Vote on reopening Hialeah set today

THE BALTIMORE SUN

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Hialeah Park will reopen in November if a vote scheduled today in the Florida Senate goes as routinely as expected.

The bill, which would give the track 50 unopposed racing dates extending into 1992, passed yesterday in the State House by a vote of 101-16, after weeks of cajoling and a compromise with the owner of South Florida's two other thoroughbred race tracks.

The historic track has been closed since December 1989, when it shut down after being dramatically outdrawn by Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Track in head-to-head competition.

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