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Horse Events In Jeopardy As Government Budgets Tighten

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

With many state and local governments encountering a budget deficit, many horse and other farm related events are being scaled back or cancled all together.  The Detriot free press is reporting that due to budget issues, that the Michigan horse racing commission has reduced staff and will not be able to support as many horse races as in previous years.  I was speaking with a company that provides a traveling petting zoo that attends state and county fairs.  They have had 8 events cancel so far this year and are expecting additional cancellations as time wears on.  Hopefully we will start to come out of this recession and horse enthusiasts can get back to business as usual.