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Shinnecock Indians seek tribal recognition; eyeing Belmont Park as possible casino site


You can't bet on the biggest longshot at Belmont Park — not yet, anyway. The finish line is still far off, but for a tiny Indian tribe eking out a living in the heart of one the world's richest communities, Long Island's famed racetrack could be the place where their fortunes change. As the thoroughbred racing world turns its attention to Saturday's 141st Belmont Stakes, members of the Shinnecock Indian tribe have said in recent days they are willing to consider Belmont Park as the location for the casino they want to open.