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Horse racing at Suffolk Downs on July 9, one of only six days scheduled this year. Facing a drop-off in gambling, Suffolk Downs has announced plans to redevelop the track. (Courtesy of Lauren Owens/The Eye)
Horse racing at Suffolk Downs on July 9, one of only six days scheduled this year. Facing a drop-off in gambling, Suffolk Downs has announced plans to redevelop the track. (Courtesy of Lauren Owens/The Eye)
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A special fund, designed to save the Massachusetts horse racing industry, has an unusual problem: it has too much money and not enough places to spend it. The situation has led to a turf war among owners of different breeds of racehorses — over who should get the money and which group best represents the future of the ailing industry.

This story is part of a two-part series, "Trying To Win But No Place To Show," produced in collaboration with the investigative news organization, The Eye, a publication of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Read the full story here.

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Bruce Gellerman, WBUR reporter. He tweets @AudioBruce.

This segment aired on August 10, 2016.

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