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Bo Derek to join horse racing board

July 16, 2008 | 12:05 pm


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.

--Nancy Vogel

Photo: J.M.Vidal/AFP

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