WE NEED YOU TO CALL & EMAIL
SENATE STATE AFFAIRS NOW!!!
Chair, Senator Curt McKenzie 332-1407
Vice Chair, Senator Patti Anne Lodge 332-1320
Senator Bart Davis 332-1305
Pro Tem, Senator Brent Hill 332-1300
Senator Chuck Winder 332-1308
Senator Jeff C. Siddoway 332-1342
Senator Todd M. Lakey 332-1328
After being authorized only two years ago, Historical Horse Racing is in serious jeopardy. Legislation repealing Historical Horse Racing Machines (like the one shown here at Les Bois Park) in Idaho is gaining support in the Idaho Legislature, but we cannot afford to lose this new revenue source.
In its first six months, Historical Horse Racing has increased purses, lead to improvement in facilities, and provided more than $63,000.00 in funding to Idaho’s small track fund and breeding programs, and more than $156,000.00 has gone to Idaho schools and racing commission. Imagine the impact after six years, or six decades. We may never see the true impact.
CALL or EMAIL Members of the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee (listed above), and ask them to SAVE HISTORICAL HORSE RACING. Useful facts and figures can be found in the reports and facts attached to this email.
2010 Equine Status Report, University of Idaho
- Idaho has an estimated 210,000 equine, including riding horses, draft horses, ponies, miniature horses, donkey, mules, wild horses and other equine.
- Equine owners paid over $48 million in salaries to full and part time workers for the care and training of their equine.
- Equine owners had a total of $1.6 billion in assets related to their equine, including the value of the equine, barns, and equipment.
- Over 4 million acres in Idaho are devoted to the use and care of equine.
- The state horse of Idaho, the Appaloosa, is derived from horses bred by the Nez Perce tribe in North Idaho and Eastern Washington. The breed was revitalized in the 1930s and the Appaloosa Horse Club has registered over 635,000 horses