Officials with the California Thoroughbred Trainers met with several of their members March 21 to give an update on the latest developments regarding the future of Betfair Hollywood Park.
According to a report in the Blood-Horse, in addition to either expanding Los Alamitos or Fairplex Park should Betfair Hollywood close, the San Luis Rey Downs training center may also now be part of the mix as a replacement facility.
There has been strong support for expanding Fairplex Park, since it is relatively close to Santa Anita and the current oval could be expanded to one mile.
The San Luis Rey facility, like Santa Anita, is owned by the Stronach Group. Alan Balch, executive director of the California Thoroughbred Trainers said in the meeting that “It's clear that the Stronach Group has gotten a lot more interested within the last 10 days as to what role San Luis Rey Downs would play.”
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