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Published July 14, 2012, 05:48 PM

Horse Racing is underway in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Local horse racing fans have been waiting for three years, but today the sport returned to the North Dakota Horse Race Park.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Local horse racing fans have been waiting for three years, but today the sport returned to the North Dakota Horse Race Park.

The parking lot was filling up 2 hours before post time, making for a huge crowd that braved the heat.

The event started at 1 o'clock and will have 9 races today. The park is open this weekend and next weekend. And nearly 100-thousand dollars in purse money is up for grabs.

Spectators say it was nice to see the track busy again, and the shot at winning some money of their own was a bonus.

Dawson Walter/Fargo: "I wanted to see the horses and try and win money. The most exciting part was probably wanting to see all the horses all over the place."

Steve Hamre/Grand Forks: "All the excitement of the racing going on and I've been involved with horse racing for quite some time and quite awhile. It's just fun to watch them race and the competition, see all the people it's a fun time."

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