Not Counting Chickens


January 27, 2022

DAYTON–Our Fair City’s signature event for decades–Dayton Days–was scuttled by a number of circumstances beyond the control of local organizers following the 2010 meet, after running for 92 years.

A number of factors combined to pull funding for small “bush” tracks, as the local tracks in Dayton, Waitsburg and Walla Walla are known. Two of the biggest factors were insurance for jockeys and competi...

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