Keyword: Bay Meadows

  • Service Set for California Breeder Qvale

    A memorial service for Kjell H. Qvale, a former majority owner and president of Golden Gate Fields and a longtime owner and breeder of racehorses in California, will be held Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. PST in San Francisco.

  • Dennis Patterson

    Bay Area Trainer Dennis Patterson Dies at 77

    Veteran Northern California trainer Dennis Patterson, a well-respected horseman known for his old school approach to conditioning, died at his home in San Mateo on the night of April 4 with his family at his side. He was 77.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park to Race Through 2009

    The California Horse Racing Board got a bit of good news March 19 when the president of Hollywood Park assured commissioners that it would run its 2009 fall/winter meet as planned. The board also received an update on bankruptcy developments from Magna Entertainment Corp.

  • Group Settles Lawsuit Over Bay Meadows

    A lawsuit aimed at preventing redevelopment of the Bay Meadows race track site has been dropped by a San Mateo preservationist group that agreed to settle the case with the property owner and the city of San Mateo.

  • Richard Shapiro, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board

    'Ticked Off' Shapiro Rips Slow Response

    Industry stakeholders received a tongue-lashing from Richard Shapiro, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, as the agency took its first swipe at a race dates calendar for 2009.

  • Bay Meadows Backers Win Round in Court

    A group trying to prevent the redevelopment of the Bay Meadows race track won a round in court and gained a delay in a hearing of the petition it has brought against the developer and the city of San Mateo.

  • Bay Meadows Restraining Order Denied

    On Aug. 22 the Honorable Judge George Miram of the San Mateo County Superior Court denied a temporary restraining order sought by the Friends of Bay Meadows seeking to halt the scheduled auction of Bay Meadows memorabilia and commercial assets.

  • Lawsuits Filed over 'Quick Picks' Snafu

    At least two lawsuits styled as class-action efforts have been filed in California against Scientific Games Corp. over the "quick-picks" wagering situation that came to light following the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • The horses and riders face the crowd during the final post parade at Bay Meadows on Aug 17.

    Hollendorfer Nabs 'Meadows Last Dance

    Bay Meadows wrapped up 74 years of racing with the $63,450 Last Dance Stakes Aug. 17 and fittingly, it was trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, winner of 37 consecutive training titles at the San Mateo track, who had the honor of winning the final race with a filly named You Lift Me Up.

  • Bay Meadows will auction off its assets Aug. 23-25.

    Bay Meadows Assets to be Auctioned

    All assets of Bay Meadows, the historic California track which is conducting its final 10-day meet, will be auctioned Aug. 23-25.

  • Hollywood Park will race at least through the spring/summer meet of 2009.

    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.

  • Surf Town won the final race on closing day of the 2008 Bay Meadows meet.

    Bay Meadows Suit Won't Stop Project

    Bay Meadows developers plan to move ahead with its demolition schedule in spite of a pending Oct. 10 court hearing on a lawsuit by a group trying to preserve the track, a senior planner for the city of San Mateo said June 25.

  • Northern CA Facility Plan Put on Hold

    A request for an additional 1% takeout hike to help pay for facility improvements at Alameda County Fair, the heir apparent to the closing Bay Meadows, hit a wall of opposition before the California Horse Racing Board May 20.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Wins His Final Race at Bay Meadows

    All-time leading jockey Russell Baze won his final race at Bay Meadows, known over the years as "Baze Meadows" due to his long record of success there, as the San Mateo track's last winter/spring meet came to an end May 11.

  • Surf Town won the final race on closing day of the 2008 Bay Meadows meet.

    Bay Meadows Races Toward Final Call

    After more than 15 years of uncertainty over its future, Bay Meadows appears headed for its last call. May 11 is the final day of the current spring stand for the oldest continually operating racetrack in California.

  • Hollywood Park could close after the 2008 Fall Meet.

    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.

  • Jockey Reunion Saturday at Bay Meadows

    Bay Meadows Race Course, whose final spring meeting ends next month, is hosting a reunion of retired jockeys and other racing personnel during its April 26 racing program, which is headlined by the $125,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap.

  • Autism Awareness, 62-1 winner of Bay Meadows' El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) March 8, is off the Triple Crown trail with an injured left foreleg.

    Autism Awareness Sidelined with Injury

    Autism Awareness, 62-1 winner of Bay Meadows' El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) March 8, is off the Triple Crown trail with an injured left foreleg, owner Johnny Taboada said March 11.

  • Jockey David Lopez was injured in a four-horse spill at Bay Meadows on March 8.

    Riders Hurt in 4-Horse Bay Meadows Spill

    The March 8 El Camino Real Derby program at Bay Meadows was marred by a four-horse spill in the fifth race. Jockeys David Lopez and Luis Martinez were taken to Stanford Hospital following the race.

  • Greg Gilchrist trained Vicarino broke the five-furlong track mark at Bay Meadows Feb. 21.

    Vicarino Breaks Bay Meadows Mark

    Heavy favorite Vicarino broke the five-furlong track mark at Bay Meadows Feb. 21 even though he spotted his rivals a head start in the $42,400 sprint feature.

  • Golden Gate Fields

    Tapeta Gives Golden Gate a Boost

    Golden Gate Fields experienced an increase in all-sources handle and a decrease in catastrophic injuries during its first meet with a synthetic surface.

  • Time for Peace Pipe, Shapiro Says

    Now that voters in California have decisively approved a massive increase in Indian gaming for four large Southern California tribes, the chairman of the state's horse racing board says it is time for the tribal casinos to help out his ailing industry with financial mitigation.

  • TOC: Partial Signal Consent Given

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California has given limited consent to New York's off-track betting corporations to accept wagers on California races, but is holding firm on its stance against allowing wagers from the companies'out-of-state account deposit wagering customers.

  • Final Stand for Bay Meadows OK'd

    Bay Meadows Race Course begins its final regular season meet next month, but questions remain about whether this is really the farewell stand for the 74-year-old track.

  • Role of TV in ADW to Be Examined

    The impact of television on account wagering will be watched closely during an experiment in California that began Nov. 7 with the opening of Golden Gate Fields and Hollywood Park.

  • Foes of Calif. Gambling Deals Turn in Signatures

    Opponents of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's deals with four Indian casino tribes -- which would substantially increase the number of slot machines in the state -- began turning in signatures they hope will allow voters a chance in February to challenge the compacts.

  • With Bay Meadows Assurance, Board OKs '08 Dates

    Given reasonable assurance that Bay Meadows would remain open throughout 2008 for training and stabling, the California Horse Racing Board approved a statewide dates plan for the coming year during its Sept. 27 meeting in Arcadia.

  • CHRB Panel OKs 2008 Race Date Plan

    Live racing at Bay Meadows Race Course would end with the conclusion of the San Mateo County Fair race meet Aug. 18, 2008, under a dates plan given preliminary approval by the California Horse Racing Board's strategic planning committee Sept. 20.

  • Expanded Fairs Offered as Option for California Racing

    California fairs offer a realistic option for horse racing's future at a time when two major racetracks in the state are facing redevelopment and other privately held venues are pressured by stockholders for greater revenue returns amid escalating property values.

  • Trainer Lage Bags No. 1,000 at Bay Meadows

    Trainer Armando Lage recorded career victory 1,000 Aug. 13 when his 3-year-old colt Son Montuno rallied from off the pace to win the fourth race at the San Mateo County Fair at Bay Meadows.

  • Amid Uncertainty, CHRB Begins 3-Year Date Plan

    Trying to cure a scheduling headache, the California Horse Racing Board has started planning for the future -- with or without Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park. At an Aug. 10 meeting at Del Mar, the CHRB's dates committee took the first step in piecing together a cohesive three-year calendar.

  • Bay Meadows Could Race in 2008

    With State Sen. Leland Yee in attendance at its May 22 meeting in Sacramento, the California Horse Racing Board threw open the possibility that Bay Meadows could resume racing in 2008.

  • CHRB Funding Pulled by Senate Committee

    The California Senate budget review committee said it would remove funding for the California Horse Racing Board unless the regulatory agency addresses problems and improves communication.

  • If Bay Goes Away

    <i>By John C. Harris</i> - I sadly realize that Bay Meadows, which is the longest continually running racetrack in California history, is destined to go away, probably in the not-too-distant future. However, Northern California may be irreparably damaged if the track is not even part of the mix for 2008 when racing dates are discussed by the CHRB later this year.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Putting Safety First

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The CHRB's mandate is not only the right thing to do for the safety of horses, it is a benefit to owners, too, and ultimately for the tracks. Fewer injuries ensures there will be more horses in training, which will lead to larger field sizes, which usually translates to increased pari-mutuel handle. Owners are always happier to have horses racing and training rather than convalescing or recovering.

  • State Senator Seeks Shapiro's Resignation

    California state senator Leland Yee introduced a resolution March 29 calling for the resignation of Richard Shapiro, the chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, following a vote a week earlier causing the likely closure of the historic Bay Meadows horse track in San Mateo.

  • California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard Shapiro

    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 to Webcast March 22 Meeting

    The California Horse Racing Board will webcast its March 22 meeting at Bay Meadows and will consider continuing the experiment at subsequent monthly meetings.