"This is the California Horse Racing Board, not the California Thoroughbred Board," said Ralph Scurfield, chairman of the racing board. "I'm ashamed of those people who don't want to give the third parties (quarter and harness horses) a chance."
Horse Racing Notes
James C. Watson, 40, of Newport Beach, has been named a member of the California Horse Racing Board by Gov. Pete Wilson. Watson's appointment fills a vacancy caused by the expiration of Henry Chavez's term earlier this year. Watson is president of Koll International Commercial, a development company. He was associated with the Newport Beach group that unsuccessfully tried to buy Los Alamitos several years ago and is a former officer of the Santa Anita Development Corp., which was a subsidiary of the Santa Anita Operating Co.