02/03/2016 4:05PM

Texas hearing date postponed


A Wednesday hearing in a suit that the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership has brought against the Texas comptroller concerning funding of the Texas Racing Commission has been postponed.

The original date was bumped off the calendar after the Texas attorney general’s office filed a motion to push back the hearing until after the Feb. 9 meeting of the racing commission, according to David Cabrales, an attorney representing the horsemen’s group. At the commission meeting, there is an option for a vote concerning historical racing machines. Cabrales said a motion for reconsideration has been filed.

“We’re guardedly optimistic our motion for reconsideration will get a favorable response,” said Cabrales.

The racing commission’s administrative costs are being covered through a temporary plan that runs through Feb. 29.