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Governor Baker Signs Simulcast Extension to Preserve Racing in Massachusetts

Governor Baker Signs Simulcast Extension to Preserve Racing in Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker this morning signed into law a one-year extension of the simulcast law that will keep both simulcast rights and live racing alive in Massachusetts despite the efforts of a splinter group who opposed that extension. The House and Senate approved the legislation after a joint legislative committee moved quickly to protect racing before today’s deadline.

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It has been a busy but productive month on Beacon Hill as our lobbying team, NEHBPA leadership and our members have spoken clearly about what is in the best interest of horsemen in Massachusetts and how we can revitalize full live racing after the expected closure of Suffolk Downs in 2018.

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Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) Preserved

Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) Preserved

Today by preserving the race horse development fund (RHDF), the conference committee is protecting an industry in Massachusetts that has the potential to create up to 1,000 new jobs and $100 million in annual economic activity.

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NEHBPA at the State House Wednesday, June 7th

NEHBPA at the State House Wednesday, June 7th

The NEHBPA spent the day at the State House dispensing flyers and educating Legislators about how the RHDF is building an industry, creating jobs, preserving open space, breeding farms, and agricultural businesses in the State.

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