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Article: Racino expansion fuels debate over drugs in horse racing | cleveland.com

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Racino expansion fuels debate over drugs in horse racing | cleveland.com
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/09/horseracing_critics_worry_that.html

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Casino gambling at Ohio horse tracks will fatten racing purses and could rejuvenate the sport in the state, but the higher stakes also will give trainers more of a reason to cheat.

Horse racing has long faced questions about whether trainers use medication to gain an unfair edge. Controversy flared again this year after the New York Times reported that 3,600 horses — an average of 24 a week — died during racing or training in the United States from 2009 through 2011.

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