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Saratoga Horse Racing More Popular, More Scandalous

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Updated: 1:21 pm Friday

Horse racing fans in Saratoga Springs won't see the widely anticipated rematch Saturday, between Funny Cide and Empire Maker. Both horses were pulled from the one million dollar Travers stakes because of health problems. This is just the latest bad news for New York's three billion dollar horse racing industry, which faces allegations of corruption and money laundering. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the growing scandal threatens to derail a new hundred million dollar casino.

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...where the ponies are more popular than ever.

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