Horsemen's Rally Slated for Saturday, January 22 at Sam Houston Race Park

The Texas Horsemen's Partnership, in conjunction with Sam Houston Race Park and the Texas Thoroughbred Association, are conducting a Horsemen’s Rally in the grandstand of the Houston track. The event will be on Saturday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. on the Club Level of Sam Houston Race Park. We will be discussing legislative issues that will be important to you as a member of the Texas racing industry.

The 45-minute session is aimed at giving horsemen and Sam Houston Race Park employees an update on our industry’s efforts to pass legislation that will legalize video lottery terminals (VLTs) at the state’s existing licensed tracks. Industry lobbyists will be on hand to give an overview of the political landscape, along with representatives from the racetrack, breed registry and the horsemen’s organization.

There will also be information available on ways that horsemen can get involved in the process and help ensure a legislative victory. Patti Colbert and Weslie Elliot will be addressing the attendees on ways that everyone can participate in the legislative process. One way that horsemen will be asked to volunteer is by committing one day to meet with members of the legislature.

Material will be presented that will aid horsemen in their attempts to talk about our initiative when addressing legislators. There will be several handouts that cover the economic impact figures our industry has on the Texas economy, and experts will be on hand to answer questions regarding our legislation or the process of passing bills.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Texas Horsemen's Partnership office at (512) 467-9799 and speak with Wanda.

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