Final Turn

Help Us Survive - By William Connelly

Turfway Park celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, but if the Kentucky Legislature doesn't act to pass legislation to allow expanded gambling in Kentucky, the track bugler may be blowing "Taps" instead of the call to the post on closing day this spring.... Read More

A Dig At Dirt - By Mark Popham

Santa Anita, with its Pro-Ride synthetic surface, may have evened things up between the Europeans and North Americans. But reverting to dirt in 2010 at Churchill Downs and the likelihood of the same at Belmont Park in 2011 is a distinct turn-off.... Read More

Gaming in Ohio? No Dice. - By Steve Montemarano

Ohio has a dilemma. Current costs exceed the state budget by $850 million. Gov. Ted Strickland is faced with two options: a) raise taxes, or, b) support an executive order permitting video lottery terminals at racetracks to address the economic shortfall.... Read More

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