CSOA Board Meeting – August 1

President Thomas Cooke has called a meeting of the CSOA Board for the following:
CSOA Board Meeting
August 1, 2017 6:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express – Kent Island, Grasonville, MD
Please note the change of time.
  1. Approval of CSOA Annual Meeting Minutes June 13, 2017
  2. CSOA Financial Update
  3. 2017/2018 Lobbying in Annapolis
    ♣ Necessary Legislation – the 2% issue
  4. Ocean Downs 2017 Summer Meet
    ♣ Meeting of the OD Track Relations Committee with Pete S on July 24.
    ♣ “80% of the overnight races programmed shall be Restricted Races for Maryland Horses.”
    ♣ Limits on accepting new horses at OD – Exception for Maryland Sired Horses.
    ♣ Issues with false ownership – Lack of investigations
    ♣ On-track vet issues
    ♣ The accident involving Rick Still
    ♣ Purse distribution issues – Tom’s suggestions to Mike Hopkins for immediate payment for horses that are not tested
    ♣ Impact of upcoming races for 2-year olds – Races on the card will reduce the # of overnight races
  5. Rosecroft 2017 Fall Meet
    ♣ Proposed change to Fall racing dates
    ♣ Adjustment to Bonus
    ♣ Purse Revenue
    ♣ Signature Race
    ♣ Signature Race for Maryland Owned Horses – 2018 Meet
  6. CSOA Administration
    ♣ Organizational structure moving forward
    ♣ Challenges
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment