Keyword: Jack Liebau

  • 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.

  • Native Diver

    Native Diver Monument Moving to Del Mar

    A 20-foot long monument within the garden paddock at Betfair Hollywood Park that marks the burial place of the great Native Diver will be moved, along with his remains, to Del Mar in the next few weeks.

  • Hollywood Park to Close in December

    Betfair Hollywood Park, in a May 9 letter, said it told the California Horse Racing Board it won't seek 2014 racing dates and will close at the end of its fall meet Dec. 22.

  • Racing at Del Mar

    California Again Amends Rule to Void Claims

    A claim made on a horse running in California will be voided if the animal is placed on the official veterinarian's list as lame or unsound following the race, under a rule adopted by the state's horse racing board Feb. 21.

  • Betfair Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park Commits to Fall Racing Dates

    Ending much speculation about its immediate future, Betfair Hollywood Park will operate its annual fall meet in 2013, track president Jack Liebau said in an appearance before the California Horse Racing Board Jan. 17.

  • Hollywood Park Has Huge Zenyatta Sign on Roof

    In support of Zenyatta's attempt for a 20th straight victory in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., has placed a 20'x 150' sign on its rooftop that reads, "...Good Luck, Zenyatta!"

  • Oak Tree Changes Post Time for Final Thursday

    After experimenting with night racing on Thursdays during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet, Hollywood Park announced Oct. 23 that it will return to the afternoon for its final Thursday card of the meet.

  • Robinson of NJSEA Elected to NTRA Board

    Dennis Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, was elected to the NTRA board of directors as the Eastern region racetrack representative.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Headed for Hollywood After All

    The Oak Tree Racing Association appears to be on the move once again after horsemen refused to go along with holding the fall meeting at Santa Anita over concerns with the main track's condition.

  • Oak Tree Eyes Del Mar as Future Home

    A day after the Oak Tree Racing Association received a one-year reprieve from its landlord at Santa Anita Park, its executive vice president said he's working on a long-term lease arrangement for the autumn meet at Del Mar.

  • CHRB Gets No Help on Hollywood Park Plans

    A representative of the Hollywood Park Land Company told the California Horse Racing Board March 19 that plans to demolish the Inglewood track and develop the 238-acre site are progressing but gave few details.

  • California Racing Gets Some Encouragement

    Struggling as it never has before, the California horse racing industry went to the State Capitol in Sacramento March 4 looking for some answers. And surprisingly, racing seemed to get a warm reception.

  • CHRB OKs Further Cuts in Hollywood Dates

    In a sign of how the tightening economy has affected tracks in the state, the California Horse Racing Board acquiesced to a request from Hollywood Park to eliminate the final five Wednesdays of the current spring/summer meet, which runs through July 19.

  • CHRB In Pickle Over Claiming Lawsuit

    Hoping to avert what one racing secretary called "open season" on the horse population in the state, the California Horse Racing Board took the unusual step of contacting a litigant who has put the board in a tenuous situation over a claiming rule.

  • 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.

  • CHRB chairman Richard Shapiro, who labeled ADW standoff "just an intolerable situation at this point."

    CHRB Pushes for Action in ADW Standoff

    In a high-stakes "game of chicken," the California Horse Racing Board pushed account wagering a little closer to the edge Nov. 18 when it declined to renew the licenses of the state's four Internet and telephone bet companies.

  • ADW Revenue Issues: Have and Have Not

    One old betting axiom -- "shut out at the window" -- has taken on a whole new meaning when paired with a relatively new one in the racing industry lexicon: "signal wars."

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood ADW Signal Limited; Purses Cut

    A stalemate between California horsemen and advance deposit wagering companies kept Hollywood Park's out-of-state signal unavailable on opening day of the track's fall season Oct. 29.

  • 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.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood, Horsemen Reach Tentative Pact

    California horsemen and Hollywood Park reached a tentative agreement Oct. 10 that allows the track to operate its 40-day autumn race meet, but a stalemate over host fees to be paid by account wagering companies for interstate bets remains unresolved.

  • Hollywood, Horsemen Squabble Over ADW

    With horsemen and Hollywood Park unable to come to agreement on revenue splits from account wagering sources for the upcoming autumn meet at the Inglewood track, the California Horse Racing Board agreed to conduct a special hearing to settle the impasse.