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Fravel, Haskin on Dec. 20 'Talkin' Horses'

Fravel, Haskin on Dec. 20 'Talkin' Horses'

The final segment of BloodHorse.com's popular Talkin' Horses podcast for 2011 will take place at 2 p.m. EST Dec. 20, with two guests: Breeders' Cup president Craig Fravel and Steve Haskin of Blood-Horse Publications.

McErlean Elected TRA President

Christopher McErlean, vice president of racing for Penn National Gaming, was elected the 35th president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations at its annual board of directors' meeting Feb. 22.

Shapiro 'Allied' with New Calif. Group

Shapiro 'Allied' with New Calif. Group

Richard Shapiro, former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, has been hired as a consultant by the newly-formed California Horse Racing Alliance. Craig Fravel, the alliance's president and the executive vice-president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, confirmed the hiring of Shapiro shortly after the group's formation in recent weeks.

California Defers ADW Rule Change

California Defers ADW Rule Change

After more than a year of discussion, the California Horse Racing Board has deferred any action on a proposed rule that would prohibit advance deposit wagering companies from making exclusive wagering agreements with Thoroughbred racetracks in the state.

Hollywood to Race in 2009, CHRB Assured

Hollywood to Race in 2009, CHRB Assured

Hollywood Park plans to race for at least one more year, the California Horse Racing Board was told June 27, while the racing industry in Southern California has "coalesced" around Fairplex Park as the region's eventual replacement for the Inglewood track.

Plans Aired for Hollywood, Bay Meadows

Plans Aired for Hollywood, Bay Meadows

With the hour glass emptying on Bay Meadows and perhaps Hollywood Park as well, the California Horse Racing Board heard from industry representatives working on contingency plans for the future of Thoroughbred racing in the state without two of its major tracks.

Scientific Games Lands California Contract

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Scientific Games has been awarded the contract to provide pari-mutuel wagering equipment and services for the California Horse Racing Industry, the company announced Aug. 14.

Calif. Totalizer Progress Draws Shapiro's Ire

Chairman Richard Shapiro of the California Horse Racing Board lashed out at the "obsolete" state of totalizer technology being used in the state during the commission's hearing at the Del Mar simulcast center July 21.

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