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To: Leaders in Horse Racing

Subject: Action Needed - Contact Senator Feinstein

Senate Bill 474 could eliminate the opportunity for horse racing to capitalize on the use of the Internet. The American Horse Council and others have been working on getting an exemption for horse racing.

I met with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) a few weeks ago and explained that racing needs to keep open the opportunity of using the Internet. Her office seems willing to propose language which would allow Internet wagering if it was legal in both the sending and receiving state. This would at least give us the important option of eventually being able to use this important technology. I think we could, in time, get Internet and telephone wagering legislated in California. Not everyone agrees, but I think such a move would expand our markets and result in greater fan interest and net revenue gains for all segments of our business.

What we need to do right now is contact Senator Feinstein and let her know that this issue is of prime importance to the horse racing industry. She is on our side, but may not fully understand the depth of support that there is for a horse racing exemption.

Contact Information:

Senator Dianne Feinstein

Hart Senate Office Bldg., #311

Washington, DC 20510

Phone (202) 224-3841

FAX (202) 228-3954

San Francisco Phone (415) 536-6868

FAX (415) 536-6841

E Mail senator@feinstein.senate.gov

Please move quickly as this issue is moving through the Senate this month.


John C. Harris

For more information, please contact John Harris at (559) 884-2477, or Dave McGlothlin at (559) 884-2859. Email can be sent to JohnHarris@harrisfarms.com or dmcglothlin@harrisranch.com.

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Tel: 559.884.2859 or 800.311.6211
FAX: 559.884.2855
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