10/27/2008 12:00AM

Beulah resumes sending signal


Beulah Park has resumed sending its live signal to out-of-state simulcast sites after the track and its horsemen suspended a dispute over simulcasting that dates back to Oct. 14, according to officials of the track and horsemen.

Beulah canceled three live race cards because of the dispute before reopening for live racing last Wednesday without sending its signal to out-of-state sites. Beulah cut purses by 46 percent for the cards beginning Wednesday, but purse levels were restored Monday.

"We just kind of made an agreement to disagree," said Michael Weiss, general manager of Beulah. "We're still going to discuss or negotiate or talk. We just temporarily put our differences aside to be further explored later."

Dave Basler, executive director of the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, said the dispute revolved around source-market fees for bets made through account-wagering operations for the second half of 2008. Beulah is not now sending its signal to any account-wagering operations.

Beulah is also in a dispute with horsemen over the live racing schedule for 2009. Earlier this year, the track requested two Thoroughbred dates and 24 Quarter Horse dates, but Ohio regulators rejected that request.