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Galilean looms large in Santa Anita's California Cup Derby  Horse Racing Nation

A neck shy of being unbeaten in three starts, Jerry Hollendorfer's two-time stakes winner Galilean, along with trainer Keith Desormeaux's Irish Heatwave, head a ...

CHRB Proposes New Regulations Regarding Jockey Concussion Protocols - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 24, at Santa Anita Park. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided.

Racing! Victor Espinoza returns on Monday  Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we congratulate Marley's Freedom on a big effort in the Santa Monica ...

Anothertwistafate on the map with El Camino Real Derby romp  Horse Racing Nation

Anothertwistafate proved himself more than your average Northern California-based colt on Saturday, romping with a front-running win in the $100,000 El ...

Young Jockey Figueroa 'Putting It All Together' In Southern California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Heriberto Figueroa is one of the best-kept secrets on the Southern California circuit so far, but that's likely to change soon. Winning races in bunches for assorted ...

Racing! Stewards rulings and other stuff  Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we dry out and catch up from the weekend. Lots of odds and ends today, ...

CHRB Tweaks Microchipping Rules | TDN  Thoroughbred Daily News

In 2014, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) was ahead of the regulatory pack in terms of crafting rules that required the microchipping of racehorses for.

Alwaysmining 'brilliant' in Miracle Wood, his fourth straight win  Horse Racing Nation

Runnymede Racing LLC's Alwaysmining won his fourth consecutive race and third consecutive stakes with a 4 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Miracle ...

First Foal Is A Colt For California Stallion Straight Fire - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Multiple Grade 1-placed Straight Fire's first foal was born on Jan. 20, when the stakes-winning Gone Astray mare It's High Time had a colt at Legacy Ranch in ...

I'll Have Another Prepares For First North American Breeding Season In California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Though he was bred in Kentucky, I'll Have Another carried the banner for California's racing program during the 2011 Triple Crown season, basing himself on ...

Inaugural John Andreini Memorial Scholarship Announced For Fall 2019 - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The first scholarship award in memory of the late John Andreini has been announced for Fall 2019. Applications will be open February 15 and close on April 15 ...

Risen Star Stakes 2019: Post positions, odds and more  Horse Racing Nation

Churchill Downs calls it the "Championship Series" of 2019 Kentucky Derby preps, and it begins Saturday with Fair Grounds' Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star ...

Kentucky Derby 2019 Daily: How many points will it take?  Horse Racing Nation

Welcome to Horse Racing Nation's Kentucky Derby Daily, which will each day leading up to the May 4 race at Churchill Downs detail all the news and notes ...

Bill Plaschke: A blow to racing | Sports  Bristol Herald Courier

LOS ANGELES — Jay Cohen picks up the trumpet, pulls it to his lips, and prepares to play the most famous 34 notes in sports.

Touching Rainbows bests Richard's Boy in California Cup Sprint  Horse Racing Nation

Deftly handled by Tiago Pereira, Touching Rainbows closed a four length gap with a quarter mile to run and overhauled pacesetting Richard's Boy to win ...

Richard's Boy challenges state-breds in California Cup Sprint  Horse Racing Nation

A group of six top older California-bred or sired sprinters will square off at six furlongs in Saturday's $150,000 California Cup Sprint at Santa Anita, headed by ...

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races  New Jersey Herald

Southern California's Santa Anita Park canceled horse racing Thursday because of stormy weather.

Nine finalists comprise 2019 horse racing Hall of Fame ballot  Horse Racing Nation

Five racehorses, three trainers and one jockey account for the nine finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing's 2019 Hall of Fame ballot, ...

BLINKERS OFF 363: Risen Star Instant Reaction and Southwest Stakes Preview  Thoroughbred Racing Dudes

On this episode of Blinkers Off, the Racing Dudes recap Saturday's day of racing, including War of Will winning the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, ...

Kentucky Oaks Serengeti Empress Ravages G2 Rachel Alexandra  Thoroughbred Racing Dudes

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Joel Politi's Serengeti Empress burst from the gate on top and was never even close to challenged en route to ravaging her foes in ...

Kentucky Derby Points Races Hit New York, Florida And California  Forbes

The first Saturday in February brings three major Kentucky Derby qualifying races, coast to coast. Which horses will step up on the road to Kentucky Derby ...

2019 Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education Conference Sold Out  TheHorse.com

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) announced Jan.

Runaway Victory for Mucho Gusto in Robert B. Lewis Stakes  America's Best Racing

At first, Joe Talamo's move aboard Mucho Gusto in the $150000, Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park seemed puzzling.

Off-track horse betting venue to ride into Norco on Thursday, Jan. 24  Press-Enterprise

A long-sought off-track horse race betting venue is set to open within days in Norco. “We're ready to rock,” said Casey Zolnier, one of the owners of The Derby ...

The Week in Review: Will 2020 Super Bowl in Miami Create Pegasus “Perfect Storm”?  Thoroughbred Daily News

The initial three editions of the GI Pegasus World Cup (PWC) are in the books. What's the score so far? Purely from a "How good was the race?" standpoint, all.

Pegasus Concept (And Horse Racing) A Great Outlet For Owners' Competitive Fires - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

At last Tuesday's post position draw for the $9-million Pegasus World Cup, William Warren Jr., co-owner of City of Light with wife Suzanne, went out of his way to ...

Horse racing canceled in Britain over flu outbreak  Fresno Bee

Horse racing has been cancelled in Britain on Thursday due to an equine flu outbreak.

23:23 Golden Gate Fields - 16 February 2019 - Racecard - Horse Racing  Sportinglife.com

Race 6 - Maiden Special Weight racecard with form, betting forecast and the Sporting Life verdict.

Accord (Mostly) on 2019 California Race Dates | TDN  Thoroughbred Daily News

In a pair of unanimous 5-0 votes at Thursday's monthly meeting, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) solidified the 2019 race dates calendars for both the.

Always Mining Dominates Miracle Wood  Thoroughbred Racing Dudes

LAUREL, MD - Runnymede Racing's Always Mining continued his recent string of dominating performances on Saturday after he cruised home strongly to win ...

CHRB Sets 2019 Racing Dates, Seeks Faster Posting Of Final Odds - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair ...

The Sports Report: Farhan Zaidi has a Giant task ahead of him  Los Angeles Times

Howdy everyone, and welcome to the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times daily sports newsletter. My name is Houston Mitchell and I'm your host for the ...

Alfieri, Reed Appointed To Fill California Horse Racing Board Vacancies - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

California state Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dennis Alfieri, 60, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the ...

CHRB Moves To Ban Presence Of Clenbuterol On Race Day - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 25, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Chairman Chuck Winner presided.

Golden Gate Fields Meet 'Fully Approved', To Begin Oct. 17 - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board released the following statement Wednesday afternoon: All of the conditions placed upon the Pacific Racing Association's ...

'At First, I Thought I Was Done': Espinoza Back In The Saddle After Fractured Vertebra - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

After a near seven-month absence, popular Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, a winner of the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah, will return to the ...

Allred On Los Al: 'This Venue Will Remain A Racetrack' - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Dr. Edward Allred, owner and CEO of Los Alamitos, released the following statement to media Thursday after a meeting of the California Horse Racing Board.

Bonus Points Clinches Thrilling John B. Campbell  Thoroughbred Racing Dudes

LAUREL, MD - Three Diamonds Farm's Bonus Points continued displaying his affinitity for Laurel Park on Saturday when he was able to rally the length of the ...

Future In Doubt For Golden Gate Fields In Northern California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Officials with The Stronach Group have called what it refers to as an “urgent meeting” with horsemen at Golden Gate Fields to discuss the future of the Northern ...

Bloodlines Presented By Indiana Horse Racing: California Eyes Are 'Smiling' - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

With a victory in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita, Spiced Perfection became the first Grade 1 stakes winner for her sire Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger).

California Stewards' Log: Trainer 'Lost His Cool' In Barn Area, Tried To Choke Jockey - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

On Monday, The California Horse Racing Board released the stewards' rulings for the December race meeting at Los Alamitos reports latimes.com. The list of ...

Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another back in California  Horse Racing Nation

I'll Have Another, U.S. champion and dual classic winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, arrived Saturday at California's Ballena Vista Farm ...

California Authority Of Racing Fairs To Intervene In Lawsuit Over OTB Agreements - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) has been granted leave to intervene on behalf of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) in the lawsuit ...

Penalties For Positive OOCTs In California Could Soon Get Sharper - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board could soon enact changes to its veterinary rules which would toughen sanctions for positive out-of-competition tests (OOCTs) ...

Golden Gate Fields Sues California Horse Racing Board Over Licensing Condition - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The Pacific Racing Association, which operates Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., for The Stronach Group, has filed a lawsuit against the California Horse ...

The Derby Room horse-race betting venue gets license, plans to open January in Norco  Press-Enterprise

A long-anticipated off-track horse race venue is expected to open in Norco around New Year's Day, now that it has a license from the California Horse Racing ...

Report: Jacobson Gives Up New York String, Focusing On California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Top New York trainer David Jacobson has transferred his horses there and will shift his focus to Southern California, according to a report by the Daily Racing ...

Off-track horse race gambling coming to Norco after false start  Press-Enterprise

If you had bet on Norco getting an off-track horse racing venue a few years ago, you would have lost. Now your odds appear better. After plans fizzled to open a ...

California Governor Appoints Two to Racing Board  BloodHorse.com

Real estate developer Dennis Alfieri and energy executive Debra Reed were appointed by Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. Dec. 17 to the California Horse Racing ...

CHRB Proposes Veterinary Regulation For Claiming Horses, Joint Injections - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 23, at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided.

CHRB: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Licenses Approved Pending TwinSpires Agreement - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 29, (rescheduled from November 15) at Del Mar Surfside Race Place.

Clocker: California horse 'is going to win' Breeders' Cup Classic  Horse Racing Nation

In 35 previous runnings of the Breeders' Cup Classic, nearly half have been won by trainers based in Southern California.

Simulcasting Again an Issue in Northern California  BloodHorse.com

The Stronach Group continued its efforts to revamp the way pari-mutuel wagering is conducted in Northern California during an Oct. 25 California Horse Racing ...

California Stewards To Trade Places During Del Mar Meet - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Del Mar will have a new steward in the booth for the first time in three years this summer, reports drf.com. John Herbuveaux, from Golden Gate Fields, will ...

Geovanni Franco Living The Dream In California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The name, Geovanni Franco, registers as Italian. The birthplace listed in the Del Mar jockey roster says Mexico City. The word Franco received recently from a ...

Opening Day At Santa Anita: One Of Our Sport's Greatest Treasures - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

I'll never forget my first visit to Santa Anita. It was the winter of 1979 and I was living in Chicago. I should say I was eager to flee the Windy City after a January ...

Jersey Town Relocated To Daehling Ranch In California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Grade 1 winner Jersey Town will stand the 2019 breeding season at Daehling Ranch Thoroughbreds, near Elk Grove, Calif. as the property of Charles Fipke, ...

May 27 Gold Cup Day Highlights Santa Anita Spring Stakes Schedule - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Santa Anita's 2019 Spring Stakes Schedule, which runs from Saturday, April 13, through Sunday, June 23, will offer fans and horsemen a total of 35 added ...

CHRB: California Handle Up 10 Percent, Losing Jockeys Could Be Paid More - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, July 12, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair ...

CHRB To Investigate Desormeaux's Del Mar Ride For Lack Of Perseverance - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Jockey Kent Desormeaux rode Take a Leap in the fourth race at Del Mar on Saturday, and was caught near the wire to finish third. Stewards called a hearing on ...

CHRB Moves Forward on Out-of-Competition Sanctions  BloodHorse.com

The California Horse Racing Board took a step toward a policy of out-of-competition testing with teeth during its monthly meeting Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race ...

Gaines-Trained Horses Scratched by Santa Anita Stewards  BloodHorse.com

Three of trainer Carla Gaines' horses were scratched from the Jan. 11 card at Santa Anita Park just after the second race went official.

Steve Lym Named VP, Racing Secretary At Santa Anita - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Santa Anita Park has announced highly respected Canadian racing official Steve Lym will become the track's Vice President and Racing Secretary as the track ...

Gorajec: Voided Claim Rule Should Become Standard Practice In Every State - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Nine states have adopted rules voiding the claims of horses that either suffered fatal injuries or were placed on the vet's list immediately after their claiming races ...

Santa Anita Announces Early Post Time For Saturday Card - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Santa Anita Park has announced there will be a special early first post time of 12 noon this Saturday, Sept. 29 in order to accommodate a 12-race program, ...

How have California horses fared in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile?  Horse Racing Nation

The second Breeders' Cup Juvenile "Win and You're In" Challenge race took us to Santa Anita Park over the weekend for an event sporting a new name.

Joe Harper To Receive Eclipse Award Of Merit - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters today announced that Joe Harper, who has ...

Prospect Park To Stand At Harris Farms In California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Prospect Park, winner of the Grace 3 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar, has been retired to stand at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif. The horse has been purchased ...

Report: Los Alamitos Finishes Meet With Declines In Handle - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Final figures were down slightly at Los Alamitos at the end of the recent eight-date meet, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. Average daily handle ...

Shots fired before Ice Cube concert at California horse track  NBCNews.com

Sheriff's deputies shot a man before a sold-out concert by Ice Cube during the last race of the day at Del Mar Racetrack north of San Diego, authorities and track ...

'Races Are Won In Training': Arthur Expresses Frustration After California OOCT Measure Sent Back To Committee - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board voted on Thursday to send a proposed rule governing out-of-competition drug testing back to committee. The Blood-Horse's ...

Spiced Perfection Leads California-Bred Exacta In La Brea Stakes - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Dare to Dream Stable's Spiced Perfection made the leap from California-bred competition to Grade 1 winner in Wednesday's $300,000 La Brea Stakes for ...

Del Mar Odyssey: Notes From Opening Week - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The first of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's summer meeting is in the books and here's a quick review of some of the activities from the ...

Watch: California Chrome back enjoying his Kentucky home  Horse Racing Nation

Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome successfully completed another Southern Hemisphere breeding season stint at Haras Sumaya Stud in Chile.

Chilean Sires Passion For Gold, Dosificado Move To Milky Way Farm In California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Two stallions have arrived from Chile to join the stallion roster at Milky Way Farm in Temecula, Calif., for 2019. Passion for Gold (Medaglia d'Oro x C'Est ...

Euro-Breds Hit California Purple Patch | TDN  Thoroughbred Daily News

The opening of Santa Anita's winter meet late last month came with a spate of good results for European-breds, and three of those had more in common than ...

CHRB: Golden Gate License Contingent On Satellite Wagering Agreements - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, June 21, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Chair Chuck Winner presided.

Los Alamitos, CHRB Prepare for Intense Heat  BloodHorse.com

With record high temperatures expected throughout Southern California July 6, Los Alamitos and the California Horse Racing Board are preparing to deal with ...

Golden Gate: 'First Class' Winner's Circle Among New Additions For Summer Meet - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

In addition to an eight-race program that includes two turf events, fans and horsemen will also be treated to a brand new Winner's Circle at Golden Gate Fields ...

Compromise Ensures Golden Gate Late Summer Dates  BloodHorse.com

While bigger battles could reshape the Northern California racing and wagering landscape, they will not impact the upcoming Golden Gate Fields meeting.

Baffert Seeks Second Los Al Futurity/Starlet Double; Will Saddle Two Runners In Each Grade 1 - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who became the first trainer to win the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the Starlet in the same year in 2017, will try to ...

Racing! Goodbye to the winter/spring Santa Anita meeting  Los Angeles Times

The results from the final day at Santa Anita, plus a spirited debate on on out-of-competition drug testing for horses.

Ex-Sempra President Debra Reed Named to State Horse Racing Board  Times of San Diego

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed the recently retired president of Sempra Energy to the California Horse Racing Board of Directors, it was announced Monday.

A Horsewoman Through And Through: Bellocq's Courage Reflects Her Devotion To The Sport - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

On Wednesday evening, longtime horsewoman Martine Bellocq received the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters' Bill Mooney Award for “displaying courage ...

California-Bred Spiced Perfection Looking To Upset La Brea Stakes - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Spiced Perfection, a three-time stakes winner against California-breds, ventures into open company in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on ...

CHRB Delays Out-of-Competition Testing Proposal  BloodHorse.com

The California Horse Racing Board delayed a proposal on out-of-competition testing changes during its scheduled monthly meeting June 21 at the Alameda ...

Poor Air Quality Forces Golden Gate to Cancel Racing  BloodHorse.com

Poor air quality forced Golden Gate Fields to cancel its live racing Nov. 16 and could threaten racing through the weekend if the air quality doesn't improve.

Derby-Winning Jockey Valenzuela Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Domestic Violence - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela pleaded guilty earlier this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, reports the San ...

Horsemen Concerned About Golden Gate Fields' Future  BloodHorse.com

Northern California horsemen met with executives from The Stronach Group June 14 and many left with concerns about their future in the region.

Ritvo Outlines Future Plans for Santa Anita, California  BloodHorse.com

After months of frequent—and often abrupt—change at Santa Anita Park, Tim Ritvo is not *content*. The chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns ...

Desormeaux Officially Sanctioned For 'Failure To Give His Best Effort' - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has officially been handed a three-day suspension by the Del Mar stewards, reports drf.com, regarding an incident in the fourth race ...

Ritvo: Golden Gate Could Close Over Simulcast Issue  BloodHorse.com

Tim Ritvo, The Stronach Group's chief operating officer, said June 13 that closing Golden Gate Fields could be a possibility if changes are not made to a ...

Drug Testing Expert Stanley Departs University of California-Davis, To Start New Laboratory At University Of Kentucky - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Dr. Scott Stanley, who directed the modernization of drug testing in California horse racing in this century, has accepted a position at the University of Kentucky.

Golden Gate Cancels Second Straight Day of Racing  BloodHorse.com

Golden Gate Fields had to cancel its second straight day of live racing Nov. 17 because of poor air quality from the devastating fires in Northern California, ...

Necropsy Shows Bobby Abu Dhabi Died of Spinal Injury  BloodHorse.com

Grade 2 winner Bobby Abu Dhabi likely died from fractures to vertebrae in his neck, which occurred because of a fall as a result of sesamoid fractures in his right ...

Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer At Heart Of Jockey Club's Revocation Of Stud Book Privileges To California Breeder - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

On Jan. 4, The Jockey Club announced it has permanently revoked all stud book privileges of owner/breeder Nadine Anderson based upon its determination ...

Drenching Rain Forces Races Off Turf At Del Mar For First Time In Three Years - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

A quarter-inch of rain drenched the track early Thursday morning and with forecasts for even stronger storms to hit 90 minutes to an hour before first post, track ...

Photos: Opening Day Horse Racing at Santa Anita Park  The Pasadena Star-News

Keith Birmingham is a Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in sports, editorial and portrait photography. He has been a staff photographer for 24 years ...

A date with Accelerate's next for California Chrome's dam  Horse Racing Nation

Love the Chase hit it big as a broodmare when she gave birth to her first foal in 2011, a modestly-bred chestnut sired by Lucky Pulpit. That foal, of course, was ...

'We Believe In The Future Of Horse Racing': Belinda Stronach Outlines Plans For Company's Assets - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

While the lawsuit filed Oct. 1 by Frank and Elfriede Stronach against their daughter Belinda over her management of the family's privately held business and ...