CALIFORNIA AUTHORITY OF RACING FAIRS (CARF) represents its member Fairs in matters that relate to horse racing and satellite wagering. CARF's seven-member Board of Directors is elected by its membership from amongst member Fairs.
On behalf of those Fairs that conduct live racing, CARF negotiates joint contracts, manages contractors and vendors, prepares and submits license applications, and manages Host Track simulcast operations.
On behalf of its member Fairs conducting satellite wagering, CARF prepares license applications and provides administrative, procedural, and technical support. Contracts between Fairs and simulcast organizations relating to satellite wagering are negotiated by and through CARF.
CARF formulates and represents advocacy positions on legislative matters in concert with Western Fairs Association and the Division of Fairs and Expositions.