CHRB to Hear Report on Proposed Fairplex Move

Commissioners to gather information on agreement to transfer dates to Los Alamitos.

The California Horse Racing Board will hear a report April 25 on the proposed transfer of the Los Angeles County Fair's 2014 race dates from Fairplex Park to Los Alamitos Race Course.

The late addition to the board agenda was made following the announcement April 21 of an agreement by LACF to transfer its 11-day Thoroughbred meet Sept. 5-21 to Los Alamitos. The plan has the support of the Thoroughbred Owners of California.

CHRB spokesman Mike Marten said the presentation will be for informational purposes, giving commissioners an opportunity to learn the details of the move. The board, which allocates race dates, must grant approval before Los Alamitos could host the meet. The board's next regular meeting is scheduled May 22 at Santa Anita Park, where it may take action on a formal application for the date transfer.

The meeting is scheduled to begin Friday at 9:30 a.m. PDT at the Golden Gate Fields Turf Club. For those who cannot attend, an audio webcast of the proceedings is available via the following link on the CHRB website:

The board will also hear a license application from the Oak Tree Racing Association to conduct the annual Alameda County Fair meet June 19-July 6. Also on the agenda are proposed changes on whip use by jockeys during races, and additions to penalties for use of an electrical device or buzzer on a horse.