Former Montana state legislator and member of the Missoula Turf Club Dale Mahlum seriously doubts there will be horse racing at the 2012 Western Montana Fair. I spoke with Mahlum on Monday afternoon. That interview is attached.

Mahlum says there is no money available fron the County to underwrite the expense of horse racing at the Fair, and there's more bad news for horse racing fans. Simulcast betting has been shut down in the state this week, as well.