Horse Racing Groups Hit With Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (April 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Thoroughbred racetrack operator Churchill Downs Inc. has filed suit against two horsemen’s groups, which represent horse owners and trainers, claiming the groups violated the Sherman Act by conspiring to raise the amounts they receive from off-track betting.

In a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Churchill Downs and its Florida race track operator, Calder Race Course Inc., said the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Inc. and the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Group LLC have refused to enter into certain...
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