SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) _ A new track in South Sioux City is planning to host a brief three-horse race in order for the Winnebago Tribe’s economic development corporation to maintain its racing license.
Alexcia Boggs, development director for Ho-Chunk Inc., tells the Sioux City Journal that state officials will allow the company to
race only three horses Saturday since it’s a new course.
Ho-Chunk bought the former Atokad Downs in 2012 with the hope of developing a $30 million to $40 million casino at the site. A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize casino wagering at Atokad and other Nebraska horse tracks has been stalled.
In the meantime, the track must hold at least one live race in 2016 to maintain the racing license Ho-Chunk received from Nebraska earlier this year