TDN – TD Thornton – CHRB Sets ’24 NorCal Schedule, but GGF’s Closure Remains ‘Elephant in the Room’
DRF – Steve Andersen – Golden Gate planning to race until June 2024
Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – New Law Starts Shaping CA Racing Post-Golden Gate
TDN – Dan Ross – Legislation Leaves Door Wide Open For Extended Golden Gate Operations
TDN – Dan Ross – Golden Gate Closure: The Breeders’ Takes
DRF – Steve Andersen – Golden Gate Fields closing will create horse racing void in Northern California
Bloodhorse – Byron King – TSG Pledges $31.7 Million to California Consolidation
TDN – Dan Ross – Stronach Group Outlines Plans for Southern California
Paulick Report – The Stronach Group Says It Will Spend Over $31 Million To Consolidate Racing Operations In Southern California
Paulick Report – Feinstein Seeks Clarification From Stronach Group On Planned Closure Of Golden Gate Fields
TDN – Ross – Open Letter To The Stronach Group: Where Are The Answers?
National Post – Frank Stronach: Schools have role to play in helping children grow strong and healthy
Bloodhorse – Hovdey – State Bracing for GGF Shutdown Collateral Damage
Mongo Only Pawn In Game of Life
TDN – Bill Finley – Northern California Trainers React to Golden Gate Closure, Plot Their Next Moves
Paulick Report – Ellen Jackson: Stronach Decision On Golden Gate Fields Has A Real Human Toll
I’m using “salvage” advisedly, because we are hemorrhaging customers, and once they are gone, it is hard to get them back. Since I wrote the first draft of this letter one of those cracks has appeared. Golden Gate is closing, in an attempt to triage California racing. We need to stop the bleeding. And we need to do it right now.
TDN – Jerry Brown – Letter to the Editor: Existential Crisis. No Hyperbole
Phil has a question:
How long before the politicians who support propping up racing with slot money realize that they are actually propping up the CAWs.
Bloodhorse – Angst – Golden Gate Fields to Permanently Close at Meet’s End
ESPN – AP – Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Northern California to close in fall
TDN – Stronach Group To Close Golden Gate Fields, Focus On Santa Anita
Paulick Report – Golden Gate Fields To Close; Owner Stronach Group Seeks To Boost Santa Anita Field Size, Race Dates
DRF – Andersen – Golden Gate Fields to close at end of 2023 season
Los Angeles Times – Cherwa – Stronach Group to shut down Golden Gate Fields to help prop up Santa Anita racing
The Mercury News – Golden Gate Fields racetrack in East Bay to close this fall
San Francisco Chronicle – AP – Harris – Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Northern California to close this fall
The closure will leave Northern California without a major racetrack. Bay Meadows, which opened in 1934, shut down and was turned over to developers in 2008.
SF Gate – AP – Harris – Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Northern California to close this fall
Phil has a question:
Does the utter lack of mainstream sports media attention send shivers down the spines of the rest of the thoroughbred racing world.
How many racetracks in North America would survive without slots revenue.
Shakin All Over
TDN – Dan Ross – Proposed Berkeley City Council Ordinance Threat To Golden Gate Fields
Looks like money was a bigger threat to Golden Gate Fields.
Phil M Stockmen