Routine Meeting Held By California Board: Delay Requests for Additional Harness, Quarter Horse Dates, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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► ; Routine Meeting Held By California Board Delay Requests for Additional . Harness, Quarter Horse" Dates LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 30— The California Horse Racing Board held a routine session in its office here Friday afternoon at which several slight adjustments of dates and stakes programs for meetings already held or how in progress were given formal approval. Several contributions to various charitable organizations as a result of the tracks charity days were also approved. Present at the meeting were Dwight Murphy, chairman, and George I. Holmes, member. In the absence of board member Bert Railey, action on requests for additional harness racing dates by the Western Harness Racing Association and quarter horse dates by the Los Alamitos race course was delayed until the next board meeting. These additional dates Will become available through legislation recently enacted by the legislature but the new law does not become effective until some timej| in September. % The Western Harness Association, willfl request eight additional days to bring theii allotment up to the maximum 50. HowVj many additional days the quarter horse 1 association will request was not stated but there are 13 more days available for that organization provided that no other quarter horse association requests dates. William B. Hornblower, representing the California Jockey Club, operators of Bay Meadows, asked permission to install TV sets in the mezzanine and elsewhere in that plane so that the races could be viewed in comfort by patrons over a closed circuit. He also asked for permission to televise the feature race daily over a public circuit, stating that the track was seeking a sponsor for the feature. Both requests were taken under consideration. The board also amended its rule against auction sales of horses being held on the grounds of any racing association while a meeting was in progress so as to allow such sales if formal approval of the board is obtained.

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