May 24, 1990 |
The directors of the California Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Assn. were licking their wounds this week in the wake of a Hollywood Park-sponsored poll that revealed an overwhelming majority of the organization's membership is in favor of semi-regular night racing at the Inglewood track.
May 23, 1990 |
Members of the California Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Assn. overwhelmingly approved Hollywood Park's proposal for four consecutive Friday night programs later in the current meeting. According to Don Robbins, Hollywood Park's general manager, the vote was 2,482 in favor and 563 against. This signifies a 28% turnout from the CHBPA members who received ballots, which had to be signed in order to be counted.
March 3, 1989 |
A report by an independent New Mexico laboratory indicates that as many as 60 horses that ran at Santa Anita last year had suspicious postrace urine samples. International Diagnostics Systems of Las Cruces, N.M., which analyzed almost 500 urine samples from the 27-day Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita last fall, found that the horses had possibly run with a variety of illegal drugs, including cocaine. The laboratory identified 16 chemical products that are banned by state racing officials.