Churchill's higher takeout reflects struggles to compete with tracks backed by casino money

  • by: BRUCE SCHREINER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 30, 2014 - 12:56 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Before the Kentucky Derby contenders sprint from the starting gates, the crowd at Churchill Downs will hand over millions of dollars at betting windows. Gamblers lucky enough to pick the right colts, thanks to homework or hunches, will be getting a little less back on those winning tickets.

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