Former Wyoming Downs Owner Buys Back Track
Ownership of the Wyoming Downs horse racing track in Evanston has changed hands.
Eric Nelson, who sold the track five years ago, bought it back recently for $450,000 at an auction. The 43-year-old real estate broker says he plans to resume live races by 2013 and run rodeo events that customers can wager on.
The Associated Press reports Nelson wants to open a second track in Cheyenne that could attract customers from northern Colorado.
Nelson becomes the second businessman this year to bet on a revival in Wyoming’s horse racing industry. In August, a group began running races at Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs.