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Alex's Lemonade Stand comes to Hoosier Park

What is fast becoming the nation's most famous lemonade is available today at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind.

Alex's Lemonade Stand will be open during the showing of the Belmont Stakes and also for tonight's live harness card on the south apron at Hoosier Park, one of about 30 tracks nationwide expected to host the stand.

Alex's Lemonade Stand was founded in 2000 by then 4-year-old Alex Scott, Wynnewood, Pa. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 1 and died last August, but her parents have continued to use the stands to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.

Afleet Alex, the morning-line favorite in today's Belmont, is not named after the stand founder. But Chuck Zacney, Afleet Alex's co-owner, heard of the girl last year and has pledged a percentage of the colt's winnings to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Liz and Jay Scott, Alex's parents, hope to raise $1 million at 1,000 stands nationwide this weekend. For more information, go to

-- Michael Pointer

By Michael Pointer

Christmas was a few days away, and Rick Moore was dreaming of the ultimate present.
Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson had just announced plans for a new Colts stadium that would be funded by slot machines in Marion County. Suddenly, the local horse racing industry had a high-profile partner in its attempts to bring pull-tab machines to Hoosi"
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