Keith Brackpool and Richard Rosenberg have been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office announced Sept. 24.
Brackpool, a Democrat, and Rosenberg, a Republican, fill positions on the seven-member commission previously held by Richard Shapiro, who resigned from the board while chairman last December, and John Andreini, whose term expired in July.
Brackpool, 52, of Los Angeles, has served Cadiz, a land and water resource development company, as a member of the board of directors since 1986. He has been the company's president and chief executive officer since 1991 and chairman of the board since 2001. Brackpool served as co-chair for the Governor’s Agriculture and Water Transition Task Force from 1998 to 1999.
A one-time political supporter of Gray Davis, he served on the Governor’s Commission on Building for the 21st Century from 1999 to 2001. He has been principal of 1334 Partners, a financial group that owns commercial real estate, since 1988, and was director and chief executive officer of North American operations for Albert Fisher Group from 1988 to 1991.
Brackpool owns racehorses, among them Doppio and the stakes-winning Kolo.
Rosenberg, 70, of Solana Beach, was the executive vice president of the William Morris Agency from 1992 to 2005. Now retired, Rosenberg worked for Triad Artists as partner from 1984 to 1988 and was president from 1988 to 1992. He was a founding partner of Regency Artists from 1974 to 1984.
Both appointments require Senate confirmation and carry compensation of $100 per diem.