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Oklahoma panel approves program to assist retired and unwanted racehorses

Retired and unwanted racehorses are a huge problem in Oklahoma. A plan approved by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission would call for funds to be set aside to help pay for retraining and care of Oklahoma-bred thoroughbred racehorses.

BY RANDY ELLIS Published: February 18, 2011
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A state panel approved a rule Thursday that would help racehorses after their days on the track have come to an end.

The rule calls for some money from the Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account to be used to help pay for the retraining and care of Oklahoma-bred thoroughbred racehorses.

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