ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming — In its third year of operation this year, Sweetwater Downs will double the number of horse racing days from four to eight.
Eugene Joyce is general manager of Wyoming Horse Racing LLC, which is the operator of the horse racing.
Citing the potential of increased revenue thanks to a new state law allowing wagering on historic horse races, Joyce said Sweetwater Downs will run four consecutive weekends starting Aug. 17.
Joyce says adding race days is a way of showing appreciation to the horsemen and to Sweetwater County for helping revive the industry in Wyoming and for helping pass the new law.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner (http://bit.ly/10qd0kI) reports all race dates have been approved by the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission.
Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, http://www.rocketminer.com