Invited to attend are an owner of a match racing track in Nunn, a member of the Colorado Department of Revenue, two veterinarians – one in favor – one in opposition, and a local landowner within vicinity of a match race track.
I hope to open a discussion about match racing from both perspectives that will open a broader discussion within Colorado that will lend transparency that will encourage educated decision making as this sport is growing in popularity.
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- Allen Landes DVMEquine Medical ServicesDr. Landes was born and raised on a ranch in Monte Vista, Colorado. Besides working with horses as a teenager, he rode both bareback and saddle bronc horses. He then entered the armed forces. While stationed in Europe, he continued riding rough stock. He loved the connection with horses. Once he completed his tour of duty with the military, he returned to Colorado to work in a Paint and Quarter horse breeding and show facility, while planning a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Landes attended and graduated from Colorado State University in 1996. Since graduation, Dr. Landes has practiced solely on horses, donkeys and mules. He currently focuses on medical cases, dentistry, lameness cases, and medical acupuncture. Dr. Landes earned his certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2012 and is currently on faculty at Curacore in Fort Collins CO, helping to teach medical acupuncture to veterinarians.