Save Arizona Horse racing
Horse racing has been a key economic driver in Arizona for decades – creating thousands of jobs, supporting hundreds of local businesses and generating millions of dollars in state and local tax revenues.
Now, horse racing needs our help.
Since 2004, Arizona horse tracks have seen:
- Parimutuel handles drop $55M a year
- Purses drop $5M a year
- Live race attendance drop 45%
Senate Bill 1794 would:
Generate more than $100M million in new tax revenues for the State of Arizona
Create nearly 4,000 new jobs, all at a livable wage - 1,000 direct and 3,000 indirect
Lead to $300M in capital investments, including installation of a new turf course at Arizona Downs
Increase purses from $80,000 to $300,000 attracting horses and revenues from California
Senate Bill 1794 will do that by:
Historic Horse Racing Generates Tax Revenues
Historic Horse Racing (HHR) allows players to place pari-mutuel wagers on past races. This allows tracks to generate revenues after races and on non-racing days.
A growing number of states recognize the financial benefits of Historic Horse Racing