04/20/2004 11:00PM

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The November ballot in Nebraska will contain an initiative proposing two casinos in the state. A separate petition drive still collecting signatures for ballot placement would allow for two casinos in Omaha and up to 4,900 slot and video poker machines in racetracks, keno parlors, and bars across the state. . . . Preparations for the Epsom Derby begin in earnest at Sandown on Friday with the Group 3 Sandown Classic Trial, a 1 1/4-mile race featuring recent listed winners Gold History and Privy Seal. Both appear vulnerable to African Dream, who has won three in a row, and Mutawassel from the red-hot yard of Barry Hills.