Traditional Italian-Style Horse Race Coming to Atlantic City

Sep 23, 2013 1967

Gov. Chris Christie approved legislation that would permit Atlantic City to host its own version of the annual Palio di Siena, a special horse race held in Italy for 700 years, Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown announced on Friday.

"The American Palio in Atlantic City" will be held on the city's beaches, according to Brown and Amodeo, who sponsored Bill A-4149. The bill was passed by the Senate and the Assembly by votes of 75-0 and 37-0, respectively, last week. The bill allows the New Jersey Racing Commission to grant one permit for a special race per calendar year, according to No more than two days will be allowed for each race.

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