State Judge Orders TX Racing Commission to Halt Vote on Historical Racing

A court hearing on a temporary restraining order is set for February 18.

Austin American-Statesman

The Texas Racing Commission was scheduled to vote on Historical Racing at its meeting in Austin on Tuesday.

A state district judge in south Texas has signed a temporary restraining order that has given hope to the state's horse and dog racing industries.

On Monday, state district judge Lionel Alejandro halted an effort by some legislators to do a way with a type of gambling called Historical (or Instant) Racing. The Texas Racing Commission was scheduled on Tuesday to vote to repeal a rule that will allow Historical Racing at the state's racetracks.

The temporary restraining order was filed by the Texas Greyhound Association in Cameron County, the home of Valley Greyhound Park in Harlingen. The court hearing on the restraining order is scheduled for February 18.

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