CDI Faces Scrutiny From La. Racing Commission Over Fair Grounds
The Louisiana State Racing Commission today is slated to address Churchill Downs Inc.'s "10-year license approval to own and operate the Fair Grounds and its off-track betting parlors." CDI's original license was "unanimously approved by the Commission" in '04. But the Commission and the state's Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association "have expressed their concerns about the current state of the track," which saw a 12% year-to-year dip in wagering for the '13-14 meet (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 4/22).