Lease Agreement Needed For Sun Down Races

<p>Horses at the Toppenish Rodeo and Powwow</p>

Horses at the Toppenish Rodeo and Powwow

As of right now the Tri Cities Horse Racing Association and the Benton Franklin Fair Association do not have a lease agreement. No lease agreement means no Sun Down races come April and May.

Benton Franklin Fair Director Lori Lancaster said  that this is not uncommon and they will still have horses and trainers moving into stalls on the fairgrounds over the weeked.

Right now many horses  are at Portland Meadows but that track will close on Saturday.

At that point most of them will move to the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds.

Lancaster said the leases for horses and trainers are separate from the lease with the Tri-Cities Horse Racing Association,