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As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming
As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming

Sparse crowds greeted Friday's opening day meet for the live horse racing season at Laurel Park. The glass-enclosed grandstand, with aging yellow and orange stadium-style seats, was hot and nearly deserted. A smattering of fans watched races from a patio dotted with metal benches and picnic tables; others camped out in the air conditioning inside where banks of old tube-style TV screens showed races from across the country — Louisiana Downs, Finger Lakes, Monticello, Gulf Stream. Brad Garver sipped a beer and checked the racing forms before making his bets. Over the years he's gone to the track with his buddies, and he's watched beer prices go up and facilities...

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