The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 November 2003

You bet

Well, actually, you didn't, which is why Sallisaw's Blue Ribbon Downs, the state's first pari-mutuel racetrack, was scheduled to be auctioned off tomorrow, only to be rescued at the last minute by the Choctaw Nation, which also owns a casino in nearby Pocola.

Terms of the sale were not announced. Speculation continues that Remington Park in Oklahoma City, the state's largest racetrack, may be in deep trouble as well; the general feeling seems to be that the casinos are drawing many potential bettors away from the tracks. I stay away from the tracks, but this is mostly because I coughed up quite a bit of cash playing the ponies in my younger days and I have no reason to think I'm any better at it now than I was then.

Posted at 3:48 PM to Soonerland

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