Keyword: Bay Meadows

  • Trainer Pitnick Fined $3,000 for TCO2 Violation

    Trainer Brian Pitnick has been fined $3,000 by Bay Meadows stewards for rule violations after a horse under his care, Theycallme Mr. Tim, exceeded the regulatory threshold of 37 millimeters for total carbon dioxide, the California Horse Racing Board reported March 7.

  • Trainer Noble Threewitt, retires at 96 after a career that spans parts of eight decades.

    Threewitt Officially Retires on 96th Birthday Saturday

    Noble Threewitt, who turns 96 on Saturday, will also officially retire from training after a career that has spanned parts of eight decades. He will be honored in the Santa Anita winner's circle following Saturday's fifth race and be joined by his wife of 73 years, Beryl, as well as a large number of family and friends.

  • Sherman Fined $3,000 for Clenbuterol Violation

    Stewards at Golden Gate Fields fined trainer Art Sherman $3,000 for a Class III violation of California rules after a horse in his care, Fargoabargain, tested in excess of the permitted level for clenbuterol.

  • 5 of 6 EHV-1 Cases at Golden Gate Test Negative

    Five of the six horses previously identified with equine herpesvirus type 1 at Golden Gate Fields tested negative in samples taken Jan. 5, the director of the large animal clinic at the University of California-Davis reported.

  • Bay Meadows May Defer Synthetic Track Decision

    Bay Meadows Race Course, long rumored to be facing demolition in favor of redevelopment plans approved by the city of San Mateo, may seek an exemption from a California Horse Racing Board mandate to replace its existing dirt track with an artificial one by the end of 2007.

  • Northern California Trainer Rogers Suspended

    California trainer Allen E. Rogers was suspended by Bay Meadows stewards after a horse in his care tested in excess of the specified level for the 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine, a Class 3 violation.

  • Bay Meadows Cancels After Breakdowns

    After two fatal breakdowns, jockeys at Bay Meadows refused to ride following the second race Thursday, citing unsafe conditions caused by steady rainfall at the Bay Area track the past week.

  • Jockey Russell Baze, second from right, celebrates with his daughters Cassie and Trinity, from left, and wife Tami, right, after winning the sixth race at Bay Meadows to tie Laffit Pincay Jr.'s career record.

    Baze Ties Pincay's All-Time Win Record

    Northern California-based jockey Russell Baze tied Laffit Pincay Jr.'s all-time win record of 9,530 when he rode Christie's Fame to victory in the sixth race at Bay Meadows Nov. 30.

  • Wednesday's one-for-six puts Russell Baze a win away from the record.

    Baze Pulls Within One of Pincay

    Russell Baze had to wait through dark days Monday and Tuesday, and now he will have to wait at least one more day in his quest to become racing's all-time winningest rider.

  • Baze Collects Two Wins in Rain Sunday

    Jockey Russell Baze won the first two races on the Bay Meadows program Nov. 26 but missed out with four mounts on the back end of the card and remained three wins shy of setting the all-time record for career riding victories.

  • Baze Teams With Hollendorfer for Triple

    Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, a dominating duo in Bay Area horseracing for two decades, teamed for three winners at Bay Meadows Sunday as Baze zeroes in on the Laffitt Pincay Jr.'s all-time victory mark of 9,530.

  • Bay Meadows Apprentice Gomez Wins First Ride

    Apprentice jockey Eulices Gomez made his first ride a memorable one when he guided Neiman the Saint ($6.40) to a front-running victory in the first race at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • HRTV to Air Chance Rollins Documentary

    HorseRacing TV will present a 30-minute documentary Sept. 5 on jockey Chance Rollins's remarkable recovery and intention to return to riding after he sustaining a life-threatening head injury in a horrific spill at Bay Meadows Race Course in June.

  • City Staff Urges Approval of Dixon Downs Plan

    Six years after Magna Entertainment Corp. first pitched its idea, Dixon, Calif., city staff officially recommended the approval of Dixon Downs, a $250 million state-of-the-art racetrack and training center proposed for the rural town 20 miles west of Sacramento.

  • Ruling Dooms Bay Meadows Referendum

    A San Mateo County judge's ruling July 17 left a group opposing the redevelopment of Bay Meadows Racecourse all but dead in its attempt to qualify a referendum on the property's future for the November ballot.

  • Bay Meadows Supporters Win Round in Court

    A group supporting Bay Meadows Racecourse moved a step closer June 29 to landing a referendum on the November ballot aimed at reversing a San Mateo City Council action allowing redevelopment of the track.

  • Fairplex Expansion Project Aired for CHRB

    Fairplex Park gave an extensive presentation of a proposed $100 million project to expand and greatly enhance the racetrack facility located on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds during the California Horse Racing Board's meeting June 22.

  • Fairplex Expansion Project Aired for CHRB

    Fairplex Park gave an extensive presentation of a proposed $100 million project to expand and greatly enhance the racetrack facility located on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds during the California Horse Racing Board's meeting June 22.

  • Rollins Takes 'Miraculous' Stride in Recovery

    Jockey Chance Rollins, injured at Bay Meadows on June 11, has been moved from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital and is taking "truly remarkable and miraculous" steps toward recovery, track physician Dr. David Seftel said Wednesday.

  • TOC Hires Northern Cal Staff Representatives

    Richard Scheidt and Wayne Atwell have joined the Thoroughbred Owners of California staff as representatives for Northern California at Bay Meadows, Golden Gate Fields and the fairs.

  • CHRB Waives Coupling Rules for Current Thoroughbred Meets

    The California Horse Racing Board voted Monday to temporarily waive rules requiring the coupling of horses specifically for the two current Thoroughbred meetings at Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park on condition there be at least five separate wagering interests prior to any uncoupling.

  • Friends of Bay Meadows to Hold Fundraiser

    Friends of Bay Meadows, a citizen group sponsoring an effort to place the track's redevelopment plan before the voters in San Mateo, Calif., is holding a fundraiser to help meet legal costs March 11.

  • Bay Meadows Weathers Wet Winter Meet

    In spite of consistently nasty weather, Bay Meadows concluded its 2005-06 holiday meeting Feb. 5, with significant on-track gains in attendance and handle averages over last season's comparable figures. A 5.2% dip in wagering outside of Northern California, however, contributed to a 1.5% decline in overall handle.

  • Baze, Garcia Tie in Bay Meadows Jockey Race

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze gained a share of his 35th riding title at Bay Meadows when he and apprentice Martin Garcia both won two races on Sunday's closing-day program at the 2005-06 holiday meeting.

  • Frisco Star Makes 3-Year-Old Bow at the Bay

    Harry J. Aleo's Frisco Star, who set a track record when he made his career debut last summer, will make his highly-anticipated second start Thursday at Bay Meadows.

  • Bay Meadows Stewards Bench Garcia Twice

    Apprentice Martin Garcia, who trails perennial champion Russell Baze by one win (23-22) at the current Bay Meadows meeting, has been given a pair of riding suspensions that will cause him to miss eight days of action.

  • Bay Meadows Supporters to Continue Fight

    Bay Meadows Race Course supporters said Thursday they'll likely challenge the San Mateo County Registrar of Voters in court after the referendum drive to save the aging track was deemed 136 signatures shy of the number needed to qualify for the June 2006 ballot.

  • Panamanian Fernandez Scores 1st U.S. Win

    Apprentice jockey Edwin Fernandez notched his first U.S. victory Wednesday at Bay Meadows when he guided Gold Jigger to a front-running triumph in the first race.

  • Bay Meadows 'Holiday Meet' Begins Monday

    Bay Meadows opens its new 31-day "Holiday Meet" on Monday. The short stand, which resulted as part of a dates swap in 2006 with Golden Gate Fields, runs through Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 5.

  • Bay Meadows Demolition OK'd; New Site Sought

    The San Mateo, Calif., City Council has approved a developer's plan to demolish Bay Meadows racetrack, while an earlier announcement the track's landowner is seeking a new site for a racino in the outer Bay Area was met with skepticism by opponents.