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Kidney failure that will require a transplant has forced Randy Romero, who has worked as an agent for jockey Marlon St. Julien since retiring from the saddle in 1999, to give up the rider's book. Danny Gargan has taken over. . . . The New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday voted against a bill that would bring video slot machines to racetracks in the state, but the bill will still likely be voted on by the full House on Thursday.