Keyword: California Horse Racing Board

  • Final Stand for Bay Meadows OK'd

    Bay Meadows Race Course begins its final regular season meet next month, but questions remain about whether this is really the farewell stand for the 74-year-old track.

  • Santa Anita to Close for Track Fix

    A liquid binder officials believe will save Santa Anita Park's Cushion Track should take about 10 days to acquire and another four to mix with the synthetic racing surface, the California Horse Racing Board was told Jan. 16.

  • A liquid binder could be the cure for Santa Anita's ailing Cushion Track.

    Additive May Aid Santa Anita Track

    Synthetic material that includes a liquid binder will be added to Santa Anita Park's main surface in an effort to improve drainage, the Southern California racetrack announced Jan. 15.

  • Racing resumed at Santa Anita on Jan. 10th, but Santa Anita officials have delayed a decision regarding whether to replace its synthetic racing surface.

    Santa Anita Delays Surface Decision

    Santa Anita officials, considering re-installing a dirt racing surface, have delayed a decision regarding whether to replace its synthetic track, which is plagued by continual drainage problems.

  • After the drainage problems with the Santa Anita Cushion Track, the CHRB OKs some or all of Santa Anita's dates to be run at Hollywood Park.

    Surface Switch: Going Hollywood?

    The California Horse Racing Board, meeting in a brief emergency session by teleconference Jan. 8 following Santa Anita's canceled weekend Jan. 5-7, cleared the way for the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of the 2008 winter/spring racing dates to Hollywood Park.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood May Sub for Santa Anita

    The California Horse Racing Board will meet in special session by teleconference Jan. 8 to consider allowing the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of its racing dates to Hollywood Park if the drainage problem that forced cancellation of races at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 5 is not quickly resolved.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela's License Revoked

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's conditional racing license was terminated by the California Horse Racing Board Dec. 28 for violating terms of his agreement regarding the consumption or possession of alcohol.

  • Santa Anita Park opens December 26.

    Santa Anita Hoping to Beat the Rain

    Santa Anita Park's renovation of its Cushion Track to improve drainage encountered further delays as rain threatened the Southern California area, but track president Ron Charles said Dec. 16 horses could be back training by Dec. 19.

  • Jeff Bonde

    Vet Suspended for Lidocaine Offense

    Trainer Jeff Bonde was fined $1,000 for possession of contraband and his private veterinarian suspended for 30 days by stewards at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 13 after lidocaine was found in a post-race urine sample of a horse under their care.

  • CHRB Executive Director Post Opens

    The California Horse Racing Board is accepting applications for the position of executive director. The deadline is Dec. 21, 2007.

  • Cerin Fined by CHRB for Violations

    Southern California trainer Vladimir Cerin was handed a $7,500 fine and a 15-day suspension by stewards at Hollywood Park after two horses in his care tested positive in post-race urine samples for substances that are considered Class 3 medication violations.

  • Owner Vows Appeal in Slender Case

    A horse owner who contends in a lawsuit that he was forced to run a filly against his wishes at Del Mar in 2005 says he will appeal a judge's ruling that found that California Horse Racing Board steward George Slender could not be held responsible.

  • Calif. Jockey Health Plan Boosted

    The California Horse Racing Board gave the go-ahead Nov. 29 to begin forming a trust to oversee a new jockeys' health insurance program in the state beginning Jan. 1, 2008.

  • CHRB to Tackle Steroid-Free Cup

    The California Horse Racing Board is planning for the first anabolic steroid-free Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2008 at Santa Anita Park.

  • CHRB Medication Committee to Meet

    The California Horse Racing Board Medication Committee will meet Nov. 28 to discuss issues including equine injury reporting, regulation of anabolic steroids, and out-of-competition testing.

  • Trainer Greg Gilchrist

    Gilchrist Cited in CHRB Complaint

    Trainer Greg Gilchrist faces a California Horse Racing Board complaint after a horse in his care, Yodelay You're Who, exceeded the allowable threshold for procaine in a post-race sample taken at Bay Meadows.

  • Ingrid Fermin

    CHRB's Ingrid Fermin Resigns

    Ingrid Fermin, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, has submitted her resignation effective Jan. 7, 2008, the date of her third-year anniversary as chief executive for the agency that regulates horse racing in the state.

  • California Approves License for TwinSpires.com

    As California continues to wrestle with improving advance deposit wagering, the state welcomed a new provider. TwinSpires.com was awarded an ADW license Oct. 18, making it the fourth company to offer home computer betting on horse racing in the state.

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    CHRB Cracks Down on Medici Code, Vienna

    Trainer Darrell Vienna faces two complaints alleging that Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) winner Medici Code ran with excessive levels of clenbuterol in his system in the two races prior to the most important victory of his career.

  • With Bay Meadows Assurance, Board OKs '08 Dates

    Given reasonable assurance that Bay Meadows would remain open throughout 2008 for training and stabling, the California Horse Racing Board approved a statewide dates plan for the coming year during its Sept. 27 meeting in Arcadia.

  • CHRB Panel OKs 2008 Race Date Plan

    Live racing at Bay Meadows Race Course would end with the conclusion of the San Mateo County Fair race meet Aug. 18, 2008, under a dates plan given preliminary approval by the California Horse Racing Board's strategic planning committee Sept. 20.

  • Russell Baze

    Baze Faces Disciplinary Inquiry in Bay Meadows Incident

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, North America's all-time leading rider, faces a stewards' disciplinary hearing at Bay Meadows after his horse broke down Aug. 23 in the first race nearing the wire as the jockey whipped him. Trainers Art and Steve Sherman support Baze and voiced outrage over the possible disciplinary action.

  • Assembly Panel OKs Limit on CHRB Membership

    Legislation limiting the number of commissioners on the California Horse Racing Board who can be licensed to participate in the sport has cleared the state assembly's appropriations committee and is headed for a full vote on the assembly floor.

  • Commentary: Adjusting the Focus

    <i>By Dr. Scott Stanley and Dr. Rick Arthur</i> - Horse racing was ahead of other sports in implementing a drug-testing program, and in many ways we are still the pace­setters. We cast a broader net for more drugs than any other sport.

  • Amid Uncertainty, CHRB Begins 3-Year Date Plan

    Trying to cure a scheduling headache, the California Horse Racing Board has started planning for the future -- with or without Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park. At an Aug. 10 meeting at Del Mar, the CHRB's dates committee took the first step in piecing together a cohesive three-year calendar.

  • CHRB Tables 'Heel Nerving' Ban

    The California Horse Racing Board tabled action banning horses that have undergone "heel nerving" surgery from being raced or sold in the state after the agency's equine medical director objected to the proposed rule amendment.

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    Polytrack Debuts Successfully at Del Mar

    Trainer T.R. (Ray) Bell II and jockey Jon Court had never received so much attention for capturing a maiden event as they did when Special Smoke became the first horse to win a race over Del Mar's new Polytrack racing surface July 18.

  • Frank Stronach at the California Horse Racing Board meeting, Tuesday, June 19th.

    Stronach Tells CHRB He'll Use $24M on Upgrades

    Trying to undo the negative fallout over comments by his company's new CEO, Magna Entertainment founder Frank Stronach pledged $24 million for installation of synthetic racing surfaces at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields as well as much needed refurbishing of the Santa Anita barn area.

  • Sherman, Koriner Draw CHRB Complaints

    Trainers Art Sherman and Brian Koriner face California Horse Racing Board complaints for allegedly exceeding regulatory thresholds in post-race medication tests reported by the University of California-Davis' Maddy Laboratory.