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Sweetwater Downs looks to cut live horse racing

With the horseracing industry under the gun nationwide, and the very survival of the sport at risk due to copious fatalities, a local track in Wyoming is contemplating cutting its racing program but for different reasons. The Sweetwater Events Complex will be reviewing its option to discontinue live horse racing in 2019. The Sweetwater Events Complex Board of Trustees will be presented with staff recommendation to discontinue live horse racing due to declining public participation and the increasing high demand from user groups wanting to rent the facility.

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