Keyword: Bo Derek

  • Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Horse Deaths

    California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    Auerbach Named to CHRB; Derek Reappointed

    Madeline Auerbach, a director of the Thoroughbred Owners of California and the co-founder and chair of the California Retirement Management Account, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board by Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • CHRB: No Spike in Sudden Deaths

    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.

  • Racing at Del Mar

    California Again Amends Rule to Void Claims

    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.

  • CHRB Examines New Approach to Voiding Claims

    The California Horse Racing Board, looking to improve upon a rule it approved last year, is considering a change that would void the claim of a horse that is later placed on the official veterinary list for being unsound.

  • Trainer John Shirreffs

    Shirreffs to Chair CHRB Advisory Panel

    Trainer John Shirreffs has been named to chair a newly created medication advisory panel for the California Horse Racing Board to provide consultation with the agency's medication and track safety committee.

  • CHRB OKs Lower Bute Level, Claiming Rule

    A reduction in the allowable level of the common pain reliever phenylbutazone in post-race tests was approved on a split vote by the California Horse Racing Board July 21 over the objections of horsemen.

  • Richard L. Duchossois

    Equine Advocates to Honor Duchossois

    Richard L. Duchossois will receive the Ellen and Herbert Moelis "Equine Savior Award for Philanthropy" at the Equine Advocates' 10th annual awards dinner and charity auction Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • CHRB Takes Action On Equine Safety Measures

    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.

  • CHRB Targets Injury Detection, Safer Surfaces

    The California Horse Racing Board is planning to expand its well-regarded equine post-mortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.

  • CHRB Eyes Lower Phenylbutazone Threshold

    Lower thresholds for the pain reliever phenylbutazone, commonly known as Bute, in post-race tests of horses could be on the way in California in spite of objections from horsemen.

  • Bo Derek

    Four Appointees Confirmed to CHRB

    The California state Senate Oct. 7 confirmed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's appointment of chairman Keith Brackpool and actress Bo Derek and to the California Horse Racing Board.

  • CHRB Frustrated Again by MI Developments

    Thoroughbred racing in California remained uncertain about the future following a state horse racing board meeting July 22 in which major track owner MI Developments refused once again to provide a glimpse of its plans.

  • Bo Derek

    Sheikh Mohammed, Derek to be Honored

    Sheikh Mohammed and Bo Derek will be honored at the ninth annual Equine Advocates awards dinner and charity July 29 in Saratoga Springs. All proceeds from the event will go to Equine Advocates.

  • Derek, Israel Reappointed to CHRB

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced March 5 that actress Bo Derek and television producer and writer David Israel have been reappointed to the California Horse Racing Board.

  • CHRB Panel to Examine Latest Safety Equipment

    The newly-formed safety committee of the California Horse Racing Board will meet for the first time Sept. 4 to begin the regulatory process to establish new standards and specifications for vests, helmet and whips.

  • Opening Day at Del Mar brought out the crowd.

    Del Mar Focuses On More Consistent Track

    Water, designed to keep Del Mar's Polytrack more consistent from morning to afternoon, also led to three track records opening day, July 16, at the Southern California track. The five races carded over the synthetic surface were run at four different distances, with new marks set at 5 1/2 furlongs, six furlongs and a mile.

  • Bo Derek, David Israel Appointed to CHRB

    The California Horse Racing Board took a Hollywood twist July 15 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of well-known actress Bo Derek and veteran television producer and writer David Israel as commissioners.

  • Illinois House Passes Anti-Slaughter Bill

    The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill April 18 that would outlaw horse slaughter for human consumption. Illinois is home to one of three slaughter plants in the country. The bill passed 74-41.