||Texas Racing Commission Approves 2016 Race Dates for Texas Racetracks
(Austin, Texas - Wednesday, October 14, 2015) - At its meeting on Tuesday, October 13, the Texas Racing Commission (TxRC) approved 2016 race dates for Texas racetracks. The dates were approved under a looming shutdown of Texas horse racing if the Texas Racing Commission does not receive funding beyond November 30.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie was granted a 50-day Thoroughbred meet running from April 7 - July 17, 2016. It was also granted a 26-day Quarter Horse meet from September 16 - November 12, 2016.
Sam Houston Race Park was granted a 32-day Thoroughbred meet which will run from January 15 - March 8, 2016. Sam Houston's 26-day Quarter Horse meet will run from March 25 - May 16, 2016.
Retama Park was granted a 26-day Thoroughbred meet running from September 2 - November 26, 2016. The track's 20-day Quarter Horse meet will take place from June 10 - August 13, 2016.
The Gillespie County Fairgrounds Association was granted its traditional eight-day mixed breed meet for the following dates: July 2-3, July 16-17 August 13-14, and August 27-28, 2016.