CHRB Meetings Advisory

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (June 5, 2013) -- Two committees of the California Horse Racing Board will convene consecutively on Wednesday, June 19, in the Sunset Room at Hollywood Park to address several matters of significance to the state’s horse racing industry.

The industry and the public are encouraged to attend and provide input at these meetings of the Pari-Mutuel Operations/ADW/Simulcast Committee, set to begin at 11:30 a.m., and the Legislative/Legal/Regulations Committee, which will begin at 3 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion of the PMO meeting. Commissioners Richard Rosenberg and Jesse Choper serve on both committees. Commissioner Rosenberg chairs the PMO Committee; Commissioner Choper chairs the Legislative Committee.

In addition to discussing bills affecting horse racing that are currently being considered by the California Legislature, the Legislative Committee is asking the industry and the public to submit their ideas for legislation that could benefit horse racing.

The PMO Committee will be discussing two matters that also would require changes to the Horse Racing Law. One is the suggestion to expand the menu of races imported from other jurisdictions that could be offered at all of the state’s wagering outlets. This proposal is commonly referred to as full-card simulcasting. The second pertains to expanding the areas for potential locations of mini-satellites (i.e. wagering in bars, restaurants, and other businesses) by reducing the 20-mile radius of protection that the law currently affords to existing racetracks and simulcast facilities.

Agendas for these meetings will be available on the CHRB Website ( on or before June 9. Supporting documents for these meetings will be available on the CHRB Website on or before June 14.