Temporary Restraining Order Halts Any Action Today by Texas Racing Commission on Rules Regarding Historical Racing
(Austin, Texas - Tuesday, February 9, 2016) - The Texas Racing Commission (TRC) held a meeting this morning that's agenda included revisiting a possible repeal on the rules for Historical Racing (HRT). As Commissioners prepared to vote once again on the proposal to repeal the rules relating to Historical Racing, the meeting came to an abrupt halt. Chairman Rolando Pablos announced that the Commission had just received a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), issued by a Cameron County judge. The TRO prohibited the Commissioners from taking the matter of repeal of HRT up for a vote. Full Story
Retama Park Issues EHV-1 Equine Herpesvirus Policy Effective February 1
(Selma, Texas - Monday, February 1, 2016) - Due to the serious nature of a recent outbreak of the neurologic strain of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) at racetracks in the southwest United States, Retama Park looks to protect the health of its entire equine population, and is implementing the policy outlined below to prevent the spread of the potentially fatal virus to its barn area. This policy is effective as of February 1, 2016. Full Story
Texas Racing Loses Former THP Chairman and National HBPA President John O. Roark
(Austin, Texas - Monday, January 25, 2016) - On Saturday, January 23, 2016, the Texas racing industry lost a longtime supporter and leader, former Texas Horsemen's Partnership Chairman and National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA) President John O. Roark. Roark, 75, passed surrounded by his family following a brief hospital stay. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, January 30 in Temple, Texas. Full Story

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