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Kansas State Fair Board discusses master plan for future


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A proposed master plan for the Kansas State Fairgrounds would replace the century-old racetrack with a new horse exhibition area and practice arena in an effort to modernize the fair and generate revenue, Fair Manager Susan Sankey said.

The board heard details of the plan this week, an early step in a long process before the plan is approved, The Hutchinson News reported ( ).

Sankey acknowledged that removing the track will be unpopular with some groups, particularly racetrack drivers and horse race enthusiasts.

"But from a fair standpoint, the...

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