The horse races are one of the most popular events in White Pine County with the highest attendance record for an event in Ely. This annual event is held in conjunction with the White Pine Cattlewomens/Ely Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue, County Fair and Ag. and District Ranch Rodeo. The Hotel Nevada is one of three premium sponsors for the horse races. High purses are offered to the owners and racers because of these valuable sponsors. The Chamber of Commerce and Ely Elks Lodge will kick off events on Thursday evening with a Mixer and Dinosaur Races. In the picture, Jim Bath, chairman of the Horse Race Committee, Drew Skeen, general manager of Gaughan Gaming, and Wayne Cameron, executive director of the Chamber and concession stand.