Golden Gate Fields to Close Horse Racing Track in Northern California

Golden gate turf break“We learned with great dismay, fear, and anxiety, on behalf of all California trainers and their thousands of employees, of the Stronach racing company’s decision to discontinue racing at Golden Gate Fields later this year,” said Alan F. Balch, executive director of the CTT. “We can only say that we would have hoped those responsible for such a decision had taken their own contractual obligation for fairness, inclusion, communication and honesty as seriously as we have.

The ramifications of this Stronach decision will be far-reaching and long-lasting. They will include, we believe, a great many unintended and mainly detrimental consequences for all of racing and thoroughbred breeding throughout California and the West, including in Southern California. We can only hope that we are entirely wrong.”

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