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Tucumcari may make another bet on racetrack

Tucumcari, N.M., is betting that another horse-racing license will come open in the next two years and has decided to keep its option on purchasing land between Interstate 40 and Route 66, reports the Quay County Sun.

Tucumcari lobbied hard last year to get the racetrack, but the state awarded the license to Raton, N.M.

The town is betting that one or two proposed new racetracks won’t be built because of the downtown of the economy. That would free up a racing license, and presumably give Tucumcari another shot at it.

2 thoughts on “Tucumcari may make another bet on racetrack

  1. Mrs. Eclecticcowboy

    TUCUMCARI IS A PERFECT SITE FOR A TRACK & CASINO, AS IT IS LOCATED NEAR BOTH INTERSTATE 40 & HIGHWAY 54, WITH HISTORIC ROUTE 66 RUNNING RIGHT THROUGH IT.

    IT WOULD VASTLY HELP THE LOCAL ECONOMY, BY PROVIDING GOOD JOBS, & BRINGING IN REVENUE FROM TOURISTS & OUT-OF-TOWNERS.

    WE ARE ALSO CLOSE TO THE TEXAS PANHANDLE, & LOTS OF HORSEPEOPLE IN THAT AREA, AS WELL AS CLOVIS, PORTALES, MULESHOE, & DALHART.

    WITH THE RENEWED INTEREST IN ROUTE 66, IT WOULD BE AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO ACT NOW. I SINCERLY HOPE THAT THE RACING COMMISION GIVES TUCUMCARI ANOTHER CHANCE.

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