17 Stakes Worth a Combined $2.4 Million Highlight Lone Star Park's 2019 Quarter Horse Racing Season
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Wednesday, August 28, 2019) - Lone Star Park's 2019 Quarter Horse Racing Season is just around the corner. The 16-day meet opens Friday, September 20 and runs through Saturday, November 9. Live racing will be held each Friday and Saturday night beginning at 6:05 p.m. Full Story
THP Action Alert: Please Write to Thank Your Texas Legislators Who Voted for HB2463
(Austin, Texas - Thursday, July 18, 2019) - We are pleased to report that significant legislation beneficial to the Texas horse industry was passed in the recently concluded legislative session. The most promising is HB 2463, which will eventually put $25 million annually into an escrow account from a portion of the taxes collected on the sale, storage, and use of horse feed, horse supplements, horse tack, bedding and grooming supplies, and any other taxable expenditure directly related to owning, riding, or boarding horses. Of the $25 million, up to 70% ($17.5 million) will be available to racetrack operators for purses, and 30% ($7.5 million) will be available to the recognized breed registries to enhance incentive programs or for "any event that furthers the horse industry." It is now extremely important to thank and support our Senators and Representatives who voted for this beneficial legislation. Full Story
THP Partner Organizations, TTA and TQHA Reach Agreement on Split of Anticipated Revenue Resulting from Passage of House Bill 2463
(Austin, Texas - Tuesday, July 9, 2019) - On July 9th, representatives of the Texas Horsemen's Association, Inc. (Quarter Horse and Paint), the Texas Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Inc. (Thoroughbred and Arabian), the Texas Quarter Horse Association and the Texas Thoroughbred Association met and came to a unanimous agreement. As rules are promulgated by the Texas Racing Commission and other decisions are made with respect to the revenue created in House Bill 2463 by the 86th Texas Legislature, all the money will be split equally (50/50) between Quarter Horse interests and Thoroughbred interests. The fund is anticipated to generate $25 million annually; therefore, if fully funded, Quarter Horse interests will receive $12.5 million and Thoroughbred interests will receive $12.5 million each year. Full Story

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