Horse racing season begins with new push for slots at tracks

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Another season of thoroughbred racing is beginning at Fairmount Park in southwestern Illinois, where racetrack officials hope a change in the governor’s office may bring an expansion of gambling. Fairmount opens its 90th season Tuesday. Fairmount Park President Brian Zander tells the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1CiOUKy ) that adding slot machines at horse…

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