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June 21, 2022

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

  • Two proposals unveiled so far would each spend $220 million to update and improve a little-used track and add a casino and hotel.
    Associated Press

    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Horse races are regularly held in only two spots in Nebraska, and the tracks in Grand Island and Columbus are usually pretty quiet apart from the rumble of thoroughbreds that stomp past the half-empty grandstands.

    Suddenly, though, communities throughout the state are clamoring to revive mothballed tracks and build new ones.

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