Texas Horsemen's Partnership Plans Lawsuit

The suit is in response to the possible shutdown of the state racing commission in February.

Texas Horsemen's Partnership

The Texas Horsemen's Partnership is asking for financial contributions for a planned lawsuit.

In response to the possible shutdown of the Texas Racing Commission at the end of February, the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership LLP has retained an attorney to file a lawsuit to protect the interests of its members and contest the constitutionality of these threatened actions.

“As you are probably aware by now, the Texas Racing Commission (TxRC) is facing a possible shutdown in two months if it does not repeal the rules for Historical Racing,” the THP stated in a letter to its members. “This threat has been made abundantly clear by the Lt. Governor and was specifically discussed at the last TxRC meeting. While we are still hopeful that legislative leadership will meet with us to discuss solutions, we feel we have no choice but to exercise our legal options.”

The THP is asking its members for financial help to bring a lawsuit forward and see it through to completion.

“We deliberated on this decision for a long while, and we take the responsibility of representing our members very seriously,” the letter continues. “Many of you have asked what you can do to help with the issues that we have been facing, and now is the time to follow through on your offers. The Texas Horsemen’s Partnership, by itself, cannot fund this kind of litigation, and is asking for donations from the industry and the public. Time is of the essence, as the Texas Racing Commission has only been granted funding through the end of February.”

Donations can be made by mailing a check to Texas Horsemen’s Partnership at P.O. Box 142533 Austin, TX 78714. Checks are to be made payable to the THP, and “legal fund” should be included in the memo line.

THP members can also make donations from their Horsemen’s Bookkeeper accounts by phoning (512) 467-9799.

THP does not have the ability to accept credit card donations.

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