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Kentucky tracks competing for dates

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky racetracks are suddenly elbowing one another for racing dates in 2013.

Most notably, Churchill Downs is competing for September racing traditionally allotted to Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.

Some prominent horsemen said the competition is a sign of the struggles to stay competitive with out-of-state tracks offering higher purses and slot machines.

Kentucky Downs Track at Franklin is asking for three racing dates next March.

It is up to the Kentucky horse racing commission to award race dates for the tracks.

The commission will meet later in October.

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