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Historical Racing Bill Advances in Idaho

Bill passes House, now headed for Senate.

March 9, 2013

Idaho

A bill that would legalize “historical racing” in Idaho has passed the state’s House of Representatives by a margin of 58 to 12 and is now headed for the Senate, where it is set to be heard by the Senate State Affairs Committee. That hearing is scheduled for March 13 at 8 a.m., and horsemen are encouraged to attend.

Historical racing, sometimes called Instant Racing, has been a success in Kentucky and Arkansas. It allows for pari-mutuel wagering on previously run races.

For more information, visit the Idaho Quarter Horse Association Racing Division’s website at www.idqhracing.com.