A Billings gaming executive has his sights set on bringing video-based horse racing machines to Montana. The move could mean another form of gambling revenue for the state and a shot in the arm for a struggling horse racing industry.
The spacious MetraPark grandstand, overlooking the horse-racing track formally known as Yellowstone Downs, is scheduled to be demolished soon. It will truly be a sad moment for me when that part of the crumbling racing facility officially bites the dust. Crashing down with it will be any hopes of reviving the popular sport locally.