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Wanna bet? Dont hold your breath
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HORSES MAKE THEIR WAY around the course in a race at this years Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races. - photo by Lindsay Jennings
When the Supreme Court ruled Monday that states outside of Nevada would be able to legalize sports gambling, there was one school of thought here in Kershaw County, Camden, in particular, that the ruling could be a boon to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races. For years, those unaware of the Palmetto State’s long-held laws prohibiting gambling thought it was strange that you would run a day of racing without being able to head to the betting window before hooves met the turf to place a wager on their favorite horse or, horses. After all, the majority of people who casually watch horse racing on television, once or twice a year, tune in to view a Triple Crown race in which odds are constantly updated either on the main screen itself or, the crawler on the bottom of the telecast.

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