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Live Racing To Resume At Arizona Downs July 20th

What was thought to be a short season, live horse racing will now resume at Arizona Downs in Prescott Valley July 20th. Track officials say they secured an investor who will provide additional financing to the race track for the rest of the racing season. The season came to a sudden end after owners blamed a fight against a new state law that mandates that any simulcast signal of live racing brought into Arizona from another state “must be offered to each commercial live-racing permittee in the state.” Arizona Downs struggled because, according to the track’s owners “our OTB’s need access to the same robust network of signals that Turf Paradise offers at its OTBs through Monarch Content Management. That’s why we pushed for legislation that would give us fair and equal access.” The new law takes effect August 27th. Downs owners will actively seek new restaurants and bars to add to their OTB system, that currently consists of six partners in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City and Pinetop-Lakeside. The track will offer one-dollar hot dogs all weekend long on July 20th and July 21st during the restart. General admission is two-dollars and kids ten and under are free. For more information log onto ArizonaDowns.com.