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Bo Derek to join horse racing board

July 16, 2008|Nancy Vogel | Times Staff Writer

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed actress Bo Derek to the California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday.

Derek, 51, best known for a cornrow hairstyle and beach run in the 1979 movie "10," is a Republican, an animal rights activist and author of "Riding Lessons: Everything That Matters in Life I Learned From Horses." She has also served as spokeswoman for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and owns a pet care products company called Bless the Beasts, according to Schwarzenegger's announcement.

The seven gubernatorial appointees to the board license nearly 14,000 trainers, jockeys, owners and others involved in a multibillion-dollar industry.

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nancy.vogel@latimes.com

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