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Why it’s so hard to kill horse racing subsidies

Billionaires are easy targets for lawmakers. Farmers aren't
By Ed Mahon

Pa.’s agriculture secretary confronted about past opposition to cutting horse racing subsidies

In 2017, he opposed a $27 million cut, but now backs governor's plan to shift $200 million away from fund supporting horse farms and tracks
By Ed Mahon

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Report: Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

Instead of a speedy disqualification, the California Horse Racing Board took more than a month to confirm the results.
By The Associated Press


Horse racing’s uncomfortable truth: Horses die — at a rate of more than one per week in Pa.

In Pennsylvania, 87 horses died at the state’s three thoroughbred racing venues last year, a rate of about 1.5 a week. Those include horses which died of racing and training injuries or other causes while at the track.

By David Wenner/PennLive