WaPo highlights Minor's horse racing dreams
Could Internet entrepreneur and Landmark Hotel owner Halsey Minor be horse racing's savior? That's what sports writer Andrew Beyer suggests in a column that ran in the April 11 edition of the Washington Post. Calling Minor a "smart, innovative optimist," Beyer profiles Minor's attempt to purchase the holdings of Magna Entertainment, a bankrupt company which owns several racetracks, including Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. "Turning around American racing is my passion," Minor tells the Post. "It's what I think about all day. It's a psychological weakness." The article states that Minor spends hours each day looking for sites on which to build new racetracks, but did not mention the four different lawsuits from Minor's creditors seeking $60 million, including a suit over $10.5 million in allegedly unpaid construction loans on the Landmark Hotel.
–updated on April 13 at 5:22pm