‘Historic’ horse racing bill out of gate


Among those who waited to testify were Dr. Jim Heird, director of teaching and outreach of the Colorado State University equine center and president of the Colorado Horse Development Authority; Vaughn Cook, who with his wife Dr. Jill Cook, runs one of the largest horse breeding farms in Colorado; leaders of several horse associations; and Issel, who represented the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association of Colorado.