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California Racing Dates Approved for '09

California Racing Dates Approved for '09

Golden Gate Fields will host a total of 181 days in 2009, including 29 during the summer on behalf of the California Authority of Racing Fairs, under a dates allocation plan approved by the California Horse Racing Board Nov. 18.

Youbet.com Tabs Michael Knapp for Key Post

Horse racing and sports book industry veteran Michael L. Knapp has been named Youbet.com's director of new product integration, the company announced Nov. 2.

CHRB Group Focuses On Revamping Dates

Reducing the dates calendar while increasing the overall quality of racing and the possible closure of two major racing facilities remained the focus of the California Horse Racing Board's "Strategic Alliance Planning Committee," which met for the second time at Del Mar on Aug. 28.

HRTV to Show Racing From California Fair Circuit

HorseRacing TV has entered into a comprehensive agreement with the California Authority of Racing Fairs for the live telecast and promotion of California fair racing over the next four months.

Northern Cal Fair Racing, Replays on HRTV

Northern California Fair racing is now featured on Horse Racing TV, including coverage and a replay show, the California Authority of Racing Fairs announced.

Total Handle Record Set by Stockton Fair

The total amount of money wagered on races at the recently concluded 10-day San Joaquin County Fair meet at Stockton, Calif. increased 10% to a record $16.95 million, officials reported.

Is NTRA Poised to Bolster Membership Ranks?

With a voluntary program tied to stallion-season contributions set to expire, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association hopes new members -- some of them returnees -- are back in the fold for 2003.

Youbet.com Hires Exec Away from Disney

Youbet.com has hired Gary Sproule, a former Disney executive, as its chief financial officer. The California online racing and wagering company also announced a marketing agreement with California fairs.

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