Bo Derek to join horse racing board
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed actress Bo Derek to the California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday.
Derek, 51, best known for a cornrow hairstyle and beach run in the 1979 movie "10," is a Republican, an animal rights activist and author of "Riding Lessons: Everything That Matters in Life I Learned From Horses." Here, she is pictured in 2000 riding a horse as she plays a role in the TV series "Reina de Espadas" (Queen of Swords) in Spain.
She has also served as spokeswoman for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and owns a pet care products company called Bless the Beasts, according to Schwarzenegger's announcement.
The seven gubernatorial appointees to the board license nearly 14,000 trainers, jockeys, owners and others involved in a multi-billion-dollar industry.