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Ethnic name gets food truck booted from track

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — New York Racing Association officials say they've banned a food truck from Saratoga Race Course after customers complained that the name of the business was offensive.

The co-owners of the Schenectady-based Wandering Dago tell local media that they were informed Friday night by NYRA officials that they had to remove their truck from the track Saturday morning, a day after it opened for its 40-day season.

NYRA officials say they received complaints about the use of a word that's considered derogatory to Italian-Americans.

The truck's owners say they're both of Italian descent and consider the term a tribute to their hardworking immigrant ancestors.

The owners had a previous run-in with the state when they were denied a food vendor's license at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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