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Article: Will Casino Plan End Aqueduct Horse Racing? – Metropolis – WSJ

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Could tis spell the end of Aqueduct?

Will Casino Plan End Aqueduct Horse Racing? – Metropolis – WSJ
http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/01/09/will-casino-plan-end-aqueducts-horse-racing/

As part of its plans to ultimately build a full-service casino resort at the Aqueduct racetrack — along with a massive convention center — gambling giant Genting has been in discussions with state officials to shut down horse racing at the site. In exchange, the company is offering to augment the racing facilities at nearby Belmont racetrack, according to people familiar with the discussions.

As part of the plan, Genting is seeking to redevelop portions of Belmont and “winterize” the track, allowing horses to safely race there in the winter. That could mean moving the grandstand, among other investments, the people said.

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