The last track in New Hampshire will now only host poker, bingo(!), and other events. From AP-
The age of live horse racing at New Hampshire’s Rockingham Park is over.
Rockingham Park President Edward M. Callahan says the decision to limit the location to simulcast thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing came because of increased fees imposed by the state.
Timothy “Ted” Connors of the New Hampshire Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission calls it a sad, dark day for the state.
Callahan says the decision had to be made now to give 850 horsemen and seasonal employees time to make other arrangements for the summer.
Personal note- I went to Rockingham Park once with my father during the 1980′s. It was during one of my only two ever visits to New Hampshire.
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