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    A federal judge has ruled against former Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo in their lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and several commission employees in a case involving Gill and Adamo’s ejection from Penn National racetrack in 2010.

    But Gill, a controversial owner who sold his bloodstock after the 2010 incident, predicted a slew of federal indictments will prove that he was railroaded by Penn National “insiders” who were engaging in offshore betting and other illegal activities.

    read more....

    http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ra...tments-coming/

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    • fabulous (where is the sarcasm icon when you need it)

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      • Congratulations to newly elected HBPA President Tim Shea. This is a positive development. A man of integrity and fine character.

        The newly elected slate of officers are also decent folks as well.
        Well done folks
        "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
        Michael Gill-2010

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        • Originally posted by Me View Post
          Ok folks,
          Let's talk about the parent company Penn National Gaming.

          The recent referendum up in Maine was a shocker. All of the new casino's were voted down. They were all-especially the slots at tracks expected to pass easily. These casinos were to be run by Indian tribes. The only one that did pass was table games for Hollywood casino in Bangor. Thus PNGI was the big victor up in Maine.

          Once was a time I didn't like Frank Stronach very much. Thought he wasn't good for racing. I was thrilled to hear he got the Maryland tracks. PNGI changed my mind about him. That organization has done nothing but be a detriment to racing wherever they go.

          On a recent trip to Pittsburgh I had the pleasure of visiting The Meadows. The place has beautiful surrounding farms looks like a little piece of Lexington. Many new businesses in the area. Fine homes. In short, the place is and looks quite prosperous.

          Where is the prosperity that was supposed to come to the capitol region? Grantville itself is still the same hardscrabble little place it's always been. Most of the farms are for sale and not selling. Look like they haven't seen a coat of paint in 30 years. About 75% or more of the population in the town live in trailers. You'd have thought they'd have done a little better in the home town of their flagship track.

          Stalls are only given to people from out of state. There are people in there that have been living here for 7 and 8 years and still won't change there truck license plates for fear of being thought of as a local and losing stalls. This while there are empty stalls in every barn? WTF? Yeah, locals getting stalls is like winning the lottery but faraway folks are invited in there. That's right invited. I've had them tell me they got letters inviting them to apply.

          You may find reasons or excuses for this policy of theirs but the consequence of it is that much of the money generated by it goes out of town. Central Pennsylvania is getting no benefit and all the negatives from having this obscene casino.
          After the politicians were promised everything in return for voting this place in this is what's happened.

          Also, speaking of money, check this out:
          http://aflcio.org/corporatewatch/pay...TOKEN=62460429
          Peter Carlino the chairman raked in a whopping $9,469,277 in total compensation last year. The few shareholders that I've met and showed this to are appalled. All while fighting tooth and nail any and all efforts of worker organizing or unionization there.


          Additionally, while the economy still struggles along this place continues to post record profits every month. Where are all the new jobs that were supposed to come with this? Where is the promised prosperity for central PA?

          For this I recommend 2 things

          1) No more racinos. Folks in other states learn from our mistakes. This is not going to save horse racing. Fight against any and all expansion of gambling in your states. Worst part of it is when they get as profitable as this they have more to throw at politicians. Next thing you know your statehouse is working for casino interests.

          2) Politicians of Pennsylvania, for their broken promises and unmatched corporate greed I'd recommend the imposition of a windfall profits tax on the state's casinos. Clobber them good. Tax them till they cry
          An update on this one:

          Peter M. Carlino
          Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
          PENN NATIONAL GAMING INC
          Ticker: PENN
          Headquarters: WYOMISSING, PA
          Industry: Amusement And Recreation Services
          In 2011, Peter M. Carlino received $11,978,334 in total compensation. By comparison, the average worker made $34,053 in 2011. Peter M. Carlino made 352 times the average worker's pay. See how other workers compared.
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          CEO Pay Breakdown
          2011

          Salary $1,702,745
          Bonus $0
          Value of Stock Awards $2,332,228
          Value of Option Awards $4,966,050
          Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation $2,556,981
          Change in Pension Value and Deferred Compensation Earnings $0
          All Other Compensation $420,330
          Total $11,978,334

          courtesy paywatch.org


          Seems Mr Carlino got his pay raised 2 million dollars since I last posted his out of control pay. Any horsemen see any significant increases in their income this year?
          "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
          Michael Gill-2010

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          • Originally posted by Profidia View Post
            An update on this one:

            Peter M. Carlino
            Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
            PENN NATIONAL GAMING INC
            Ticker: PENN
            Headquarters: WYOMISSING, PA
            Industry: Amusement And Recreation Services
            In 2011, Peter M. Carlino received $11,978,334 in total compensation. By comparison, the average worker made $34,053 in 2011. Peter M. Carlino made 352 times the average worker's pay. See how other workers compared.
            Share
            CEO Pay Breakdown
            2011

            Salary $1,702,745
            Bonus $0
            Value of Stock Awards $2,332,228
            Value of Option Awards $4,966,050
            Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation $2,556,981
            Change in Pension Value and Deferred Compensation Earnings $0
            All Other Compensation $420,330
            Total $11,978,334

            courtesy paywatch.org


            Seems Mr Carlino got his pay raised 2 million dollars since I last posted his out of control pay. Any horsemen see any significant increases in their income this year?
            I will personally confirm that they have no interest in racing and even less interest in the welfare of the horses or the people working there. Just a business venture that has worked out quite well for a few people.

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            • http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind...el_gill_d.html
              Heh Heh Heh
              "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
              Michael Gill-2010

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              • Nice to see this resurected, thanks for the update! Wonder how Adamo is paying his lawyer?
                Last edited by Acertainsmile; Mar. 14, 2013, 11:38 PM.

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                • Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. What a shame

                  Maybe Joe "I hate Horse Racing" Drape will just for fun toss in a few bucks in the collection plate for Gill to resume his legal fund.

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                  • I imagine that the fact that the most outspoken jockey is now dead factored in a bit as well. I hope someone else has picked up the torch Tommy left behind.
                    McDowell Racing Stables

                    Home Away From Home

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                    • We're on a real roll here
                      http://www.paulickreport.com/news/th...o-ban-trainer/
                      This is the second right decision these people have made in the same year! Good call Commission!
                      (Now if they can keep program trainers from running this guy's horses they'll really be doing something)
                      "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
                      Michael Gill-2010

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                      • Well it's about time...that guy is the scum of the Earth, always has been.

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                        • Originally posted by Acertainsmile View Post
                          Well it's about time...that guy is the scum of the Earth, always has been.
                          True enough,
                          For some reason Pennsylvania seems to be a real lightning rod for people like this.

                          Before we go overboard with praise for the commission perhaps we might ask why was this guy running horses every day last season up at Presque Isle? In all likelihood he probably had stalls up there. It's this inconsistency that gets them in trouble and ensures that people continue suing them.

                          If they can't even effectively police their own state we can forget about them respecting any other state's rulings. If they're nothing else they are certainly the nations best poster children for Federal oversight.
                          "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
                          Michael Gill-2010

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                          • Originally posted by Me View Post
                            True enough,
                            For some reason Pennsylvania seems to be a real lightning rod for people like this.

                            Before we go overboard with praise for the commission perhaps we might ask why was this guy running horses every day last season up at Presque Isle? In all likelihood he probably had stalls up there. It's this inconsistency that gets them in trouble and ensures that people continue suing them.

                            If they can't even effectively police their own state we can forget about them respecting any other state's rulings. If they're nothing else they are certainly the nations best poster children for Federal oversight.
                            Ok folks, this is where it starts to be fun.
                            Question......Is the city of Erie still part of the State of Pennsylvania? Yes? Good that's what I thought.
                            On the 13th of May at Presque Isle Downs we had the following horses run:
                            Ghost is Fine finished 4th in the 1st
                            Wenaha finished 7th in the 4th
                            Sweetie Try finished 7th in the 6th
                            Leandros (FR) finished 10th in the 8th
                            On the 15th we had
                            ET Go finished 8th in the 5th
                            and on the 19th we have entered
                            Seize the Fire in the 1st.

                            All of these horses are trained by a one Burton K Sipp.

                            Come on Commission just WTF?!!!
                            You won't let him in Penn or Philly because he's a known undesirable yet he can do anything he wants at Presque Isle? This is BS of the highest order.
                            This commission is an embarrassment and the nation's number one poster children for Federal Intervention.
                            "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
                            Michael Gill-2010

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                            • Bump
                              (hoping this website might be working by now)
                              "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
                              Michael Gill-2010

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                              • Wow.
                                But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson

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                                • Originally posted by Profidia View Post
                                  Ok folks, this is where it starts to be fun.
                                  Question......Is the city of Erie still part of the State of Pennsylvania? Yes? Good that's what I thought.
                                  On the 13th of May at Presque Isle Downs we had the following horses run:
                                  Ghost is Fine finished 4th in the 1st
                                  Wenaha finished 7th in the 4th
                                  Sweetie Try finished 7th in the 6th
                                  Leandros (FR) finished 10th in the 8th
                                  On the 15th we had
                                  ET Go finished 8th in the 5th
                                  and on the 19th we have entered
                                  Seize the Fire in the 1st.

                                  All of these horses are trained by a one Burton K Sipp.

                                  Come on Commission just WTF?!!!
                                  You won't let him in Penn or Philly because he's a known undesirable yet he can do anything he wants at Presque Isle? This is BS of the highest order.
                                  This commission is an embarrassment and the nation's number one poster children for Federal Intervention.
                                  I hope that you (or someone with racing connections) are able to email that information to the local paper and racing papers, as well as the Commission.

                                  Outrageous..

                                  ETA; Why has this person not had his license suspended? He has been banned from one track, so surely he must have done something that could be suspension worthy..
                                  Last edited by skydy; May. 16, 2013, 07:58 PM.

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                                  • Originally posted by skydy View Post
                                    I hope that you (or someone with racing connections) are able to email that information to the local paper and racing papers, as well as the Commission.

                                    Outrageous..

                                    ETA; Why has this person not had his license suspended? He has been banned from one track, so surely he must have done something that could be suspension worthy..
                                    Well.....
                                    In an article written in The Trentonian Newspaper back in the early '90s Linda Dougherty described him as "the most reprehensible man to ever grace the backside of a racetrack" Trust me that's an incredibly bold statement as there are some pretty bad people at most tracks. To be the worst one must really work long and hard at earning such a title. Mr Sipp did exactly that. His list of violations were the stuff of legend, not the least of which was killing horses for insurance money, jury and witness tampering, many assorted other things to make the Gill crew look like a bunch of choirboys.

                                    Want to amuse yourself? Go ahead and google the guy and see what all comes up. His mother may disagree, but I don't see anything good this guy has ever done with his life. He appears to be a waste of food and oxygen.

                                    The quote from Ms Dougherty was in reaction to the PA Racing Commission at the time licensing him and letting him back in the sport. It's all their doing that the racetracks of America have him so I doubt if alerting them to anything would have any more impact than distant mouse flatulence.
                                    They can check equibase just as easy as the rest of us to see what he's up to. In fact aren't they in communication with them every day anyway?
                                    Is really no excuse for any of this. PA Racing Commission is a disgrace.
                                    "I am going to have horse racing as my business, and my hobby will be punishing each and every one of you pinheads, so happy blogging you have my attention"
                                    Michael Gill-2010

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                                    • I remember the first time I had ever heard his name, was 1982 and my first summer at the track. I watched 3 horses collapse and die during the first 2 weeks at the meet, all in front of me being unsaddled after they ran. Galloped at a farm with a jock that was suspended after being set up by Sipp. He is in fact one of the lowest of the lows and always has been. He should have never been reinstated anywhere.

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                                      • I'm speechless.

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                                        • Wow I can't believe this I've heard about him but I never thought he was still training.

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