Kansas Meeting on Jan. 17
KQHRA hosts a meeting on January 17 in Wichita.
January 6, 2015
Kansas horsemen will be hosting another grass roots meeting in Wichita, Kansas, on January 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Airport Inn and Convention Center at 6815 West Kellogg Avenue.
The first of these meetings was held two weeks ago at Cabela's in Wyandotte County.
"Based on the great turnout and interest from the horsemen and women in Northeast Kansas and Missouri, it is important to hold another meeting in South Central Kansas to inform folks of what we are doing to help bring live horse racing back to Kansas" said Rita Osborn, president of KQHRA. "We hope to have a meeting in Western Kansas in the coming weeks as well."
The KQHRA has been working to get living racing back in Kansas since 2008.
The Woodlands in Kansas City was closed due to the fact that the existing gaming legislation requires a 40 percent state tax on income for racing facilities. State owned destination casinos, such as the Kansas Star and Hollywood Casino, pay 22 percent.
"As part of these grassroots meetings, KQHRA has been working with the Kansas Thoroughbred Association and we plan to launch a new organization that will represent one voice for all interested citizens in Kansas," Osborn said. "We are reaching out to other organizations in the state that benefit from a vibrant racing and breeding program in the state."
Horsemen and other interested citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting in Wichita. This will provide a better understanding of the importance of the effort to seek changes to existing legislation that will benefit all of Kansas.
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