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  1. CHRB Could Announce New Pre-Race Measures As California Governor Urges Santa Anita To Stop Racing - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report
  2. 'Enough Is Enough.' California Governor Calls to Halt Racing at Santa Anita Park After 29 Horse Deaths  TIME
  3. Gov. Gavin Newsom issues puzzling statement on Santa Anita horse deaths  Los Angeles Times
  4. California Governor, Citing 29 Horse Deaths, Calls for Hold on Racing at Santa Anita Park  The New York Times
  5. Veterinary team will assess horses before they can race at Santa Anita  LA Daily News
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It’s time to take a hard look at horse racing and opportunities for reform  The Pasadena Star-News

There's no question that horse racing is a spectacle. There are few moments as breathtaking as 20 1,000-pound thoroughbreds surging through the homestretch ...

Has RCI Gone To The Dogs? California Regulators May Drop Membership - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Citing a new formula determining board seats and philosophical differences over medication policy, the California Horse Racing Board will consider withdrawing ...

Santa Anita Park Resists Call To Suspend Racing After 2 More Horses Die  NPR

Los Angeles County's Santa Anita Park is standing firm against calls to cancel the rest of its racing season after the deaths of two more horses over the weekend, ...

Santa Anita denies request to stop racing after 28th horse dies  FOX 5 San Diego

Officials at Santa Anita Park refused a request by the California Horse Racing Board to suspend racing at the track for the remaining seven days of the season ...

Bill Authorizing CHRB To Call Emergency Horse Racing Safety Meeting Clears California Committee - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Horse-safety legislation from California State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) that gained support and urgency amid the continuing death of racehorses at Santa ...

Calls for a crackdown on racing intensify after 27th horse dies at California's Santa Anita track  CNBC

LOS ANGELES — Another horse fatality was reported at Santa Anita Park in California this week, marking the 27th death since late December and bringing ...

Santa Anita Asked To Cancel, Racing Board Oversight Increased  Patch.com

Santa Anita Asked To Cancel, Oversight Upped - Arcadia, CA - After nearly 30 horse racing related deaths, the horse racing track was asked but refused to ...

Future of horse racing in California discussed at tension-filled meeting  Los Angeles Times

The monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board was filled with hyperbolic rhetoric over what should be the future of horse racing in California.

Racehorse deaths: Horse collapses and dies during Maryland race just after taking the lead  CBS News

Horse collapses, dies shortly after taking lead during race in Maryland over weekend, marking at least 12th racehorse to die this year in state.

29 Racehorses Have Died at This Track Since Dec. 26  The New York Times

More fatalities at Santa Anita have resulted in a regulatory agency's request for racing to be halted at the track.

'It's not a sport': Animal rights advocates march for the abolishment of horse racing  Yahoo Sports

Protesters outside Santa Anita Park on Saturday and other animal rights activists have demanded for months that every horse racing track in the country close ...

Why bettors at Santa Anita Park aren't deterred by the 'stigma' of horses dying  Yahoo Sports

On Sunday, Santa Anita will be open for the first of its final four race days. It'll be another day at the track. The horses will race. Maybe one will die. Maybe none ...

Activists call for statewide horse racing ban  fox5sandiego.com

Animal-rights activists called for horse racing to be abolished in California on Monday, one day after a third horse died at Santa Anita Park in nine days.

PETA sides with Santa Anita on new horse racing safety rules  Los Angeles Times

Santa Anita has found itself on the good side of the spotlight on Tuesday when a leading animal rights group called on the country to adopt safety reforms ...

Santa Anita remains open; enhanced equine safety measures now in place  dvm360

When 4-year-old gelding Formal Dude was euthanized June 8 after suffering a pelvis fracture at Santa Anita Park, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) ...

12th racehorse dies in Maryland this year  New York Daily News

The horse was leading the pack in the second race of the day when she appeared to suffer a heart attack.

Gov. Gavin Newsom backs bill to expand state board’s power to shut down horse racing  Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom supports a bill that would expand the ability of the California Horse Racing Board to shut down or move racing dates with little notice.

Roger Stein, longtime Southern California horse trainer and radio host, dies at 65  Los Angeles Times

Roger Stein's hulking presence around the racetrack made him easy to recognize, be it in early years as a harness racing trainer or later when he switched to ...

Enough horse deaths. Santa Anita should stop racing for the season  Los Angeles Times

With 12 days left to go in the winter racing season, Santa Anita, just coming off its 26th horse death, should stop racing for the season now.

Santa Anita racetrack loses 2 horses in 3 days, marking 25 deaths in recent months  ABC News

Two horses died at Southern California's prominent Santa Anita racetrack over the weekend, marking 25 thoroughbred fatalities there in the last six months.

Seize the moment to fix horse racing at Santa Anita and everywhere else  Press-Enterprise

Wednesday's announcement by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and the Stronach Group that enhanced safety measures will be required before any ...

Santa Anita Progress Outlined to California Lawmakers  BloodHorse.com

Industry participants, a track owner, other stakeholders, and even a member of an animal rights group noted that changes at Santa Anita Park aiming to improve ...

Horse Racing Fans Raise Concerns After 26th Horse Since December Dies at Santa Anita Park  PopCulture.com

Horse racing fans are growing more and more concerned as more horses die at the Santa Anita Park in southern California.Horse racing is by no means a safe ...

Racing! Congratulations to Rafael Bejarano on his 4000th win  Los Angeles Times

Let's start with some good news for a change. Rafael Bejarano won his 4000th race when he was aboard Portal Creek for the win in the third race.

Racing! Catching up with Chantal Sutherland  Los Angeles Times

Jockey Chantal Sutherland gives an update on her life and career.

CHRB: Medication, Training Restrictions Expanded To Other California Tracks - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, May 23, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair ...

How Kentucky Keeps Horse Racing Deaths Secret  NPR

When a thoroughbred dies on a Kentucky racetrack, it's almost impossible to learn the circumstances of the death because the Kentucky Horse Racing ...

National HBPA Opposes Horseracing Integrity Act  BloodHorse.com

The National Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) announces its opposition to the Senate version of the Horseracing Integrity Act (S.

Gov. Newsom supports bill that would suspend racing to protect horses  The Pasadena Star-News

In response to the increasing number of horse racing deaths in California, including the death of 26 horses at Santa Anita Park, Gov. Gavin Newsom on ...

Reform or extinction? Many see horse slaughter as existential threat to racing  Courier Journal

This is no time for neutrality. With horse racing under unprecedented pressure to put its barns in order, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association finally ...

Report: Body Found In Lake Believed To Be Jockey Shawn Spikes - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Officials with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in California told KRON 4 News they believe a body found in Lake Del Valle is that of 22-year-old ...

Should Racehorses Be Medicated?  NPR

Updated at 7:55 p.m. ET. There will be the usual excitement for the Belmont Stakes in New York this weekend — the third and final event of horse racing's Triple ...

Horse racing’s future is the talk in New York ahead of Belmont Stakes  Los Angeles Times

On the eve of the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, the talk is quite different than it was two of the last four years when a Triple Crown was on the line.

Turned-Back Sale Of Unbridled's Song As A Juvenile Altered Thoroughbred Industry's Course - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The horse that brings the most money at a sale will usually be the one that gets the most headlines immediately after the fact, but some of horse racing's greatest ...

Tensions run high at California horse racing board after 25 horses die since December  WTOC

Critics call for the historic park's closure. Supporters say necessary changes have been made and that there are more to come.

Feinstein joins call for Santa Anita to suspend racing  USA TODAY

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined the California Horse Racing Board in calling for Santa Anita to immediately suspend the remainder of its meet after the ...

Southern California Trainer Louis Bradvica, 91, Dies - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The racing community in Southern California mourns the passing of trainer Louis Andrew “Lou” Bradvica, who died at his home in Riverside June 4 at the age of ...

Another view: Running out of ways to tell Santa Anita to stop racing  The Herald-News

Recently, a 4-year-old gelding named Formal Dude was euthanized after injuring itself during a race at Santa Anita Park. Formal Dude was the 28th horse to die ...

Distressing Cases Of Neglect Found At Prominent CA Sanctuary | Horse Racing News  US Racing

The California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF), the second-ever OTTB retirement facility in the United States when founded in 1986 and once known as ...

California Stallion Atticus Dies At Age 27 - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

California stallion Atticus, who sired progeny with earnings of more than $14.5 million, died of natural causes on Tuesday, Barton Thoroughbreds announced.

Racing! Catching up on the news  Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we go through the penultimate, penultimate weekend at this Santa Anita ...

CHRB Keeps Lines of Communication Open with Feinstein  Thoroughbred Daily News

By Dan Ross. California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) chairman Chuck Winner told the TDN that he and the board's executive director, Rick Baedeker, are in ...

Racing Medication Debate Plays Out On NPR - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The debate about the use of Lasix and other therapeutic medications has spilled over into national news as Belmont Day approaches. National Public Radio ...

TOC board member: I'm for animal rights – and horse racing  Horse Racing Nation

I am an animal rights activist. I support several animal rights groups. Twice I have gone to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, where we observe gray whales and ...

Del Mar Condition Book Released, Includes Purse Boosts - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Del Mar's first condition book for the 2019 summer season is now out and available online and hard copies will be distributed to horsemen in Southern California ...

Racing! The rebuttal to HBO's Real Sports segment  Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we hit the middle of Santa Anita's big holiday weekend. I'm not sure how ...

Key Players Hope for Bright Future at Santa Anita Sale  BloodHorse.com

Four rows of brand-new temporary barns sit in the parking lot at Santa Anita Park, just off the seven-furlong chute of the racetrack. Fasig-Tipton has come to town ...

Essential California: NBA Finals, E3 and Tesla in the week ahead  Los Angeles Times

The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, E3 officially opens on Tuesday, and more.

'The Competition Is Stiff,' But Maldonado Tall In The Saddle In Southern California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Edwin Maldonado is not the leading jockey at Santa Anita this meet, but at five feet six, he's certainly among the tallest, and with 13 wins from 63 mounts, ...

State Racing Board To Meet After 25th Horse Death At Santa Anita  CBS Los Angeles

California's horse racing regulators will meet at Santa Anita, where protesters are planning to make their presence known. Kara Finnstrom reports. 22 days ago ...

Frank Stronach Questions TSG Management  BloodHorse.com

As Frank Stronach stood on the grass course May 18 at Pimlico Race Course while horses were being saddled for the Preakness Stakes (G1), there was a ...

The curious power of a day at the races  San Francisco Chronicle

What's a bet?” Didi asked from the back seat. Although I've driven by Golden Gate Fields countless times, I'd never visited until our family stopped by to celebrate ...

Santa Anita: Marckie’s Water wins Charles Whittingham; horse injured in sixth race  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

ARCADIA — Marckie's Water made his first graded-stakes victory a thrilling one Saturday, rallying on the outside to beat United by three-quarters of a length in ...

Political Watch June 6, 2019 | News  Santa Maria Sun

The California state Senate approved a bill authored by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would direct the state's Division...

California considers the unthinkable: Canceling horse racing at Santa Anita Park  The Washington Post

The unexplained deaths of 23 horses at the fabled track since late December have prompted calls by animal rights experts to ban the sport.

Horse racing board to discuss safety regulations after 22 horses die  ABC News

The California Horse Racing Board will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss new rules for safety and giving medication to horses after 22 horses died at Santa ...

Omaha Beach 'Slow In Healing' After Throat Surgery, But Colt Finally Headed Back To California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The pre-Kentucky Derby favorite had to miss the race due to an entrapped epiglottis which required surgery, and now five weeks later Omaha Beach is finally ...

California Horse Racing Board meeting to discuss Santa Anita postponed  Los Angeles Times

The California Horse Racing Board postponed Friday's scheduled meeting to discuss its ability to reassign racing dates should Santa Anita elect to suspend ...

California adopts new rules that put horse racing under a microscope, before and after deadly injuries  The Pasadena Star-News

In another major reform growing out of the deaths of 23 horses at Santa Anita Park this season, the chief of the state's regulatory agency said Thursday it will now ...

What is the future of horse racing in Southern California? Letters  LA Daily News

Our Question of the Week asked readers, What is the future of horse racing in Southern California? Make horse racing safer. Having owned my own horse when ...

Why horse racing is so dangerous  National Geographic

Nearly 500 Thoroughbred racehorses died in the U.S. in 2018. Here's why.

Horse racing industry fights for survival in wake of deaths and scrutiny  Los Angeles Times

Horse racing has never been in such a precarious position. The horse deaths at Santa Anita have affected local racing and created scrutiny of the sport ...

Horse Racing Deaths: Santa Anita Track Makes Changes  NPR

The famed horse racing track, Santa Anita Park, is up and running after being closed for much of last month following a spike in racehorse deaths. Since the end ...

New bill would allow state to suspend horse racing at troubled tracks  The Pasadena Star-News

In the wake of 23 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, California legislators are pushing for a new bill that would give a regulatory board the power to “swiftly and ...

Santa Anita Horse Deaths: No Clear Answer From Experts  NPR

Since the start of the racing season in late December, a shocking 21 horses have died at the famed Santa Anita Park racetrack in southern California.

New Bill Would Allow the California Horse Racing Board to Stop Racing  KQED

If passed, the bill would allow the board to halt racing when dangerous conditions exist. This comes after more than 20 horses died at the Santa Anita racetrack ...

Track cancels horse racing indefinitely after 21st fatality in less than 3 months  ABC News

A Southern California horse racing track canceled races indefinitely on Tuesday after another horse died this week, marking the 21st fatality since the track ...

After Latest Fatality, California Horse Racing Board to Mull 'Options' to Consider Moving Santa Anita...  Casino.Org News

The California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday called a special meeting for April 12 to discuss the possible reallocation of race dates granted to Santa Anita ...

Commentary: Shut Down Of Racing In California Could Lead To Big Aftercare Problem - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

In the sea of editorials and outrage about the current spike in equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park, one horsewoman points out we may all be overlooking ...

Another horse dies at Santa Anita, marking 23rd death this season  FOX 5 San Diego

Another racehorse died at Santa Anita Park Sunday, the 23rd horse death at the facility in just over three months.

What Is Behind The Horse Racing Deaths In Southern California?  WBUR

There have now been 21 horse deaths at the Santa Anita Park in Southern California since the racing season began in December.

California horse racing track cancels events after more than 20 horses die  WJBF-TV

A Southern California horse racing track canceled races indefinitely on Tuesday after another horse died this week, marking the 21st fatality since the track ...

Nearly two dozen horse deaths forces temporary closure of California racing track  NBC News

Santa Anita shut down its main racing surface for two days this week following a rash of horse deaths at the famed Southern California thoroughbred track.

PETA calls for closure of California horse racing track after 20th horse dies  New York Daily News

A 4-year-old horse was euthanized following an ankle injury on Saturday after the track had been deemed “one hundred percent ready” for racing.

Executive Director of the California Horse Racing Board discusses recent deaths at Santa Anita Park  FOX 11 Los Angeles

ARCADIA, Calif. (FOX 11) - Santa Anita Race Track is reeling from yet another death of a horse since December 2018. This is the 22nd equine death and it's ...

'Watershed Moment For California Horse Racing': TOC Seeking Input From Members On Announced Reforms - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Thoroughbred Owners of California has scheduled a 1 p.m. PT teleconference on Saturday for its members to provide input and ask questions about the ...

Major horse racing tracks agree to phase out use of race-day Lasix  Los Angeles Times

The three major groups that control horse racing have agreed to implement an initiative that would eventually eliminate the race-day use of Lasix in horses ...

CHRB Mum On Why Morey Horses Scratched By Stewards At Santa Anita, Golden Gate - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

California Horse Racing Board officials are tightlipped over why horses trained by William E. Morey were ordered scratched last week by stewards at Golden ...

East Coast Riders Bristle At No-Whip Experiment In California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

While the proposed no-whip experiment that was to have taken place today at Santa Anita Park is now off, riders on the Maryland circuit are watching from afar ...

Races To Continue At Santa Anita Through June Despite Nearly 2 Dozen Horse Deaths  CBS Los Angeles

ARCADIA (CBSLA) – Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current season on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who ...

Horse Racing's Rampant Problem Leaves Sport With More Questions Than Answers  Sports Illustrated

The horse deaths at Santa Anita have created an uncertain future in an industry that employs many thousands of people, from the very highest income brackets ...

District Attorney Investigating 22 Horse Deaths At California Racetrack  HuffPost

Horse racing is preparing to resume at California's Santa Anita racetrack as the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office helps investigate mysterious fatal injuries to ...

Another horse dies at Santa Anita racetrack, marking 24 in six months  ABC News

Another horse has died at Santa Anita Park in California, the race track said Saturday, marking the 24th thoroughbred fatality in the last six months.

Racing! How about better accounting CHRB?  Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as the CHRB and Santa Anita do first attempts at damage control. The recent ...

Racing resumes at famed Santa Anita Park after 22 horse deaths  FOX 5 San Diego

Racing resumed Friday at Santa Anita Park after 22 horses died this season.

Death toll at horse track rises to 19 as employees test soil  ABC News

Southern California has received more than 11 inches of rain in the past month, according to the Santa Anita Park.

Santa Anita Park scheduled to resume horse racing Friday  KABC-TV

Santa Anita Park is scheduled to resume horse racing on Friday, racetrack officials confirm.

Inside a $500-million family feud  Toronto Life

Frank Stronach spent decades grooming his daughter, Belinda, to take over his billion-dollar business. Now he wants it back.

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.

Kentucky Derby Notes: Friday's Workout Action In Florida, California - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Trainer Richard Mandella opted to wait on working likely Grade 1 Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite Omaha Beach Friday morning, instead sending the ...

Jockeys say whips necessary for their safety and that of the horses  Courier Journal

The issue of whips is being debated again as California considers banning the use of them.

Santa Anita to Close Main Track to Evaluate Safety  BloodHorse.com

Management at Santa Anita Park, after discussions with the California Horse Racing Board related to an increased number of fatalities at the track this season, ...

Co-owner of Santa Anita Park Speaks on Future of Horse Racing  NBC Southern California

The founder of the company that owns and operates Santa Anita Park -- where 23 racehorses have died since Dec. 26 -- talked about "the future of horse racing ...

Del Mar Adopting Enhanced Safety Protocols For Upcoming Summer Meet - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Joe Harper, chief executive officer of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., issued a statement on Tuesday concerning new safety protocols being ...

Another horse dies two days after California track resumes racing; deaths now number 22  Fox News

The number of horse deaths at a California racetrack now stands at 22. Since Late December, multiple horses have died at Santa Anita Park, leaving the sport's ...

Horse Deaths Are Haunting the Racing World Ahead of the Kentucky Derby. Here's What's Being Done to Stop Them  TIME

The horse racing industry is facing pressure to reform following the deaths of two dozen horses at a California racetrack.

Death of 23 horses on California racetrack prompting race day rule changes  Reading Eagle

The alarming number of deaths has roiled the racing industry and prompted abrupt changes in race-day medication rules.

Gorajec: RCI's Scare Tactics On Lasix Ban Disingenuous, Ill-Informed And Just Plain Shameful - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

I was incredulous. I couldn't believe what I was reading. The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) had just issued a press release warning ...

Racing Continues at Santa Anita Park Amid Mounting Pressure to Suspend Competition After Spate of Horse Deaths  KQED

Santa Anita Park's biggest race of the season is still on for this Saturday despite calls from Sen. Dianne Feinstein to shut down the race track, where 23 horses ...