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Thumbs Down For Proposed US Track
In the US a close vote has seen constituents of a town in California turn their backs on a proposed racecourse. The plan put forward by Magna Entertainment Corporation for a US$250 million horse racing complex was given the thumbs down "by less than 300 votes yesterday," reports bloodhorse.com on a vote where "the final tally showed the opposition winning with about 53% of the 4,913 total ballots cast.' Some 66% of the voters turned out in a town which has been divided over the issue over the past couple of years, and where people power "overturned four separate actions that were approved by the Dixon City Council allowing the racetrack and accompanying development to go forward. A grassroots citizens campaign qualified the opposition measures for the ballot and prevailed with an anti-gambling message."