CALL TO ACTION:
On June 10, the Texas Racing Commission considered draft rules for the implementation of pari-mutuel wagering on historical races at licensed Texas racetracks, and voted to publish the rules in the Texas Register for a period of 30 days for receipt of public comments. This type of wagering has been very successful in Arkansas and Kentucky and can have the same positive results in Texas.
It is extremely important that Commissioners hear from as many horsemen as possible in support of this opportunity within the next 30 days.
For more information and sample letters, go here
Held Races for 2013
**The following races from the 2013 season are currently on hold by the Texas Racing Commission. All ATB awards from the following races will be held until TRC releases or redistributes the race.
8/10/13 Races 7 and 11
8/11/13 Race 8
8/24/13 Races 4, 9 and 10
8/25/13 Races 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12
Texas is best when it comes to Quarter Horse racing and TQHA leads the way with innovative and lucrative programs that include one of the richest Quarter Horse races in the world, the Texas Classic Futurity. Other race programs include the Texas Classic Derby, Sires Cup, Sale Futurity and the Texas “Summer Showdown,” a series of races restricted to Accredited Texas-Bred horses.
Accredited Texas-Bred Program
Millions of dollars in bonus awards have been distributed by TQHA through the Accredited Texas-Bred Program. Administered by TQHA through the Texas Racing Act, the Accredited Texas-Bred Program provides purse supplements in the form of cash awards to owners, breeders and stallion owners for each Accredited Texas-Bred Quarter Horse finishing first, second or third in a Texas parimutuel race.