Archive for Thursday, December 11, 2008

Race tracks ordered to deliver plans for reopening

December 11, 2008

The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission has ordered Kansas greyhound and horse tracks to provide proposed race dates and a reopening plan by the end of the next year’s legislative session or face automatic revocation of their licenses.

This order includes both the organization and facility manager licensees at The Woodlands in Kansas City, Camptown Greyhound Park in Frontenac and Wichita Greyhound Park. Each of the track’s licenses will stay in effect until 30 days after the close of the 2009 legislative session or 30 days after June 5, 2009, whichever is earlier.

“The commission’s priority is to get the greyhound and horse racing and breeding industries active again in Kansas,” said Stephen Martino, the board’s director. “This order allows the track owners to seek legislative changes they say are necessary to reopen their facilities.”

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