From around the region, in our Midlantic racing news brief:
- Peter D. Carlino, who founded Penn National Gaming Inc. and whose family still controls the company, has died. He was 92. According to his Legacy.com obituary, was the first president of Keystone Racing Association, which financed and built the track we know today as Parx Racing. In 1971 he formed Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, which ran a meet at Penn National Race Course from the time of that track’s opening in 1972. Ten years later, Carlino acquired the track itself, which became the basis for the company known as Penn National Gaming Inc. That company today operates 26 facilities in 17 jurisdictions and is run by Carlino’s son, Peter M. Carlino. The elder Carlino’s wife, Elizabeth Powers Carlino, passed away in 1991 after a marriage of more than 45 years. Peter Carlino is survived by his five sons and three daughters.
- Stakes winner Our Entourage will retire to West Virginia’s O’Sullivan Farms, where he will stand at stud, reports The Blood-Horse. Our Entourage, a son of Street Cry out of the Grade 1-winning Dynaformer mare Sand Springs, won five of 20 career starts and earned over $200,000. His most notable victory came in the 2012 Temperence Hill Stakes at Belmont, for three year-olds, where he prevailed by a nose over Called to Serve. His most recent victory, in June of this year, came at the $4,000 claiming level at Suffolk Downs.
- Jerry Villegas and Wesley Ho each won two races at Charles Town last night, while trainer James Locklear won both the first race and the last, both with Villegas aboard… Coco Point, sent off at 7-1, won the $30,000 allowance/optional claiming feature after stalking the pace. He managed the seven furlong distance in 1:27 2/5.
- Five-pound apprentice Hector Caballero won three consecutive races yesterday at Parx Racing. He took the fourth with even-money favorite Nebikon, the fifth with Secret Shifters (5.50-1), and the sixth with 33-1 bomber Anhourofhonor. He now has 82 wins on the year… Trainer Patricia Farro won two at Parx, including the $46,000 allowance feature with Golden Rule; the four year-old has now won two straight… Nine horses were claimed yesterday at Parx.
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