Trainer Kevin Patterson is On Fire

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When Frank Passero, a brash Canadian laying siege to Gulfstream Park, saddled a record 14 straight winners in 1996, the odds of performing that feat stood roughly similar to your shot of getting hit by a meteor. In fact, a theoretical $2 parlay on those victories would have returned a staggering $7 million. Kevin Patterson’s Mountaineer streak stands six short of that, by comparison, and while letting a deuce ride on that cinchy octet would merely make your car payment for the month, those eight MOVED like meteors, most leading at all calls. This ostentatious parade of speed should come as no surprise to followers of the bonafide super-trainer.

“Kevin extracts speed,” said Patterson’s main client, Robert Cole, who as a skilled handicapper and longtime student of the game well comprehends the advantage of shaking loose in front, even tailoring his acquisitions to fit Patterson’s training style. ” I don’t claim closers,” stated the long-successful Cole, who once led the nation in wins and made his considerable fortune in the mortgage business.

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Mountaineer Racetrack Sold in $385M deal

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Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia has been sold to another gaming company and real estate company in a deal that includes two Missouri casinos operated by Eldorado Resorts.

Eldorado announced on Monday it has agreed to sell Mountaineer, as well as Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville, Missouri, for $385 million.

Century Casinos will acquire the operating assets of the three properties for approximately $107 million. VICI Properties Inc. will acquire the land and real estate assets of the three properties for approximately $278 million.

Mountaineer is a popular gaming destination for people living in the Mahoning Valley…