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08-25-2011, 12:49 AM

A rocky road for California officials....


San Luis Rey Downs Contests Cash Handouts

SAN DIEGO (CN) - San Luis Rey Downs claims a thoroughbred stabling fund paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to race associations not approved by the California Horse Racing Board, some of which are "mere shells and shams."
The San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center claims the California Horse Racing Board, Southern California Off-Track Wagering and other defendants allowed or received payments from a fund though some recipients were "mere shells and shams" that did not qualify for the money.
Defendants include Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Los Angeles Turf Club, Hollywood Park Racing Association, Oak Tree Racing Association, and Los Angeles County Fair Racing Association dba Fairplex Park.
The Superior Court complaint claims the defendant race associations did not meet requirements of the thoroughbred horse stabling and transportation fund program, which was intended for "paying back the racing association and fairs the costs they actually incur for offsite stalls located at CHRB-approved training facilities because the racing associations or fair did not have onsite a sufficient number of useable stalls necessary to conduct the race meeting."
The fund is built up from 1.25 percent of the "total amount handled by all satellite wagering facilities in the central and southern zones of California," according to the complaint.


08-25-2011, 08:45 AM
Waste? Fraud? Abuse? Naw, say it ain't so!