CINCINNATI, May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center announced today that it will host the opening day of its live thoroughbred horse racing season at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014. Live racing will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Belterra Park through October 19, 2014, with various special racing dates also available. National Museum of Racing Hall of Famer, and the youngest jockey to ever win the U.S. Triple Crown – Cincinnati's own, Steve Cauthen, will also be available for autographs.
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Live racing can be easily viewed throughout most of Belterra Park's facilities which include 1,500 games as well as Burger Brothers, Favorites, Market Buffet, Nosh, and Stadium restaurants.
"We are pleased to announce the first day of an exciting season of racing at the all new Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center," stated Kevin Kaufman, Vice President & General Manager. "With the recent grand opening of our brand new integrated gaming and racing destination, our guests will now be able to enjoy the very best in thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering along with an incredible overall entertainment experience."
Belterra Park team members, Horsemen's Association members, Ohio State Racing Commission members and local community officials will be in attendance for a brief ceremony and remarks to commemorate the day. In addition, Belterra Park will announce a $50,000 partnership donation to the Anderson Township Veterans Memorial Committee for the development and creation of a new veteran's memorial. Belterra Park will dedicate races to the Ohio Lottery Commission, the Ohio State Racing Commission and military veterans throughout its first day of racing.
About Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center
Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, owned by PNK (Ohio), LLC, will provide a best-in-market entertainment destination featuring 1,500 games and six dynamic restaurants that include relaxed dining options, River Downs Club where simulcast wagering takes place, a VIP Lounge called Club 38, live racing on a 1 mile dirt track and the only turf track in Ohio (will open in 2015), pari-mutuel wagering and complimentary self and valet parking.
About Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) owns and operates 15 gaming entertainment properties, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Ohio. The Company also holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.
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CONTACT: Reginald Dotson Public Relations Manager Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. 219-306-0712 (Cell)
Source:Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.