More arrests expected in illegal horse racing near Guymon

Sheila Stogsdill, State Correspondent Published: July 25, 2009
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/> The property held a horse racing track, spectator stand, concession stand, a crow’s nest and a six-horse starting gate. A $15 to $20 admission was charged, according to an arrest affidavit.

Court records show neither Hill nor Clark had a license to sell beer or alcohol or conduct horse races on the property.

Confidential informants entered the racetrack April 26 and May 10. The informants bought food and beer and placed bets with marked money.

Vehicles, horse trailers, cash, electronic equipment, racing equipment and 19 horses were confiscated in this month’s raid.

The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission initiated an investigation in 2008, but dropped it, Boring said. The investigation was resumed in April by Texas County authorities.