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American Pharoah trainers say decoupling could ‘ruin’ horse racing in Florida

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It doesn’t take much horse sense to know decoupling is a bad idea, say Florida Thoroughbred trainers. On Monday, Kevin McKathan and his brothers – the family who brought up Triple Crown winner American Pharoah — stepped forward to condemn the latest attempt at gambling expansion. Lawmakers are once again considering decoupling – removing the race requirements for slots and card rooms at pari-mutuels. Racinos and big-name casino companies are doubling down on any Florida politician who gives the idea…

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