"Dog racing or horse racing, it doesn't matter: Those who don't have slot machines, want them. And those who have them are profiting mightily." - Louise Taylor, HERALD-LEADER BUSINESS WRITER, March 22, 1999
Zia Park - Sunday, November 6th, 2005
Total handle $632,305 Total purses over a million dollars
“The city reports that the racetrack employs more than 900 people, generates approximately $630,000 annually, primarily from pari-mutuel wagering taxes, and remains closed for a large part of the year.”………………………
It is estimated that the proposed development could bring in about $2.4 million annually as a result of taxes on sales, property and property transfers, the city reported.