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Wyoming Downs sold


September 17, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

Wyoming Downs has been sold to Wyoming Entertainment LLC and the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission conditionally approved a license for the new owner on Wednesday, September 13.

News of the sale was reported by the Associated Press. Eric Nelson owned the track since 1998.

Wyoming Entertainment LLC’s president and chief executive officer, Eric Spector, is reported as saying the new owners look to offer 19 days of racing next season, beginning July 4 and closing on Labor Day. As well, they intend to offer a larger purse structure and make improvements to the facilities.

Offtrack simulcast locations at Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Casper and Evanston are included in the sale.