The California Horse Racing Board must pay former steward Pamela Berg $400,000 in an out-of-court settlement of a 2009 lawsuit she filed against the agency alleging discrimination and harassment based on age and gender.
There are some new faces in the steward stands during the California fair season that kicked off Wednesday in Stockton.
Deep disappointment with [CHRB executive director Roy] Wood's handling of drug issues prompted numerous horsemen, owners, and association officials to press for more surveillance of so-called "super trainers," as well as other private initiatives aimed at curtailing cheating, that are more stringent than the CHRB has been.
Pam Berg, who single-handedly runs a ranch in Northern California that is home to 28 retired racehorses and also works full-time as a racing steward, has been awarded the 2004 Dogwood Dominion Award, Dogwood Stable president W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell announced July 6.
- By Jack Shinar
A bill providing that 20 percent of the proceeds from California racing "charity days" go to nonprofit corporations caring for retired racehorses has been introduced in the state assembly.
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