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NY experts say steady funding needed for retired racehorses

- Associated Press

Experts on thoroughbred racing and retired horses said Tuesday that the last few years have seen progress but more funding and homes are needed to save many aging racehorses from eventual neglect or slaughter.

This artists rendering provided by Churchill Downs shows some of the upgrades planned for the clubhouse at Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift. The $18 million project starting in late fall will renovate space on the clubhouse's third and fourth floors, track officials said Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Churchill Downs via AP)

Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating

- Associated Press

Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift.

Texas Racing Commission keeps new form of e-gambling

Associated Press

A vote by the Texas Racing Commission to keep a rule allowing a new form of electronic gambling at tracks sets up a fight with some state lawmakers, who must soon approve funding for the agency.

Trainer at central Ohio harness track remains dominant

- Associated Press

As the most successful horseman in Ohio harness racing, Scioto Downs-based trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. has license to spend his mornings lollygagging in his loungewear and his evenings hobnobbing in the clubhouse.