09/01/2015 2:41PM

Deadline passes on Texas commission shutdown


The racetracks in Texas were unable to conduct simulcasting on Tuesday after a midnight deadline passed Monday without funding for the Texas Racing Commission’s administrative costs in place. The tracks are also unable to conduct live racing in a development that immediately impacts Retama Park, which is in the midst of a Thoroughbred meet, and Lone Star Park, which on Sept. 18 is scheduled to open a Quarter Horse meet featuring the prestigious Challenge Championships.