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The echo of pounding hooves


The future of chariot racing is looking pretty dim, John Williams, with the state racing committee, said.

Most of the racers are old-timers. Williams, who has been racing for 14 years, said people say they are not chariot racing because there is no money it.

“There is no money in other horse sports, but they are going great guns,” Williams said.

With as many as 30 teams racing just a few years ago, the state championship races have only 19 teams qualifying.

To qualify for the state races, competitors must participate in six races on the schedule.

Those who are not qualified will be abl...

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