07/02/2004 12:00AM

Indiana won't ban Kentucky signal


The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has rejected a ban on Kentucky horse racing signals at Indiana racetracks, according to the commission's executive director, Joe Gorajec.

Such a ban had been debated after the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Agency withdrew its Kentucky signals from offtrack betting locations in Clarksville and Evansville, Ind. Both OTB's are owned by Indiana Downs and provide competition for the wagering dollar with Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., respectively.

Gorajec said the commission's decision followed a study that analyzed the economic consequences of solutions to the conflict.