New England HBPA

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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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Horse Park Feasibility Study