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Article: Horse Racing Gets Squeezed By Gambling’s Spread : NPR

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Horse Racing Gets Squeezed By Gambling’s Spread : NPR
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/21/136499967/horse-racing-gets-squeezed-by-gamblings-spread

Races between thoroughbred horses have been held in the United States since the 1600s. With the second jewel in the Triple Crown series – The Preakness – set to run Saturday, its host racetrack is struggling to balance its books.

A 2005 study says that racing directly impacts the U.S. economy to the tune of $10.6 billion a year. And yet, there’s been hand-wringing in Maryland, which hosts the Preakness, over whether an industry that’s been losing millions of dollars a year can survive.

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