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Nebraska Tracks Offer Short-Term Help For Laid Off Employees, But Face Long-Term Challenges From COVID-19

Though they are a necessary part of the social distancing measures recommended to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, the mandated limits on gatherings and the ensuing closures of racetracks and OTBs around the country has left many of the racing industry’s seasonal and hourly employees without their source of income for the foreseeable future. The financial […]

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Six New Members To Be Enshrined In Nebraska Thoroughbred Racing Hall Of Fame

On Saturday March 7, the Nebraska HBPA will be honoring six new inductees into the Nebraska Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. Among the new members to be enshrined are jockeys, trainers, and administrative personnel who have had an impact on Nebraska racing over the course of their lives. Following are the six newest members to […]

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Nebraska: Senator Scraps Controversial Tax Bill

State Senator Robert Hilkemann has withdrawn a bill he recently introduced in the Nebraska legislature that called to raise the taxes on wagers placed on live horse racing. The proposal would have placed a 5.5 percent tax on every dollar wagered in the state, according to an article in the Grand Island Independent. Currently, racetracks […]

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Longtime Nebraska Horseman Robert ‘Red’ Lee Dies At 88

Nebraska horseman and longtime president of the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Robert ‘Red’ Lee, died Nov. 26 in Silver Creek, Neb. He was 88. Lee was instrumental in the building of Horseman’s Park in Omaha. After the closure of Ak-Sar-Ben in 1995, Lee was able to secure a loan that allowed construction to […]

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Contract Negotiations Delayed At Nebraska Track; Race Meet In Jeopardy

Fonner Park, located in Nebraska, usually has a contract in place by mid-December to run its spring meeting. This year, that hasn’t been the case, according to NBC Nebraska. Contract negotiations between Fonner Park and the Horsemen’s Board have been unsuccessful thus far, which places the track’s race meet in jeopardy. If the contract is […]

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Nebraska Racing Commission Approves 16 Race Dates at Ag Park

Columbus Exposition and Racing Inc. was granted approval for a 16-day meet at Ag Park by the Nebraska State Racing Commission last week. The number of race dates is down from the original request of 23 race days, but received support form the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective association and Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association. The […]

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Nebraska horsemen skeptical of proposed legislation

A new bill making its way through the Nebraska state legislature would require that the state’s three racetracks run a total of at least 49 days of live racing each year. If they fail to do so, they would lose simulcasting privileges. The bill, known as LB73, is being met with some skepticism from horsemen, […]

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HBPA defends ‘zero tolerance’ position

The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association took issue with my comments of last week when I brought into question whether the “zero tolerance” position endorsed by the National HBPA and its affiliate members against Class 1 drugs like dermorphin would be put to the test after a recent ruling in Nebraska. In that case, […]

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