Dr. Mark Dedomenico has been selected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California's medication and integrity committee by the organization's board of directors, it was announced May 28.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced a unique incentive program for this summer to encourage owners--both from inside and outside California--to bring horses to the state for Del Mar's 37-day meet beginning July 20.
Tracking a hot pace for jockey Joe Talamo, Ryehill Dreamer shot home to win the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) by a whisker over Sidney's Candy on the Hollywood Park turf May 28.
Jockey Julien Couton sustained compression fractures to his thoracic vertebrae in a spill at Golden Gate Fields May 27 and will be sidelined for several weeks, track physician Dr. David Seftel reported the following morning.
Eclair de Lune is ready for a comeback. The German-bred daughter of Marchand de Sable boosted her resume considerably when she captured the 2010 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park, but has been unable to score a win since.
The $100,000 Berkeley Stakes (gr. III) drew a field of eight, including Bold Chieftain, who has been oh-so-close to winning the race the last two years.
Random drug testing of jockeys and harness drivers is set to begin in California after the state horse racing board gave final approval to the rule at its May 26 meeting at Golden Gate Fields.
Trainer Jeff Mullins, expected to begin a 70-day suspension June 1 in connection with a 2006 medication violation, has been granted an injunction against the order by a California Superior Court judge.
A memorial for jockey Michael Baze will be held immediately after the races Thursday, June 2 at Hollywood Park.
Sidney's Candy is back on the turf for the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park May 28 following his upset at odds of 2-5 in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) earlier this month on the Cushion Track.
Sold Short, the first winner by California champion Don'tsellmeshort, won at Golden Gate Fields.
As expected, attorneys for California trainer Jeff Mullins have filed legal papers seeking a stay of action by the California Horse Racing Board imposing a 70-day suspension, beginning June 1.
Letthebighossroll, a million-dollar earner that was among the first of Bob Baffert's top horses after he became a Thoroughbred trainer, died May 23 of a pulmonary hemorrhage at the age of 23.
Three-year-olds Awesome Patriot, Coil, Jaycito, Smash, The Factor, and Uncle Sam could all be major players for Bob Baffert during the second half of the 2011 season.
Aaron and Marie Jones have bought multiple grade I winner Evening Jewel to add to their broodmare band.
Grade II winner Silent Name came through with his first winner when his daughter Silent Sue scored at Hollywood Park May 22.
May Day Rose, showing a new dimension, took the lead in the stretch and tallied an easy victory in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) as 11-10 choice Pedaltothemedal finished a distant third at Hollywood Park May 21.
Stewards disqualified even-money choice St Trinians from a 1 1/4-length victory for interference in the stretch run of the $150,000 Milady Handicap (gr. II), making 8-1 shot Ultra Blend the winner at Hollywood Park May 21.
A pair of graded stakes on the Cushion Track for females, the $150,000 Milady Handicap (gr. II) and the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III), highlight an 11-race Preakness Day program at Hollywood Park May 21.
Ordered last month to begin a 70-day suspension June 1 for a medication probation violation dating back to a 2006 case, trainer Jeff Mullins says he'll fight the California Horse Racing Board all the way.
Paraplegic ex-jockey Michael Martinez is apparently going to be able to make a trip to the University of Zurich in Switzerland for vital embryonic stem cell treatment on his badly injured spinal cord.
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The first international summit on race-day medication as it relates to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorhaging will be June 13-14 at Belmont Park.
Santa Anita's dirt racetrack will be undergoing renovation in the coming months to bring it back to the combination of sand, silt, and clay initially approved when the new dirt surface was installed late last year.
George Bolton buys the Barretts May Sale topper, going to $220,000 for a son of Hard Spun. The sale's average increases 2.5% over last year's figures as the buy-back rate tumbles to 19.1%.
Veterinarians are still working to determine the extent of a multi-state outbreak of neurologic equine herpesvirus (EHV-1). The number of horses confirmed or suspected to have EHV-1 remains on the rise, with several states reporting cases. A common point of origin for all the positive horses is the National Cutting Horse Association's (NCHA) Western N...
Favored Bench Points, charging from last in upper stretch, nosed Runflatout in a terrific finish to the Lazaro Berrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park May 15.
Barretts hopes for a continued upswing at its May sale of 2-year-olds.
Returning to his favorite turf course, favored Acclamation earned a repeat victory in the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) with a seven-length romp at Hollywood Park May 14.
The clock is ticking for ex-jockey Michael Martinez if he is to get embryonic stem cell treatment in time to help him regain some of his physical capabilities. He was paralyzed from the waist down in a terrible fall Sept. 12.
A son of Congrats and a filly by Speightstown work a quarter-mile in :10 during the under tack show for the May 16 Barretts May 2-year-old sale.
Triple Crown aspirations cast aside in a decisive loss in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) in March, Runflatout makes his return to action in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park May 15.
Annual post-Labor Day auction to be combination of a yearling and a mixed sale; to be held at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Paviliion at Emerald Downs in Auburn.
Acclamation returns to the Hollywood Park turf course May 14 he favors in an attempt to repeat his victory of a year ago in the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT).
In a medication case dating back to 2006, trainer Jeff Mullins has been ordered to serve a 70-day suspension, beginning June 1.
Making just her second start, Star Billing lived up to her name by dusting her rivals in the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. III) by 2 3/4 lengths on the Hollywood Park turf May 7.
Crown of Thorns returned to the winner's circle for the first time since February 2008 when he outlasted prohibitive favorite Sidney's Candy by 1 1/4 lengths in the $147,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.
A Henny Hughes--Unlimited Pleasure colt, which is a half brother to grade III winner Jardin, is among the 15 horses that have been supplemented to the Barretts May select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Grade I winner Misremembered has been retired from racing to become a stallion.
Sidney's Candy faces just four rivals in his first start of the year as the 123-pound high weight in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park May 7.
Dr. Jack K. Robbins has stepped down as president of the Oak Tree Racing Association and has assumed the chairmanship of the board of directors.
A former director of the California Horse Racing Board's information management services filed a lawsuit against the agency for emotional and physical distress as the result of retaliation for his whistle-blowing activities.
Sidney's Candy, being readied for his start of the year in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park May 7, worked seven furlongs in a sharp 1:24 over the Cushion Track May 1.
Comma to the Top, runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 over the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park May 1 in his final drill for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
British import Dubawi Heights swept past the leaders in the stretch to post her first stakes victory impressively for trainer Simon Callaghan in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf.
Our Nautique, given a heady front-running ride by Keven Krigger, led all the way at 19-1 odds to register his first North American stakes win in the $100,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Golden Gate Fields.
The California Horse Racing Board took a swing at a number of equine safety measures during its April 28 meeting at Hollywood Park, including another try at a rule to void a claim of a horse that suffers a fatality.
Jockey Tyler Baze didn't take long to get back to the winner's circle in his return to riding in Southern California April 28.
A newly formed horsemen's group announced April 28 that it is formally seeking to replace the Thoroughbred Owners of California as the official representative.
California stakes winner Awesome Gambler came through with his first winner when his daughter, Willa B Awesome, scored at Hollywood Park April 21 in her first start.
Grade II winner Well Monied will make her first start in 11 months in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 30 over the turf at Hollywood Park.
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