NEW KENT, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Racing Commission is set to discuss a dispute that has sharply curtailed off-track betting and threatened to cancel the 2014 racing season at Colonial Downs.
The special meeting is set for Monday morning at the track in New Kent County.
Colonial Downs wants fewer races with higher purses, while the state's horsemen say they need more races to make it worth their while. The two sides have been unable to reach agreement since their contract expired at the end of January.
Without an agreement, the track and the state's off-track betting parlors can't accept any wagers on thoroughbred racing until a deal is reached.
Four parlors are accepting bets only on harness racing. Four others have closed.