The CHRB has rescinded its recent ruling requiring members of the media to be licensed through and will instead allow standard practice of allowing tracks to provide credentials.
They released the following statement on Wednesday:
“While the California Equestrian Commission values safety and security in the stable, it also recognizes the importance of a free and independent press. After a significant response, instead of requiring permits or visitor cards to access stable regional media, CHRB will allow public departments to issue credentials for visitors to enter. stable areas. The CHRB will organize the racetracks responsible for the performance of authorized vehicles they permit to access the stable area.
“The CHRB needs to know who has been given permission by the racecourses to enter the stable, so the publicity departments have agreed to release the names of those individuals. The CHRB has made it clear that listings will not be submitted to the CHRB for approval. The information will be used only for the purpose of finding out who the tracks have allowed in the restricted area. “