Keyword: California Horse Racing Board

  • CHRB's Baedeker Wants Late Odds Changes Addressed

    After a staff report and presentation by California Horse Racing Board executive director Rick Baedeker on his concerns about computer-robotic wagering, specifically late odds changes, the regulator decided to form a committee to examine the issue.

  • Morning activity in the barn area at Los Alamitos

    EHV-1 Positive Triggers Quarantine at Los Alamitos

    A pony based at Los Alamitos Race Course was euthanized and later tested positive for the "wild-type" strain of equine herpesvirus type 1, which forced a barn at the Southern California racetrack to go through quarantine procedures.

  • Trainer Ron Ellis

    CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis' Settlement Proposal

    The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

  • San Luis Rey Training Center was decimated by a fire Dec. 7

    CHRB Identifies Horses Dead From San Luis Rey Fire

    The California Horse Racing Board Dec. 22 released a list of horses "that have been either positively identified or reported as missing and presumed to be among those that perished" in the devastating fire that hit San Luis Rey Training Center.

  • Ron Ellis is seeking a settlement agreement regarding his sanctions for the drug positive in 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint runner Masochistic

    Ron Ellis Seeks Settlement for Drug Sanctions

    In an attempt to prevent the disbandment of his stable, lawyers for trainer Ron Ellis have proposed a settlement agreement to the CHRB regarding his sanctions for the drug positive in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

  • Horses from the barns of trainers Doug O'Neill and Sal Gonzalez jog around the Del Mar main track Dec. 10

    San Luis Rey Horsemen Begin to Recover From Fire

    If there was any indication healing from the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 was beginning, it was the return of humor Dec. 10 at Del Mar, where the majority of evacuated horses and horsemen have been relocated.

  • Racing at Golden Gate Fields

    Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

    Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing.

  • A week could be added to the 2018 late-summer meet at Golden Gate Fields under a proposal from the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee

    CHRB Committee Recommends Changes to NorCal Race Dates

    Although radical changes were suggested for Northern California's 2018 racing schedule, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee members only suggested minor modifications to the schedule for the full board to consider Oct. 26.

  • Racing at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton

    CHRB Continues to Struggle with NorCal Race Dates

    Although the California Horse Racing Board tabled a decision regarding the ongoing dispute over racing date assignments in Northern California, the discussion during its Sept. 28 meeting again exposed a deep rift between stakeholders in the region.

  • Horses head for home at Golden Gate Fields

    CHRB Discusses Cutting Back Racing Dates

    For the second time in 2017, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee bandied about the idea of restricting the amount of racing dates in the state, and again roundly faced opposition by industry stakeholders in attendance.

  • A potential rule change would restrict horses claimed in California from running outside the state

    CHRB Discusses 'Jail-Time' Claiming Rule Change

    With concerns regarding field size on the forefront in both regions of California, the California Horse Racing Board discussed a potential rule change that would restrict horses claimed in the state from running outside the state.

  • Turf racing at Santa Anita Park

    Third-Party Lasix Clears Final Hurdle in California

    A nearly five-year effort to require the third-party administration of Lasixin California came to fruition June 2, when the state's Office of Administrative Law signed off on a proposal the California Horse Racing Board approved in April.

  • CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders' Cup

    In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid such an event in the 2017 World Championships.

  • CHRB Discusses Creating Single California Circuit

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee, which normally handles year-to-year disputes between industry stakeholders in the Northern and Southern regions of the state, discussed a wider issue of horse racing's future May 24.

  • Furosemide, often referred to as Lasix, is a source of controversy for CHRB medication issues

    CHRB Again Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration

    A nearly five-year process to implement the third-party administration of race-day furosemide (commonly known as Lasix) in California could be nearing an end after the California Horse Racing Board approved a proposal to approve the process April 6.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Looking at Where California Wagering Revenues Go

    Sometimes it's worthwhile to just look at all the places the pari-mutuel dollar goes in racing. The California Horse Racing Board annual report for fiscal year 2015-16 breaks down where every pari-mutuel wagering dollar goes in the state.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Changing Business Model Impacts California Racing

    The California Horse Racing Board's annual report documents the challenge racing faces as the percentage of pari-mutuel money generated for tracks' and horsemen's purses declines as more handle shifts to advance-deposit wagering outlets.

  • Los Alamitos Race Course

    CHRB Approves Medication-Based Conditions

    The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.

  • ADW Company Voices Concern to CHRB

    Ed Comins, the president of advance-deposit wagering company and racetrack operator Watch and Wager, expressed concern over his company's standing in California Jan. 26 during a California Horse Racing Board session at Santa Anita Park.

  • Masochistic

    Masochistic Officially Disqualified from BC Sprint

    Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic was officially disqualified from the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Dec. 31, following a positive post-race test for stanozolol immediately after the Nov. 5 contest.

  • Stewards Advance DQ Process for Masochistic

    A procedural stewards hearing Dec. 30 regarding Masochistic's positive post-race test for stanozolol following the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) confirmed the gelding will be disqualified from his second-place finish.

  • Masochistic

    Masochistic Denied Entry at Santa Anita

    Masochistic was not allowed to enter the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park because he lacks a clean drug test following his positive post-race test for stanozolol after the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Masochistic works Oct. 29 at Santa Anita Park

    Racing's Anabolic Steroid Problem Not Solved

    The industry and regulators see a weakness in the current model rule on the administration of anabolic steroids but their actions will come too late to prevent racing's latest medication scandal.

  • Santa Anita, Golden Gate to 'Limit' ADWs

    Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields are planning to limit the amount of advance deposit wagering operations that are permitted to take bets on races at the two racetracks, Scott Daruty said at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Dec. 15.

  • CHRB, ADWs Clash at Committee Meeting

    A crucial issue regarding how pari-mutuel takeout is distributed for racing in California was discussed, at times contentiously, during a California Horse Racing Board Pari-Mutuel and Wagering Committee meeting Dec. 14 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • The California whip rule, which currently applies to racing, could soon apply to training, as well

    CHRB Considers Altering Training Rules

    The California Horse Racing Board's Medication, Safety, and Welfare Committee Dec. 14 moved forward three measures to adjust training regulations more into line with rules currently employed for racing.