Truro Racino Concept Dismissed

Published: August 30, 2014 09:00 am EDT

Horsemen at Truro Raceway wishing to have a racino concept supported by local government were met with a less than enthusiastic response.

According to Truro Daily News, members of the Truro Horse Owners Association had sent a letter to Colchester County council seeking its endorsement of an expanded gaming facility at the Nova Scotia racetrack.

Council did pass a motion to officially receive the letter as information, but that means no endorsement was given and no further action will be taken at this time.

"I think the letter should go to the province of Nova Scotia, not to us," said Coun. Doug MacInnes in discussing the letter on Thursday night. "I don't think we have anything to do with it so I don't know why this is in front of us."

Steve Morton, who penned the letter along with Dan Mailman, told the Truro Daily News that the intent of the letter was to gauge interest in supporting the concept.

"It's obvious they don't want to support the Truro racetrack," said Morton.

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