Texas Racing: Facing an Uncertain Future

The state's racing commission will shut down on December 1 if funding isn't extended.

The Texas Tribune

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, hosts this weekend's Challenge Championships, but the state's 2016 racing season is in doubt.

As Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, gets set to host Saturday’s Bank of America Challenge Championships for many of the country’s best Quarter Horses, the future of the state’s racing industry remains in doubt.

An analysis written by Ross Ramsey of The Texas Tribune, published November 4, discussed the funding situation of the state’s racing commission. Unless the commission gets a funding extension, it is scheduled to shut down at the end of this month.

The commission isn’t scheduled to meet again until December 15, but last month it approved a schedule for 2016 that includes 186 horse race dates and 85 live greyhound performances.

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