Push to revive Virginia horse racing blurred lines between gambling interests and state regulators

Virginia horse racing in doubt

“When a horse-racing fan publicly accused the Virginia Racing Commission of being too close with the company hoping to buy Colonial Downs and open casino-style gambling facilities in Virginia, the deal’s supporters wanted to assure state lawmakers the allegation wasn’t true.

Commission Chairman D.G. Van Clief Jr. — a former horse industry executive from Charlottesville — wasn’t …”

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