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Tucumcari may make another bet on racetrack January 31, 2009

Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses, Sports, Towns.
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Tucumcari, N.M., is betting that another horse-racing license will come open in the next two years and has decided to keep its option on purchasing land between Interstate 40 and Route 66, reports the Quay County Sun.

Tucumcari lobbied hard last year to get the racetrack, but the state awarded the license to Raton, N.M.

The town is betting that one or two proposed new racetracks won’t be built because of the downtown of the economy. That would free up a racing license, and presumably give Tucumcari another shot at it.

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