Senate leaders proposing 42 more racing days: governor leaning toward increase in state cut at fair meetings.
Pending bill, favored by governor, adds 51 racing days; another gives state share in admissions and concessions.
Pari-mutuel betting okayed this year, first time in state history; 18% take (8% to state) is highest in country.
KING, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Bill authorizing sweepstakes on two races each season has passed legislature, would net extra $4 million to state.
Season increased 36 days at major tracks (Bowie, Laurel, Pimlico); 24 days at Hagerstown, Timonium, Marlboro.
ROCKEFELLER, NEW YORK
Season extended from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, totals 323 days; Belmont-to-Aqueduct move adds $3 million for state.
Fifteen-day increase at Turf Paradise track brings season to 210; governor is in favor of general racing expansion.
Legislature passed bill to legalize mutuels (for the sixth time), overrode governor's veto; racing possible this fall.
HUGHES, NEW JERSEY
Pending bills will add 20 racing days, raise the total take from 13% to 14% and increase track admissions 10%.
Plan is to increase breakage from 5� to 10�: two tracks permitted some 10-raccdays, one allowed quinella betting.