Cal­i­for­nia Horse Rac­ing Board elects vet as new chair­man

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

DEL MAR, CALIF. (AP) » The Cal­i­for­nia Horse Rac­ing Board has cho­sen a long­time vet­eri­nar­ian as its new chair­man.

Gregory Fer­raro was elected Thurs­day dur­ing the board’s meet­ing at Del Mar race­track north of San Diego. He was ap­pointed to the gov­ern­ing body five months ago by Gov. Gavin New­som.

Fer­raro noted the board has a man­date from New­som’s of­fice to fo­cus on the health and safety of horses in the wake of 37 horse deaths at Santa Anita since last De­cem­ber.

Fer­raro served as di­rec­tor of the UC Davis School of Ve­teri­nary Medicine Cen­ter for Equine Health from 1997 to 2014. He owned his ve­teri­nary prac­tice from 1972 to 1997.

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