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Racing's new order

Slots have been great for tracks that have them and a disaster for those that don't. Welcome to horse racing's new order.

Updated: July 22, 2005, 7:06 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

By most any definition, Hollywood Park is major-league place. It offers top-class racing, the daily average handle is huge and it has a rich history. Pimlico is the home to a Triple Crown event, offers a decent brand of racing and has an illustrious past. Handle numbers there aren't great, but neither are they terrible.

Yet, Hollywood Park has been given three years to live and Pimlico management has been threatening to haul the Preakness out of town and they say there's no certainty the ...

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