Larry Swartzlander
Executive Director
John Alkire
Geoff Hinds
Southern Sat. Chair
Rick Pickering
WFA Liasion
Kelly Violini
Northern Sat. Chair
Jerome Hoban
Richard Conway
Dana Stoehr

About the California Authority of Racing Fairs

The California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) is a joint-powers authority established by California Law (Government Code Section 9500 et seq.). CARF was established for conducting business activity, for and with member Fair associations, in pari-mutuel wagering programs and related activities. CARF is managed by an Executive Director, employed by a Board of Directors made up of member Fairs.

The mission of CARF is to serve the best interests of its members by providing a unified voice of advocacy and representation and asserting a leadership role in the horse racing industry. To accomplish this mission we continue to perform support services, seek new revenue opportunities and conduct related business activities.