At least both ‘sides’ are in support of thoroughbred racing. Whether it takes public or private investment is a debate that will not end with New Jersey. Here’s an excerpt from the article on nj.com:
Christie says he wants to save N.J. horse racing industry, but not with state subsidies
PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Chris Christie today said he appreciates a new plan advanced by Democrats to revamp casinos and horse racing in New Jersey, and said he’d like to save horse racing as long as the state doesn’t subsidize it.
“I want horse racing to continue in New Jersey,” Christie said at a campaign appearance for Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett. “If there’s a model that doesn’t require government money, I’m sure we’ll be able to work it out. I appreciate the proposal the Democrats made. I think there’s a lot of similarities between the two and we’ll be able to work it out.”
For the rest of the article from nj.com, go here: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/10/nj_gov_christie_says_he_apprec.html
Posted on October 19, 2010