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Tracks forced to refocus on racing?

Ontario is forcing the racing industry to learn to stand on its own

Updated: July 3, 2013, 11:35 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

For the many years that the slot money was pouring in the Ontario racing industry held itself up as one of the major success stories in the sport. The thoroughbreds at Woodbine and Fort Erie and the standardbreds that competed at the 16 tracks spread across the province ran for big money and the breeders were pumping out horses by the thousands to fill the many racing cards.

But, underneath the fat purses, something was wrong. The sport had veered off the tracks, so ...

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