Officials with the California Horse Racing Board vigorously contested reports that the state has seen any spike or even a significant increase in the number of sudden death cases statewide.
The California Horse Racing Board April 11 approved an allocation of $2.85 million over the next three years for continuation of its racing injury prevention program with the University of California-Davis.
Sudden deaths in California from cardiac failure rose from six in fiscal year 2011 to 11 over the same period in 2012. Seven of the horses were in Bob Baffert's barn; a cause has not been determined.
The California Horse Racing Board announced it has lifted its restrictions on delivery of certain types of Purina feed to trainers after receiving assurance from the company that the products no longer contain zilpaterol.
The California Horse Racing Board, citing feed contamination, has dismissed 48 positive tests for zilpaterol, which is used in cattle.
In hopes of heading off positive drug tests for zilpaterol, the California Horse Racing Board is warning trainers of sweet feed products containing a molasses base produced by Purina at its Turlock, Calif., mill.
Implementation of exchange wagering in California will be delayed for several months after the state's Office of Administrative Law rejected provisions approved earlier this year by the California Horse Racing Board.
Diagnostic tests done at the University of California-Davis have confirmed that a euthanized horse stabled at Santa Anita Park was positive for equine herpesvirus.
A claim made on a horse running in California will be voided if the animal is placed on the official veterinarian's list as lame or unsound following the race, under a rule adopted by the state's horse racing board Feb. 21.
The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 21, at Santa Anita Park.
The California Horse Racing Board has canceled a Pari-Mutuel/ADW and Simulcast Committee meeting scheduled for Feb. 20 at Santa Anita Park, and will reschedule it for a yet-to-be determined date.
Former CHRB chairman Keith Brackpool bought a minority equity stake in The Stronach Group. He is now on the company's board of directors and has been appointed chairman of its racing operations in California.
Keith Brackpool, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board for the past three years, announced Jan. 18 that he had notified Gov. Jerry Brown's office that he is resigning to become part of The Stronach Group.
Ending much speculation about its immediate future, Betfair Hollywood Park will operate its annual fall meet in 2013, track president Jack Liebau said in an appearance before the California Horse Racing Board Jan. 17.
Betfair Hollywood Park is expected to announce whether it will conduct its fall meet later this year or shut down in preparation for development of the Inglewood property at the Jan. 17 California Horse Racing Board meeting.
More than six months after pledging a thorough investigation into the death of jockey Jorge Herrera, the California Horse Racing Board released a summary of its findings Jan. 10.
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Dr. Erin McKerney and Dr. Susan Stover at the University of California-Davis have embarked on a study to better understand the events that lead to catastrophic fractures of the humerus and scapula in racehorses.
San Francisco Bay Area philanthropist Phoebe Hearst Cooke, a former California Horse Racing Board commissioner, died Nov. 18 of pneumonia.
The California Horse Racing Board Nov. 15 approved the wagering platform that allows players to buy and sell, "back" or "lay" wagers.
The CHRB could give its final approval to exchange wagering rules Nov. 15 when it meets at 9:30 a.m. PST in the Sunset Room at Betfair Hollywood Park.
All samples collected from horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2-3 have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis.
Live racing from Santa Anita Park will be available to viewers nationwide on TVG during the track's upcoming winter meet, the California Horse Racing Board learned Oct. 18.
The California Horse Racing Board and Thoroughbred Owners of California are discussing plans about what to do if Betfair Hollywood Park shuts down.
The California Horse Racing Board is following up on a discrepancy in the payoff for a Sept. 16 Pick 5 payout from Fairplex Park to make sure that no bettors were shorted as the result of takeout computation errors.
Rules governing exchange wagering gained initial approval from the California Horse Racing Board at its meeting Sept. 20, more than a year after the commission had announced its intention to promulgate them.
Kirk Breed, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, is recovering from cancer surgery and undergoing physical therapy at a Sacramento hospital.
Trainer Carla Gaines is the subject of two complaints from the California Horse Racing Board alleging that two fillies in her care both tested positive for levels of testosterone in excess of the authorized amount.
The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against apprentice jockey Eswan Flores, contending he tested positive for cocaine, according to a statement released by the regulatory agency.
The California Horse Racing Board's Medication and Track Safety Committee has endorsed proposed changes in race-day administration of furosemide.
Trainer Paul Aguirre will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for one year (effective Jan. 1, 2013) for altering the foal papers for the horse Doc Can Dance, The Jockey Club announced Aug. 24.
The California Horse Racing Board approved a Southern California dates calendar for 2013 that requires Betfair Hollywood Park to give a 10-month commitment to racing.
Quarter Horse trainer Adan Farias, arrested last month by federal authorities on money laundering charges involving a notorious Mexican drug cartel, has had his license revoked for two years by the CHRB in an unrelated case.
Racing from Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields would be available on television network TVG under a content swap currently being negotiated, an executive from The Stronach Group told the California Horse Racing Board.
Exchange wagering seems to be getting all the scrutiny it can handle from the California Horse Racing Board. Nearly two years after the concept was signed into law, the board decided to delay implementation June 28.
Trainer Doug O'Neill has been handed a conditional 45-day suspension and a $15,000 fine as the result of a horse in his care racing in 2010 with an elevated level of total carbon dioxide.
The bronchodilator clenbuterol, possibly being misused for its anabolic steroid properties, will be severely curtailed for the next year at all California racetracks.
Horse owner Steve Beneto is the newest member to be added to the California Horse Racing Board by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Trainer Doug O'Neill could face a suspension and fine stemming from a 2010 finding in California that a horse in his care had an elevated level of total carbon dioxide in his blood system.
The California Horse Racing Board gave final approval April 26 to a rule change that eliminates "jail time" for most horses that are claimed.
Charles Winner, 71, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed has been appointed by California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. to the California Horse Racing Board, it was announced April 3.
Proposed rules for operation of exchange wagering were approved for a 45-day public comment period by the California Horse Racing Board during its meeting March 22 at Santa Anita.
Rod Blonien, a tireless California lobbyist for horse racing and gambling interests, died at his home in Sacramento March 13 of an apparent heart attack.
HBO issued a statement March 14 saying it has decided to cancel production of the horse racing drama "Luck" after a horse that was part of the series died the preceding day at Santa Anita Park.
A bill that would allow California racetracks and simulcast wagering facilities to conduct betting on professional and collegiate sporting events has been introduced in the state legislature.
While pari-mutuel handle in California racing continued its free fall during the 2010-11 fiscal year, equine fatalities in the state due to catastrophic racing or training injuries improved during the same period.
A proposal by Frank Stronach to publicly offer shares in six racing companies, each with a 20-horse stable, can legally conduct business in California, a staff report for the state's horse racing board concludes.
Prominent horse owner and breeder Jerry Moss announced he is leaving the California Horse Racing Board after serving on the commission for eight years.
Satisfied with its performance so far, Santa Anita Park announced Feb. 22 that it had received permission from the California Horse Racing Board to not add Wednesdays to its current live race schedule during March and April.
The California Horse Racing Board has appointed commissioner Jesse Choper to oversee the current election for the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors.
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