January 16, 2016 - West Coast: Cal-breds Fill the Void

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Awards, stakes programs benefit owners of Cal-breds

by Lenny Shulman

As far as the racing community is concerned, California is considered an island—far enough removed geographically from other major jurisdictions that it is left to fend for itself. Despite a bonus program instituted by Del Mar for those that ship into the Golden State to run, California remains largely self-reliant when it comes to filling fields. Just as significantly, California is an island when it comes to trying to maintain top-shelf racing without the benefit of casino money. It is the only major racing circuit that receives not a dime from the spinning of some sort of slot machine, video lottery terminal, or table game.

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