 seats in 2002 and 109,600 seats in 2004.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 17, 2004
DOVER, Del. -- At first glance, the exterior of Dover Downs doesn't exactly conjure more famous gambling venues such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City. You won't find long stretches of glittering casinos, hotels and nightclubs. No excessive bright neon lights and blaring signage. The resort is off a busy highway and commercial corridor, with no boardwalk, beach or desert in sight. Yet Dover Downs has its own brand of low-key appeal, one that draws thousands of visitors annually. "Our amenities stack up extremely well with Vegas and Atlantic City, but the attitude is 100 miles south," says Edward J. Sutor, executive vice president/chief operating officer of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. "It's easygoing, and our employees have Southern hospitality.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
Joe De Francis calls it "a big, gray cloud that casts a large, dark shadow."Tim Capps says it's rapidly growing into the region's "900-pound gorilla."Good lord, is Godzilla loose? Not exactly. They're talking about Delaware Park. Silly me. I just thought it was a great place to spend a day at the races.Yesterday, Delaware Park opened for its 61st season of horse racing. And, of course, we all know why Capps and De Francis are concerned: slot machines.Love them or loathe them, they're the money machines driving racing in Maryland's neighbor state.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1997
Residents near a proposed speedway in eastern Baltimore County would not be severely affected by noise from racing cars or motorcycles, according to a new study prepared for the developers, the Middle River Racing Association.Gordon Bricken & Associates, an acoustical and energy engineering firm in Los Angeles, reported that "noise generated by race events can be controlled, and will have a negligible impact on the adjacent communities."Engineers said MRRA will incorporate noise abatement measures, such as berms and the walled exterior of the speedway, to limit noise levels.
TRAVEL
May 24, 2012
Dover Downs has a smoke-free casino and AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel with 500 guest rooms and suites. This destination also includes the Toppers Spa/Salon inside the hotel. Live racing takes place from November through April, and guests can wager on harness and thoroughbred racing all over the country throughout the year. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: The table games include baccarat, roulette, craps, blackjack, card games and more. The Crown Royal Poker Room has 18 tables.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 30, 1992
Most Winston Cup drivers hate Dover Downs International Speedway. They hate its high banks that turn their neck muscles to jelly. They hate its four turns that seem to run into one another, forcing constant attention and demanding they show the arm strength of Rocky Balboa.They hate that each turn on its one-mile course demands something different from the race car's chassis setup.And they hate that a 500-mile race at the Delaware track is an endurance test of a solid 4 1/2 to five hours.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
DOVER, Del. -- Dover Downs International Speedway sits back from Route 13. It is nestled among strip malls and restaurants and its sign can get lost among the many that line the highway. And so A. J. Foyt drove right past the entrance when he arrived here to begin preparing his two race cars for tomorrow's Pep Boys 400, which marks the halfway point in the Indy Racing League's season."The last time I was here, this track was way out of town, in the country," Foyt said, laughing in the heat yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 17, 2004
DOVER, Del. -- At first glance, the exterior of Dover Downs doesn't exactly conjure more famous gambling venues such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City. You won't find long stretches of glittering casinos, hotels and nightclubs. No excessive bright neon lights and blaring signage. The resort is off a busy highway and commercial corridor, with no boardwalk, beach or desert in sight. Yet Dover Downs has its own brand of low-key appeal, one that draws thousands of visitors annually. "Our amenities stack up extremely well with Vegas and Atlantic City, but the attitude is 100 miles south," says Edward J. Sutor, executive vice president/chief operating officer of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. "It's easygoing, and our employees have Southern hospitality.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
DOVER, Del. -- Dover Downs International Speedway sits back from Route 13. It is nestled among strip malls and restaurants and its sign can get lost among the many that line the highway. And so A. J. Foyt drove right past the entrance when he arrived here to begin preparing his two race cars for tomorrow's Pep Boys 400, which marks the halfway point in the Indy Racing League's season."The last time I was here, this track was way out of town, in the country," Foyt said, laughing in the heat yesterday.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
Joe De Francis calls it "a big, gray cloud that casts a large, dark shadow."Tim Capps says it's rapidly growing into the region's "900-pound gorilla."Good lord, is Godzilla loose? Not exactly. They're talking about Delaware Park. Silly me. I just thought it was a great place to spend a day at the races.Yesterday, Delaware Park opened for its 61st season of horse racing. And, of course, we all know why Capps and De Francis are concerned: slot machines.Love them or loathe them, they're the money machines driving racing in Maryland's neighbor state.
NEWS
By Elise Armacost | September 28, 1997
I WENT to the big NASCAR race at Delaware's Dover Downs International Speedway last Sunday, an experience comparable to Wild Bill Hagy enjoying an afternoon of chamber music.Here is all you need to know about my knowledge of motor sports: I had to ask somebody how you tell which driver is in the lead.But then, I didn't go for fun. I went to the Winston Cup Series MBNA 400 to learn what a motor speedway might mean for Baltimore County, where a group of people who call themselves the Middle River Racing Association want to open a privately funded, 54,800-seat track in Middle River by 1999, then expand it to to 87,000 seats in 2002 and 109,600 seats in 2004.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1997
Residents near a proposed speedway in eastern Baltimore County would not be severely affected by noise from racing cars or motorcycles, according to a new study prepared for the developers, the Middle River Racing Association.Gordon Bricken & Associates, an acoustical and energy engineering firm in Los Angeles, reported that "noise generated by race events can be controlled, and will have a negligible impact on the adjacent communities."Engineers said MRRA will incorporate noise abatement measures, such as berms and the walled exterior of the speedway, to limit noise levels.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1996
The first concrete indication of the negative effects slot-machine gambling in Delaware will have on Maryland horse racing came yesterday.Today's reopening of Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County was marred considerably when only 48 horses were entered for the harness track's first Saturday program of the year."
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | May 30, 1992
Most Winston Cup drivers hate Dover Downs International Speedway. They hate its high banks that turn their neck muscles to jelly. They hate its four turns that seem to run into one another, forcing constant attention and demanding they show the arm strength of Rocky Balboa.They hate that each turn on its one-mile course demands something different from the race car's chassis setup.And they hate that a 500-mile race at the Delaware track is an endurance test of a solid 4 1/2 to five hours.
TRAVEL
By Sophia Terbush | February 23, 2009
Go here: The capital of the First State, Dover provides a wealth of historical and cultural attractions, including Amish markets, arts and antiques, the Dover International Speedway, slots and harness racing, and dozens of museums and historic sites, most of which offer free admission. Stay here: Little Creek Inn , 2623 N. Little Creek Road, 302-730-1300. The circa 1860 Italianate three-story inn has five rooms decorated with antiques, reproductions and custom imported linens, and welcomes children older than 12 and well-behaved dogs.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
The Glendening administration may be opposed to slot machines in Maryland, but that hasn't kept the state from helping Delaware promote its slots.For the past few weeks, ads for slot machines at the Dover Downs horse track have been prominently displayed on 90 Maryland Mass Transit Administration buses serving the Baltimore area."
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