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Pennsylvania battles to keep funding

by Tom LaMarra

The two will be forever linked: the 2004 Triple Crown run by Smarty Jones and passage of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act several weeks later.

The Pennsylvania-bred racehorse was so popular that slot machines authorized by the gaming law—Act 71—were dubbed “Smarty Slots.” It was to be the perfect combination: renewed interest in horse racing because of Smarty Jones, and gaming revenue that could be used to capitalize on that interest.

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