11/10/2013 6:53PM

Qvale memorial service Thursday


A memorial service for Kjell H. Qvale, a longtime owner and breeder, a former president of Golden Gate Fields, and a former chairman of the board at Bay Meadows, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St.

A native of Norway, Qvale died Nov. 1 at age 94.

A member of California’s Racing Hall of Fame, Qvale bred three California champions: the millionaire Silveyville, Variety Queen, and Variety Baby.