Richard B. Shapiro

Richard B. Shapiro is a former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board. He is a Malibu real estate developer whose family has been active in California horse racing for three generations.[1]

Shapiro, a Republican, was first appointed to the CHRB by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on October 14, 2004.[1] He served as the board's chairman for the years 2006 to 2008 before resigning from the CHRB in December 2008.[2]

On August 18, 2009 Shapiro pleaded "no contest" to a misdemeanour charge of vandalism in connection with the key-scratching of the 2008 Jaguar sedan owned by Jerry Jamgotchian, a horse-owner who was one of Shapiro's harshest critics during his time on the board.[2]

Shapiro was a victim of the Madoff investment scandal.[2]


  1. "Calif. Racing Board Says Goodbye to Roy Wood". October 14, 2004. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  2. Shinar, Jack (August 18, 2009). "Shapiro Pleads 'No Contest' in Vandalism Case". Retrieved 2010-02-03.

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