State Horse Racing Board Could Get More Power Under New Bill

Racehorse “Rojo” getting congrats from spectators at the outside of the winner's circle.
Racehorse “Rojo” getting congrats from spectators at the outside of the winner's circle.
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After two more horses died at Santa Anita Park over the weekend, state regulators wanted to suspend racing during an investigation, but the park declined. A proposed law could change that.  

Early this year, state Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa wrote a bill that would give the Horse Racing Board the authority to suspend racing or shut down any of California’s 11 horse tracks.