Horse racing in Atlantic City proper? It can be the case this October, when the American version of Palio racing is planned to be run.
Unlike the version in Italy where they race around the piazza, plans are to run their races on the beach. Legislation has been proposed to allow an operator of a race meet at a racetrack to run these races with wagering provided they give up a corresponding number of days at the racetrack they have days scheduled. Being ACRC has already completed their race meet, it looks like the NJTHA will step in and run this special meet (with wagering) and give up two of the dates they have at the Meadowlands.
I realize at times I have a myopic view of things; not wanting to do squat to help the Atlantic City casino interests, but why anyone would want to lift one finger to help a struggling industry that has been trying to destroy you puzzles me. However, if there is a buck to be made, I guess principle goes out the window.
I would love someone to explain the logic of this to me.