Gov. Spitzer is considering a plan to close the famed Aqueduct Racetrack and expand Belmont Park by adding a casino and more racing at the Long Island track, sources in the Capitol said yesterday.
Spitzer may say neigh to Aqueduct, but have big plans for Belmont
Insiders familiar with the plan said they expect opposition to come from Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (D-Queens), who represents the area where Aqueduct is located.
Update NY Times, 5/20/07:
Spitzer Is Said to Be Weighing a Track Overhaul That Would Close Aqueduct
The horse racing industry Web site Bloodhorse.com reported last week that Governor Spitzer had proposed that Aqueduct be shut down and the 192-acre property be sold to developers.