Texas Racing Commission to Meet Tuesday to Discuss Historical Racing

The commission has enough funding to stay open through the end of the month.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Historical Racing will be the main topic of Tuesday's Texas Racing Commission meeting in Austin.

The topic of Historical Racing will be on the agenda when the Texas Racing Commission holds its monthly meeting in Austin on Tuesday.

The question is whether the commission will amend or repeal the Historical Racing rules it passed last year. Key funding for the commission has been allocated only through the end of he month, and state officials have indicated that they won't approve more money if Historical Racing still exists.

"Absent further appropriations authority, all racing must end no later than midnight on February 16," said commission executive director Chuck Trout. "This includes both live and simulcast racing."

Sam Houston Race Park is in the midst of its winter Thoroughbred meet, which is schedule to run through March 8. There is no American Quarter Horse racing currently in Texas, but Sam Houston is scheduled to open its spring Quarter Horse season on March 25.

Tuesday's commission meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.. (CST) at the John H. Reagan Building, 105 W. 15th Street in Austin.

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