- Associated Press
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved a four-year extension for horse racing at Tucson’s Rillito Park.

Races have regularly been held at the site since the 1940s.

The board approved the extension by a 5-0 vote Tuesday.

The Rillito Park Foundation had received a $1 million grant for facility improvements that was contingent on the contract extension through 2021.

County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry had recommended that if no extension was granted, the board should vote to tear down the grandstand at the racing facility.

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