MISSOULA, Mont. - The Missoula County commissioners have voted to exclude the half-mile horse racing track from development plans at the fairgrounds for the next five years, meaning no races can be run during that time.
The Missoulian reports commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday night. Commissioner Bill Carey says horse racing was once a viable industry, but isn't any longer.
The only racing in Missoula over the past six years was a two-day meet produced by a private company in 2010. The last full-scale race meet in Missoula was held in 2006.
Last week, Cascade County commissioners approved a one-year contract with the Great Falls Turf Club to hold a four-day meet. Miles City completed three days of racing last weekend. No other races are planned in Montana this year.
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