After today's meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), horsemen will hopefully have a clearer idea of what the future racing calendar for California will look like. Item 10 of a lengthy agenda for the meeting that begins at 9:30 a.m. (pst) at U.C. Davis, will consider the allocation of race dates for 2009 and beyond.
Some of the most contested issues include allocation of dates for Northern California now that Bay Meadows is no longer in the picture, and future race dates for Southern California in light of Hollywood Park's reticence regarding a commitment to operating beyond its 2009 Spring-Summer meet.
Check this blog this afternoon for an update on today's action by the racing board.