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Montana race date hearing December 3


November 28, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Live horseracing dates for the Montana 2006 season will be determined at the race date hearing Saturday, December 3 at the Iron Horse Ballroom in the Great Northern Hotel in Helena. The Montana Board of Horse Racing will begin their meeting at 9:00 a.m.

Although live racing has been in question for the Northwest Montana Fair in Kalispell, the fair board there has applied for dates over August 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27. The dates requested for Yellowstone Downs in Billings overlap some of those days, but date requests will be ironed out and confirmed at the Saturday hearing.

An open meeting for horsemen and supporters of horseracing is being held Friday, December 2 at Jorgenson’s Inn to discuss the future of Montana live horse racing. That meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. An agenda on that meeting is posted on this website under the article, “Future of Montana Horse Racing Industry.”