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Texas Racing Commission Approves Race Dates

AUSTIN, (TRC) – The Texas Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a total of 109 live Thoroughbred dates for 2013 among the state’s three major Thoroughbred tracks, roughly on par with the number of 2012 dates. Sam Houston Race Park will…

PINNACLE’S ACQUISITION OF RETAMA UNLIKELY TO CLOSE BEFORE DECEMBER

By David Hoioper, Texas Thoroughbred Association AUSTIN, (TTA) – The San Antonio Express News published a report in its September 13 edition stating that Pinnacle Entertainment’s purchase of a majority share in Retama Park is unlikely to close before December…

Racing Commision Bumps 3 Tracks From Roster

TRC DESIGNATES 5 CLASS 2 TRACKS ‘INACTIVE;’ OKAYS SADDLE BROOK REQUESTS By David Hooper, Director, Texas Thoroughbred Association AUSTIN, (TTA) – The Texas Racing Commission designated five Class 2 horse racetracks as “inactive” during its regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday…

Texas Commission to Address Active Track License Issue at Next Meeting

TRC RULES COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS ‘ACTIVE/INACTIVE’ LICENSE DEFINITION By David Hooper, Texas Thoroughbred Association AUSTIN, (TTA) – The Texas Racing Commission Rules Committee will meet Tuesday afternoon in Austin at 1:30pm with the most important item being the continuing effort…

Texas Track Operators Encouraged About 2012 Racing Prospects

By David Hooper, Executive Director, Texas Thoroughbred Association AUSTIN, (TTA) – The Texas Thoroughbred Association Board of Directors met at Sam Houston Race Park last Saturday morning and listened as operators of the state’s three Class 1 tracks waxed enthusiastically…

NINE TEXAS-BREDS DEFEND HOME RETAMA TURF IN $75K LA SENORITA, $75K EL JOVEN

By David Hooper, Director, Texas Thoroughbred Association) AUSTIN, (TTA) – Retama Park’s twin 2-year-old featured stakes, the $75,000 M2Technology La Senorita for fillies and the $75,000 El Joven for colts and geldings, headline the October 15 Saturday night racing card…

Rick Perry Names Houston CFA to Racing Commission Board

By David Hooper, CE offer flagyl er O, Texas Thoroughbred Association Photo by Lucy Reyna, Horseback Magazine AUSTIN, (TRC) – GOVERNOR PERRY APPOINTS HOUSTON CFA TO TRC TO FILL PABLOS’ VACANCY Governor Rick Perry has appointed John T. 2007 08…

TRC to Set Dates for Texas Tracks

RACE DATES COMMITTEE MEETING SET FOR AUG. search for phone number 3,   By David Ho0per, Director, Texas Thoroughbred Association,      AUSTIN, (TTA) – The Texas Racing Commission’s Committee on Horse Race Dates will meet at Retama Park on Wednesday, August…

Why Can’t Texans Bet Texas Tracks Online?

By Joe Savarese, Horseback Magazine Racing Editor HOUSTON, (Horseback Magazine) – The recent report from the Sunset Advisory Commission, a Texas Legislature created advisory board to identify and eliminate waste, duplication, and inefficiency in government agencies, recommended that Texas legislators…