House bill goal to reinvigorate local horse race meets


January 20, 2022

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A bill in the Washington House of Representatives could mean a return to horse racing for a few eastern Washington racetracks, including Dayton. House Bill 1928, which has been sent to committee, would set aside a portion of sales taxes on equine goods and services to be used to revitalize the horse-racing industry and promote other equine- and ag-related activities and programs.

DAYTON–A bill working its way through committee in the Washington House of Representatives, if signed into law, could provide funds to bring back horse racing to Dayton, Waitsburg, Walla Walla and Kennewick's Sundowns, members of Dayton Days, Inc. heard at the organization's Monday, January 17 meeting.

House Bill 1928, sponsored by Rep. Joe Schmick (R-9-Colfax), would allocate $6 million in sales...

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