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Magna Unwilling to Fund Santa Anita Barn Project

Magna Unwilling to Fund Santa Anita Barn Project

Magna Entertainment Corp. is willing to spend tens of millions for its upscale commercial development, The Shops at Santa Anita, in the track parking lot, but nothing to fix up the dilapidated barn area, the California Horse Racing Board learned during its meeting in Sacramento May 22.

Bay Meadows' Days Numbered After CHRB Vote

Bay Meadows' Days Numbered After CHRB Vote

Faced with eventual closure of Bay Meadows, the California Horse Racing Board doomed the 73-year-old race course rather than grant a two-year waiver of its edict mandating that all major Thoroughbred tracks in the state install synthetic surfaces by the end of the year.

CHRB Waives Coupling Rules for Current Thoroughbred Meets

The California Horse Racing Board voted Monday to temporarily waive rules requiring the coupling of horses specifically for the two current Thoroughbred meetings at Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park on condition there be at least five separate wagering interests prior to any uncoupling.

CHRB Begins Hunt for New Executive Director

The California Horse Racing Board is accepting applications for the position of executive director to replace Roy C. Wood, who will retire on Dec. 30.

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Workers' Comp Takeout Bill

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Workers' Comp Takeout Bill

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday vetoed horseracing legislation that would have increased the takeout percentage on exotic wagers to help offset the costs of workers' compensation insurance premiums to horsemen.

CHRB Gets Stable Surveillance System Report

A company specializing in surveillance systems reported Thursday to the California Horse Racing Board on the success of an experimental program that included two digital cameras monitoring activities in the stable area at Del Mar last summer.

CHRB Approves Workers' Compensation Funds

CHRB Approves Workers' Compensation Funds

The California Horse Racing Board Wednesday opened the door for tracks to pursue a workers' compensation insurance agreement that would bring relief to racing operations throughout the state.

California Grants Extended Health Benefits to Stable Workers

Stable area workers and their dependents will be eligible for extended health care under changes supported Friday by the California Horse Racing Board. The Board voted to begin the regulatory process for changes to rules governing operations of the California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation, a benevolent organization for backstretch employees who care for horses, such as grooms and hot walkers, providing them with medical and dental benefits.

California Board Approves Golden Gate License

California Board Approves Golden Gate License

With new member John Harris aboard, the California Horse Racing Board raced down to the wire and granted Golden Gate Fields its license approval just in time for the Albany track to open for business on schedule. The CHRB approved Golden Gate's license Tuesday afternoon on the eve of the Bay-side track's fall-winter season, which starts today.

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