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NEW HORSE RACING TV NETWORK INKS NINE U.S. RACETRACKS

          Nine racetracks "have signed contracts or letters of
     intent" with ODS Entertainment to become part of the
     proposed TV Games Network (TVG), a "national entertainment
     and wagering network featuring horse racing," according to
     an AP report in the Baltimore SUN.  Churchill Downs,
     Hollywood Park and Pimlico are among those that committed
     the "bulk of their races exclusively" to ODS over the next
     five years.  TVG, which "is expected" to begin broadcasting
     by late '98, will been seen on subscriber's TV through cable
     carriage, and will provide odds, weather conditions,
     scratches, equipment and jockey changes, handicapping data
     and results.  Wagering "will be possible" in states that
     have legislation already in place (Baltimore SUN/AP, 9/21).

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