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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.

Alexander's goal: Keep California horse racing in a Golden State  Horse Racing Nation

Del Mar is just one of several racetracks in the Golden State with which Thoroughbred Owners of California chairman Nick Alexander must concern himself.

After 'devastating double toll,' Cohen named top comeback jockey  Horse Racing Nation

David Cohen — enjoying a banner season after resuming his promising riding career following an injury-induced hiatus spanning almost four years — is the ...

Grade 3 winner Prospect Park retired to stud in California  Horse Racing Nation

Prospect Park, winner of the Grade 3 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar, has been retired to stand at Harris Farms in Coalinga, California, it was announced Thursday ...

Hammond added to National Museum of Racing's Media Roll of Honor  Horse Racing Nation

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning broadcaster Tom Hammond and the late Eclipse Award-winning cinematographer Joe Burnham have been selected to the ...

Drug testing protects integrity of California horse racing  Daily Democrat

With big names like California Chrome, Bayern and Shared Belief taking the field for the Breeder”s Cup Classic Saturday, it”s a safe bet that drug testing in ...

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.

What to watch for: Spotlighting Pegasus World Cup preps  Horse Racing Nation

The 2019 Pegasus World Cup and Pegasus World Cup Turf take place Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, with the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track set to first host a pair of ...

Anniversary of deadly San Luis Rey Downs fire strains still  Bristol Herald Courier

RURAL BONSALL, Calif. — There's a dusty, quiet corner at the back of the 240-acre San Luis Rey Downs horse-training facility, far away from the handsome, ...

Racing! A wet start to Los Alamitos racing  Los Angeles Times

The rain has certainly muddied things up for Southern California racing the past couple weeks. We want to know your thoughts on the best mudder you've ever ...

Hammond, Burnham Chosen For Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning broadcaster Tom Hammond and the late Eclipse Award-winning cinematographer Joe Burnham have been selected to the ...

Eight from the First 18: The Most Popular Racehorses of This Century (So Far)  America's Best Racing

California Chrome, left, Zenyatta, center, and Smarty Jones were three of the most popular racehorses since the turn of the century. (Eclipse Sportswire/Eclipse ...

CHRB grants Golden Gate approval for winter-spring meet dates  Daily Racing Form

Golden Gate Fields received provisional approval from the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to run its winter-spring meeting beginning on Dec.

Racing! Impressive win for Improbable  Los Angeles Times

It was quite a display of talent and power on Saturday as Improbable won the Grade 1 $300000 Los Alamitos Futurity by five lengths.

ROAP Names Winners of Pete Pedersen Awards  BloodHorse.com

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) has announced Stan Bowker, Herbert Clark, David Hooper, and Donald Le Vine as winners of the 2018 Pete ...

Santa Anita: Purse Increases, Eye-Catching Changes | TDN  Thoroughbred Daily News

In a press release Monday, Santa Anita announced substantial purse increases due to "increased handle over the last year" for all overnight races at its.

Golden Gate, Horsemen Reach Simulcasting Agreement  BloodHorse.com

The applications for Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields' upcoming after-Christmas meets were both conditionally approved without incident during a ...

Harness: HRMC makes recommendations on two therapeutic medications  Daily Racing Form

In May 2018, through the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors Medication Subcommittee, the USTA established the Harness Racing Medication ...

Galilean tops King Glorious nominations at Los Alamitos  Horse Racing Nation

Galilean, who won the Barretts Juvenile in his career debut at Los Alamitos Sept. 22, is among 13 nominees to the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes while the ...

Racing! Los Alamitos gets going for eight days  Los Angeles Times

The final full meeting of the year starts today at Los Alamitos. It's only two weeks, which is eight days in the racing world, before we mercifully get a nine-day ...

Harris Farms, Old English Rancho Enter Joint Operating Agreement - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Combining over 100 years of leadership and excellence in California and national racing, John Harris's Harris Farms and the Johnston's family's Old English ...

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.

Santa Anita reinstitutes Ship & Stay program, releases condition book  Horse Racing Nation

With opening day fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced its “Ship & Stay” program for out of state horses running at the ...

2 familiar faces gone from Southern California racing scene  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jeez, you take a week off and come back to a changed world. When I left town for a Thanksgiving break, I had no inkling that I would return to find two stalwarts ...

Kentucky Derby 2019 Radar: Callaghan holds a talented pair  Horse Racing Nation

Trainer Simon Callaghan has three times saddled $600,000 purchase Stretford End for maiden special weight races in California. Each time the son of Will Take ...

Summers back in spotlight with 'Ecuador's best' at Clasico del Caribe  Horse Racing Nation

Stud David Y Daniel's El Kurdo, second in the Copa Invitacional during last year's Clasico Internacional del Caribe program, will have a chance to reverse that ...

'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 ...

Del Mar horse racing stewards have a referee's job like no other  Valdosta Daily Times

SAN DIEGO — In separate interviews, in different rooms at Del Mar, the three people who make up the racetrack's board of stewards all came up with the same ...

California Wildfire Heroes, Equine Art, and More Must-Click Links of the Week  America's Best Racing

Welcome to our link roundup, where we share our favorite stories from around the Internet! Know a link that should be included? Email it to ...

Kentucky Derby 2019 Scouting Report: West Coast Division  Horse Racing Nation

Better known as the Bob Baffert Division, the 2019 Kentucky Derby trail's case of California characters revolves around the race's defending winner who's ...

Wisener: At Oaklawn, Wallace called races with the best of them  Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing news: Wisener: At Oaklawn, Wallace called races with the best of them.

Racing! And the best mudder is …  Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as I thank all you readers for writing the newsletter today. As I mentioned ...

Chasing Yesterday breaks through in Starlet at Los Alamitos  Horse Racing Nation

Chasing Yesterday proved game in her return at the top level Saturday. The half-sister to American Pharoah overcame a wide turn for home and put away two ...

Rick Hammerle Out as Santa Anita Racing Secretary  BloodHorse.com

Rick Hammerle has been removed from his position as racing secretary at Santa Anita Park, according to several sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Scat Daddy Colt Shows Promise at Golden Gate  Thoroughbred Daily News

Anothertwistafate (Scat Daddy) may have disappointed in his first racetrack appearance at Santa Anita last month, but the juvenile made amends with an.

Raging Bull ships in, wins Del Mar's Hollywood Derby  Horse Racing Nation

Confidently handled, Raging Bull rallied from well back early in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby to nip River Boyne in an East versus West ...

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, ...

Justify vs. Accelerate: Horse of the Year Race's pros and cons  Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing news: Justify vs. Accelerate: Horse of the Year Race's pros and cons.

Horse Racing: First look at six of the top 2019 Kentucky Derby contenders  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Christmas is just around the corner, and you know what that means. Santa Claus and his little elves have been putting together a traditional gift for all our ...

With Mirahmadi departing, Aqueduct lines up announcers  Horse Racing Nation

The New York Racing Association on Friday announced the track announcer schedule for the 2018-19 winter and spring meets at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Bellafina's connections maintain Kentucky Oaks as a goal  Horse Racing Nation

While Bellafina finished fourth as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, trainer Simon Callaghan doesn't believe that was her “true running” some ...

Stakes Tracker: Pharoah's sis back to Grade 1 company  Horse Racing Nation

When Chasing Yesterday went from a maiden win in California to New York's Spinaway Stakes (G1), the task appeared to be too much, too soon. Since then ...

Across the Board: Maximus Mischief needs a stiffer test  Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing news: Across the Board: Maximus Mischief needs a stiffer test.

Hovdey: Latest fires touch upon barely healed scars  Daily Racing Form

It was just a simple little five-acre hillside fire, the kind that pops up in North San Diego County more often than you\'d think, fueled by dry grass and a grove of ...

Starlet Stakes 2018: Odds and analysis for Saturday's race  Horse Racing Nation

The Grade 1, $300,000 Starlet Stakes marks the last points-paying 2019 Kentucky Oaks prep of the year. Trainer Bob Baffert won this race for 2-year-old fillies ...

Meet the Horse Bettor Who Turned $3 into $60,232  The Action Network

Gregory McQueen, a 62-year-old from Tennessee, won $60232 off a $3 bet at the Del Mar race track in California.

HorseCenter: Picks, previews for top Cigar Mile weekend stakes  Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing news: HorseCenter: Picks, previews for top Cigar Mile weekend stakes.

Symposium: Sports Betting Not 'Golden Goose' for Racing  BloodHorse.com

Experts warned those in racing that sports wagering may not be a windfall for the industry.

Rematches, Familiar Foes Highlight Clásico Del Caribe Undercard Races - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The $77,500 Copa Invitacional, a 1 ¼-mile stakes for older horses on Saturday's Clasico Internacional del Caribe program at Gulfstream Park, will feature a ...

Webis gets temporary extension of California horseracing wagering licence, 30 Nov 2018 13:40  Shares magazine

Gambling group Webis Holdings said that it had received a license extension approval from the California Horse Racing Board. The approval allowed the ...

Pegasus World Cup becomes the last stop for new sires  Daily Racing Form

Breeders' Cup Classic winner Accelerate (pictured) and Dirt Mile winner City of Light are set to make their final career starts in the Pegasus World Cup in ...

Del Mar Handle Increases 7.3 Percent During Fall Meet - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Following on the heels of a stellar summer season, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., completed its fifth fall meet Sunday, highlighted by gains in ...

Accelerate 'looks super,' booked for Pegasus World Cup work  Horse Racing Nation

Trainer John Sadler called Wednesday an “easy” one with rain in the forecast in Southern California and little to be done on track. But as skies clear into the ...

Undefeated Kukulkan Romps in Caribbean Classic  BloodHorse.com

Mexico's Triple Crown champion Kukulkan remained unbeaten in 14 career starts when he threw down a 10 1/4-length triumph in the $300000 Caribbean ...

Sadler to compete in CARMA's Thoroughbred Holiday Classic  Horse Racing Nation

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) will stage its annual two-day Thoroughbred Holiday Classic this Saturday and Sunday at the Los ...

That's A Mouthful: Racing Bits, Explained - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Control the horse's head and the rest of its body will follow. This simple principle applies not only to steering and stopping but to the horse's mental state. A horse ...

Division Rankings: Abel Tasman or Unique Bella for Eclipse?  Horse Racing Nation

Two weeks ago, I featured Stormy Liberal and why it made sense for him to be considered for the Eclipse Award for top Turf Male. Last week, I tackled the ...

What to watch for: Baffert's hold on Los Alamitos Futurity  Horse Racing Nation

Trainer Bob Baffert will have both juvenile colts and fillies in Grade 1 action this weekend at Los Alamitos, where he has won all four runnings of the Futurity ...

Bravo among five George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award finalists  Horse Racing Nation

Five finalists for one of American racing's most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced. Following a ...

Rockingham Ranch offers breeding rights to Conquest Farenheit  Horse Racing Nation

Rockingham Ranch, which recently won a pair of Breeders' Cup races for the second straight season, is also standing the only son of Scat Daddy in California, ...

Winx voted 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award winner  Horse Racing Nation

Horse racing's fans have spoken, and Winx, Australia's queen of racing, has been voted the winner of the 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end ...

FOX Sports and NYRA Announce Massive Horse Racing TV Coverage Agreement  America's Best Racing

Ozone Park, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports today announced a long-term television programming deal that will make ...

Matriarch Stakes 2018 picks, best bets and analysis  Horse Racing Nation

Sunday's Matriarch Stakes is a wide open betting affair featuring a 14-horse field. Fahan Mura figures to ensure an honest pace, and morning line favorite ...

Bravo, Leparoux Among Five Finalists For George Woolf Award - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Five finalists for one of American racing's most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced. Following a ...

Abel Tasman 'adds great deal of excitement' to Keeneland January sale  Horse Racing Nation

Keeneland has cataloged 1,555 horses, headlined by champion Abel Tasman, for its 61st January Horses of All Ages Sale to be held Jan. 7-10, 2019. January ...

Imbriale, Collmus To Split Aqueduct Announcing Duties Through Winter Meet - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Racecaller Frank Mirahmadi, who has called races at the Big A from the start of the just-completed fall meet that spanned November 2- December 2, will ...

Gift Box to get 'clean slate' with Sadler; Catalina Cruiser update  Horse Racing Nation

Gift Box, who ran with Mohaymen in the 2015 Remsen Stakes and Arrogate in the 2016 Travers, has relocated to California to continue his career. Trainer John ...

Horse Of The Year? Everybody's Got A Beef - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

I remember an old Runyonesque sports writer in New York named Jimmy Cannon who used to start some of his columns with this memorable line, ”Nobody ...

Justify's Triple Crown, Short-Lived Career Overturned All Convention in Horse Racing in 2018  Sports Illustrated

Justify's career was short-lived, but his astounding achievement in such a brief time only adds to his remarkable legacy.

Hollywood Derby 2018: Odds and analysis for Saturday's race  Horse Racing Nation

Del Mar's Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby has drawn a competitive 14-horse field for Saturday's race featuring 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on turf.

Go for Wand runner-up Come Dancing has more stake options  Horse Racing Nation

After Come Dancing finished a game second to multiple graded stakes winner Marley's Freedom in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Go for Wand, trainer Carlos ...

Breeders' Cup Presents Connections: No Slowing Down For 'Droopy' Rodriguez - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Alberto Paz Rodriguez loved the racetrack while growing up in Panama City, Panama. His parents thought he loved it a little too much. “My folks were concerned ...

WatchandWager extends license in California  European Gaming Industry News

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has extended WatchandWager's advanced deposit wagering (ADW) license for a further three months.

Los Alamitos Futurity, Starlet highlight Winter Meet stakes  Horse Racing Nation

The eight-day Winter season follows the 12-day Los Angeles County Fair at Los Alamitos meet in September and the 12-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival in ...

Kosta Hronis, Jim Rome Join Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

A pair of high-profile horse owners who have raced some of the nation's top Thoroughbreds in recent years, as well as having long established themselves as ...

Harris Farms, Old English Rancho Join Forces  BloodHorse.com

Saying it's a move to strengthen California racing and breeding, John Harris' Harris Farms and the Johnston family's Old English Rancho are joining forces.

Baffert: Justify an 'easy' vote for Horse of the Year  Horse Racing Nation

Sure, there's plenty of reason for him to be biased, but Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert feels undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify is an “easy” choice when it ...

Marley's Freedom rebounds to win Aqueduct's Go for Wand  Horse Racing Nation

Update: On Sunday, Dec. 9, NYRA released the corrected times of the Go for Wand Handicap and two other one-mile races on Cigar Mile Day. After review, the ...

Expert picks: Clark Handicap 2018 predictions, longshots  Horse Racing Nation

A field a cut below what we're used to seeing in the Grade 1, $500,000 Clark Handicap will head postward Friday, but the 1 1/8-mile feature at Churchill Downs ...

NFR’s sibling rivalry continues in barrel racing event  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Last year, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo became a Sister Act in barrel racing. Steady Nellie Miller claimed the season-long world championship, holding ...

UPI Horse Racing Preview: 2-year-old races, awards ceremonies key weekend racing  UPI News

Two-year-old races from coast to coast preview 2019 racing while awards ceremonies remind us of the greatness that was 2018.

Stakes Tracker: Instilled Regard on turf for Hollywood Derby  Horse Racing Nation

Saturday's Cigar Mile card at Aqueduct will receive top billing, and rightly so, but an increasing number of East Coast shippers have added competitiveness to a ...

Nyquist, Frosted Lead First-Crop Weanling Sires After November Sales - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

The incoming class of stallions with first weanlings reached its latest measuring point when it tested the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale and the ...

Former Football, Coaching Star T-Ray Enjoying A New Kind Of 'Athlete' - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

If you stopped by the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella during fall racing at Del Mar, the chances are good you'd run into a man with University of ...

What to watch for: Short field likely for Remsen Stakes  Horse Racing Nation

The list of probable starters for Saturday's Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct waned to just two on Tuesday when the Daily Racing Form reported ...

Kosta Hronis, Jim Rome join Del Mar board  Daily Racing Form

Prominent horse owner Kosta Hronis and top radio personality Jim Rome are the newest members of Del Mar\'s board of directors, the track announced on ...

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.

David Heerensperger Passes Away | TDN  Thoroughbred Daily News

Longtime owner and entrepreneur David Heerensperger passed away Sunday. He was 82. Heerensperger and then-wife Jill first became involved in racing ...

Clark Handicap 2018: Odds and analysis for Friday's race  Horse Racing Nation

Friday's Grade 1, $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs is one of the final major races of the year for older dirt horses. This year's 1 1/8-mile race for ...

Sam Riddle Tells Inside Story of Purchasing Man o'War  BloodHorse.com

Reading the transcript was an amazing journey back in time that seemed as if it were written today and that Man o' War was still alive at stud and War Admiral ...

Update on horse that jumped Del Mar's inner rail Sunday  Horse Racing Nation

Longtime Del Mar announcer Trevor Denman, who introduced the “commentary” style of racecalling to Southern California fans, strung together some ...

Race/Sports: Stewards' explanations need to improve  GamingTodaySlotsToday

There are plenty of thankless jobs in sports. Baseball umpires. Football, basketball and hockey referees. Add horse racing stewards to that list. A big part of the ...

Lava Man 'Looks Phenomenal,' Returns To Santa Anita Park - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Fan-favorite racehorse-turned-stable pony Lava Man has once again returned to Santa Anita Park. The 17-year-old gelding underwent colic surgery on July 31 ...

Hovdey: One year later, wounds knit and a tree grows  Daily Racing Form

One year after a tragic fire killed 46 Thoroughbreds at San Luis Rey Downs, the people who cared for the animals are still coming to grips with the trauma and ...

King: Lots to like about Vibrance in Starlet  Daily Racing Form

When horseplayers open the past performances for Saturday\'s Grade 1 Starlet at Los Alamitos, the last-out third from Vibrance in the Breeders\' Cup Juvenile ...

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 ...

Racing! Santa Anita stakes schedule is out  Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get back to the regular racing days at Del Mar. Since Del Mar is running ...

San Luis Rey, a Year After the Fire  BloodHorse.com

A year after the devastating fire that killed 46 horses at San Luis Rey Training Center, the horrifying memories are still *fresh*.

Calumet Farm Releases 2019 Fees, With Newcomer Ransom The Moon - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, including newcomer Ransom the Moon. Ransom the Moon, a son of ...

Cartier Dominance Sees Gosden Legend Grow | TDN  Thoroughbred Daily News

The unveiling of the Cartier Award winners for 2018 has highlighted the dominance of John Gosden, who has ended the 2018 season as Champion Trainer of ...