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Saturday, February 25, 2012


On Thursday, February 23, the California Horse Racing Board approved the request by the California Exposition and State Fair to cancel the remainder of the scheduled Thursday programs through June, 16, the end of the current meet.

Dave Elliott, Director of Racing for Cal Expo said, “With our current horse population not quite where we’d like it to be, we felt that by racing two nights a weeks a week versus three, that the increased field size would be a wagering advantage to our fans, and to our simulcast partners who import our signal.

 “The handle on our Friday and Saturday cards show us that the fans are wagering on our product, and will continue to do so with the knowledge that they are betting into good mutuel pools.”