Texas Racing Commission Steps Forward With Historical Racing

Texas Racing Commission takes next step in considering historical racing.

Q-Racing Journal

The Texas Racing Commission will examine the potential of historical racing terminals.

The Texas Racing Commission during its June 10 meeting considered proposed rules for historical racing terminals, and voted to post the rules for public review before voting on it.

Historical racing uses previously run horse races replayed on a pari-mutuel wagering terminal. Patrons are given handicapping information, but do not know the specific race or the identity of the horses, trainers, jockeys, owners or tracks.

This method has already been used to great success in Kentucky and Arkansas. Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming have also recently approved it.

Les Bois Park in Idaho just recently launched its historical racing terminals, and said it projects them to bring in more than $30 million in economic benefits to the state.

Read the full story on the meeting at The Texas Tribune (outside link).

Texan Horseman have produced a video looking at historical racing.

Click this link (link goes to YouTube) to see the video.

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