Keyword: California Authority of Racing Fairs

  • Racing at Golden Gate Fields

    Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

    Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing.

  • A week could be added to the 2018 late-summer meet at Golden Gate Fields under a proposal from the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee

    CHRB Committee Recommends Changes to NorCal Race Dates

    Although radical changes were suggested for Northern California's 2018 racing schedule, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee members only suggested minor modifications to the schedule for the full board to consider Oct. 26.

  • Racing at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton

    CHRB Continues to Struggle with NorCal Race Dates

    Although the California Horse Racing Board tabled a decision regarding the ongoing dispute over racing date assignments in Northern California, the discussion during its Sept. 28 meeting again exposed a deep rift between stakeholders in the region.

  • Racing on Santa Rosa's turf course

    CHRB Takes Step Toward Resolving NorCal Dates

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region.

  • Golden Gate Fields

    NorCal 2017 Race Dates Remain Unresolved

    Members of the California Horse Racing Board made a commitment to decide the highly contentious Northern California 2017 racing dates dispute at its regular October meeting, but the regulatory agency could not reach a resolution Oct. 20.

  • Golden Gate Fields

    North Cal 2017 Race Dates Still Unresolved

    After two hours of discussion Oct. 7 about the ongoing dates dispute in Northern California, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee made a recommendation for the regulatory agency's full monthly meeting Oct. 20.

  • Santa Anita officials oppose spring meet at Los Alamitos

    CHRB Discusses 2017 Racing Dates

    Though still early in the process for allocating 2017 racing dates, a California Horse Racing Board Dates Committee meeting June 15 provided a glimpse of what might be ahead.

  • CHRB OKs Reallocation of Fair Dates Despite Objections

    Despite multiple members expressing frustration with the way the process was handled, the California Horse Racing Board approved a reallocation of dates within the Northern California fair circuit April 21 during a meeting at Golden Gate Fields.

  • CHRB Continues to Discuss 2016 Dates

    Negotiations over Northern and Southern California racing dates were again in the spotlight during the monthly California Horse Racing Board meeting June 25 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Golden Gate Threatens Closure at CHRB Session

    An April 15 California Horse Racing Board discussion regarding the reallocation of 2015 racing dates for the California Fair circuit often shifted to the possibility of Golden Gate Fields closing in the future.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Approved to Operate Pleasanton Meet

    The Oak Tree Racing Association is back in the race business following a 3 1/2-year absence with the approval of its application to conduct the Alameda County Fair meet by the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Cal Expo Gains Extra Week of Summer Racing

    Cal Expo won a tussle to gain an extra week on the summer fair racing calendar beginning in July 2015 after several months of debate when the California Horse Racing Board approved the dates plan.

  • California OKs Simulcast Race Limit Increase

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation that increases from 32 to 50 the limit on the daily number of imported races on which a racing association or fair simulcast facility in the state can accept wagers.

  • Northern California Fair Dates Resolved

    The California Horse Racing Board finally gave approval to a Northern California fair racing dates program for 2010 during its meeting at Santa Anita Park Jan. 15, though not everyone was happy with the much-delayed action.

  • CHRB Wrestles With Changes to Fair Circuit

    Racing at California fairs, long supported as one of the best ways to attract new fans for the sport, is losing out to economic considerations while industry representatives fight to remain viable in the northern half of the state.

  • CHRB Allocates Most Race Dates for 2010

    Race dates for 2010 were approved for California by the state's horse racing board at its meeting Oct. 15, although the panel opted to wait until next month before giving authorization to the Northern California fair circuit, which requested more time to sort out details.

  • California Racing Gets Aid From State

    Legislation linked to the long-delayed approval of the California state budget Feb. 20 could mean up to an additional $32 million a year for the state's beleaguered horse racing industry.

  • California Racing Dates Approved for '09

    Golden Gate Fields will host a total of 181 days in 2009, including 29 during the summer on behalf of the California Authority of Racing Fairs, under a dates allocation plan approved by the California Horse Racing Board Nov. 18.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Events Spur Debate On Northern Calif. Race Dates

    One racecourse is apparently closing at the end of the year, a victim of its decision not to install a synthetic racing surface. Then voters rejected the track that would have eventually replaced it. After a tumultuous month for the future of Northern California racing, what happens next?

  • Youbet.com Tabs Michael Knapp for Key Post

    Horse racing and sports book industry veteran Michael L. Knapp has been named Youbet.com's director of new product integration, the company announced Nov. 2.

  • Reducing Races, Not Days, Goal of CHRB Committee

    Reducing the number of racing events without the loss of a significant number of actual racing days in the North was the goal of the California Horse Racing Board's Strategic Alliance Planning Committee, which met for the final time Oct. 12 before making a final 2007 dates recommendation to the full board.

  • CHRB Group Focuses On Revamping Dates

    Reducing the dates calendar while increasing the overall quality of racing and the possible closure of two major racing facilities remained the focus of the California Horse Racing Board's "Strategic Alliance Planning Committee," which met for the second time at Del Mar on Aug. 28.

  • HRTV to Show Racing From California Fair Circuit

    HorseRacing TV has entered into a comprehensive agreement with the California Authority of Racing Fairs for the live telecast and promotion of California fair racing over the next four months.

  • Northern Cal Fair Racing, Replays on HRTV

    Northern California Fair racing is now featured on Horse Racing TV, including coverage and a replay show, the California Authority of Racing Fairs announced.

  • Total Handle Record Set by Stockton Fair

    The total amount of money wagered on races at the recently concluded 10-day San Joaquin County Fair meet at Stockton, Calif. increased 10% to a record $16.95 million, officials reported.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry

  • Fair Hopes Turf Racing Helps Boost Business

    The Sonoma County Fair plans to build a $3-million turf course by 2004 in hopes of enhancing its summer racing schedule. But the longtime leading trainer on the Northern California circuit said it wouldn't affect his plans.

  • Is NTRA Poised to Bolster Membership Ranks?

    With a voluntary program tied to stallion-season contributions set to expire, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association hopes new members -- some of them returnees -- are back in the fold for 2003.

  • Youbet.com Hires Exec Away from Disney

    Youbet.com has hired Gary Sproule, a former Disney executive, as its chief financial officer. The California online racing and wagering company also announced a marketing agreement with California fairs.