The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to block a lawsuit by owners of Golden Gate Fields against an animal-rights group that allegedly recruited protesters to lie down on the racetrack last year and chain themselves together, briefly bringing horse racing to a halt.
In March 2021, four demonstrators climbed a fence to enter the north Berkeley shoreline racetrack. According to the track owners, they set off smoke flares, then lay down with pipes connecting their arms, and were not removed for hours. One race was canceled and others were delayed.
Golden Gate Fields owners can sue animal-rights group that disrupted races, state Supreme Court says