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New US Course La Mesa Racetrack To Open In 2010
In the US, construction will begin soon on the new US$50 million La Mesa Racetrack & Casino in Raton in New Mexico, following the official "ground-breaking ceremony" by Governor Bill Richardson reported thoroughbredtimes.com. The full project "will take 12-18 months & live racing is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2010". The site is close to the former La Mesa Park (which operated in Raton from 1946-1992) & "plans call for 600 slot machines & a one-mile racetrack with a 7-furlongs chute".