March 30, 2018 – The legislature has been in session 76 days and is moving very slowly on common sense legislation. Contact your legislators and tell them to bring racing back to Kansas. In this news update we’ve also included a supporter’s letter to the editor and a video of Gail Radke explaining why legislators need to turn the faucet off!
March 24, 2018 – Racing supporter, Rick Brunk, tells the Kansas City Star that Kansas needs to reopen the tracks! Brunk writes, “Kansas needs money to keep our schools going. Is it conceivable that pari-mutuel wagering, simulcast betting and slots at the Woodlands and other tracks in Kansas could raise a substantial amount of much-needed revenue to help our school systems. . . Think of all the money we could keep here in our state if the government would vote to allow an equal percentage of slot revenue from the tracks as the casinos have. I mean, what is 40 percent of nothing compared with 25 percent of, let’s say, a million dollars? Do the math. . . “
March 15, 2018 – Check out the Better Horses Network’s special episode of Better Horses, dedicated to our efforts to bring racing back to Kansas! This features a visit to a greyhound farm where you can see how well greyhounds are treated. If you need a way to talk to your friends and family about the importance of bringing racing back to Kansas, this is a great place to start!
March 1, 2018 – This past week we visited with many of you at Equifest. We’ve also seen more lies about the treatment of greyhounds being spread. We anticipate activity on our efforts to pick up next week.
Today, legislators had the opportunity to hear about the economic impact Horse and Greyhound racing could have on the Kansas economy if HB 2537 is passed. Here's a short video describing many of the themes that were shared. Race for Kansas is a Win for Kansas!
Race for Kansas supports rural agriculture and community economic development in Kansas. This initiative supports legislation that will create over 4,475 jobs for Kansans, supports Kansas farms and businesses, generates Kansas tourism and helps solves the budget gap in Kansas.
As Kansans who care about Kansas, we invite you to learn more about Race for Kansas. Explore our site. Ask questions. Contact your legislative leaders in Topeka to share with them why Race for Kansas is a win for Kansas.