Dutch Bros founder Travis Boersma has dreamed of making horse racing viable in Grants Pass and now he has a plan. His proposal involves creating The Flying Lark, a luxury dining and drinking facility with betting machines that would help pay for the race winners’ prizes. Oregon’s indigenous tribes say the state should deny approval of the “Historical Horse Racing” gambling terminals The Flying Lark would use. The HHR terminals are similar to slot machines that allow participants to bet on old horse races. We talk to Boersma about whether his plan will pencil out without the HHR terminals, and what he envisions for horse racing in Oregon.

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