Massachusetts: Racing Development Fund Revised, Larger Cut To Go To Standardbreds

During its meeting on Thursday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved a revision in the state’s Horse Racing Development Fund that take money from the Thoroughbred horsemen and redirect it to the Standardbred industry.

According to a report in the BloodHorse, the commission has determined that the revisions will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017. The changes are expected to impact  RHDF share that is being taken from the Thoroughbred horsemen will effect breeders and many racetrack health and welfare programs.

The Gaming Commission’s director of Racing and chief veterinarian, Dr. Alex Lightbown, said that as of Oct. 31, the funding reductions totaled $65,000 less for the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and $25,000 less for backstretch welfare.

Read more in the BloodHorse

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