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National Gambling Commission / Horse Racing #36522

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 04, 1975
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(Studio) National gambling commission opens 2 days of hearings in Washington, DC to discuss government's proposal to regulate horse racing; spns. for industry say they prefer state control.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) At Aqueduct race track, $6 million spent each year just to keep races honest. On day of race, horses examined at least twice before race. [Chief vet Dr. Manuel GILMAN - discuss racing improprieties of past, incling. horse switching, drugging etc.] New York racing association runs blood and urine tests on every horse that comes in 1st or 2nd. At Aqueduct, all medications and drugs banned before race.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Studio) At Roosevelt Raceway, agents who sell and pay betting tickets go on strike; race closed to public, but it was run anyway because nearly $ million placed in off-trace betting parlors.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Jackson, Gregory;
Reasoner, Harry

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