Keyword: California Horse Racing Board

  • CHRB Takes Second Look at Jockey Weights

    For the second time in less than nine months, the California Horse Racing Board approved a 45-day public comment period for a series of rule changes that would replace the scale of weights assigned to horses starting in the state.

  • California Pari-Mutuel Clerks' Rep Outlines Tote Problems

    Pari-mutuel clerks in California said they are experiencing numerous problems with the state's tote system machinery and are concerned with the racing board's consideration of eliminating a four-second cancellation delay that gives them a last-gasp chance to correct a mistake.

  • Tougher Drug Sanctions Coming in California?

    Encouraged by Santa Anita's recent success uncovering excessive levels of sodium bicarbonate, the California Horse Racing Board's medication committee Wednesday tackled a wide range of other complicated issues with an eye to future technology and tougher penalities.

  • Frank Monteleone

    Trainer Frank Monteleone Settles Fraud Case

    California trainer Frank Monteleone has reached settlement with two clients that a district judge in Nevada found Monteleone had defrauded in the purchase and training of two European horses. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

  • Jockeys' Guild, California Regulators Clash

    Jockeys' Guild attorney Barry Broad said Jan. 20 he hoped to have legislation introduced this year that would prevent individuals with financial interest in the business from serving on the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Jockeys' Guild, California Regulators Clash

    Jockeys' Guild attorney Barry Broad said Jan. 20 he hoped to have legislation introduced this year that would prevent individuals with financial interest in the business from serving on the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela, can resume riding Saturday.

    Valenzuela Licensed to Resume Riding

    Embattled jockey Patrick Valenzuela received his California riding license and is expected to be back in the saddle for the first time since last July on Jan. 15. Valenzuela, 42, received a conditional license (Jan. 13-Dec. 31) after he and his attorney, Neil Papiano, met Jan. 12 with Santa Anita Park stewards.

  • Fermin Jumps Into First Day as CHRB Chief

    Ingrid Fermin's first day as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board on Friday was an eventful one. Not only did the former steward have the Patrick Valenzuela controversy to deal with, but the e-mails and telephone calls went well into the night.

  • CHRB Dropped From Reorganization Plan

    The California Horse Racing Board has been dropped from a massive government reorganization plan submitted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to a state review commission Jan. 6.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela's Suspension Overturned by CHRB

    The California Horse Racing Board Friday cleared the way for jockey Pat Valenzuela to regain his riding license when it voted to adopt the ruling of an administrative law judge that overruled a board of stewards' suspension of the rider.

  • Retired jockey Chris McCarron, to serve on CHRB insurance panel.

    CHRB Panel to Look Into Jockeys' Insurance

    California Horse Racing Board commissioner Richard Shapiro has established a special committee to investigate where an estimated $1 million per year California gives the Jockeys' Guild for the health and well-being of the state's jockeys goes and why most of the 1,200 Guild members nationwide were unaware their catastrophic accident insurance was allowed to lapse nearly two years ago.

  • Retired jockey Chris McCarron, to serve on CHRB insurance panel.

    CHRB Panel to Look Into Jockeys' Insurance

    California Horse Racing Board commissioner Richard Shapiro has established a special committee to investigate where an estimated $1 million per year California gives the Jockeys' Guild for the health and well-being of the state's jockeys goes and why most of the 1,200 Guild members nationwide were unaware their catastrophic accident insurance was allowed to lapse nearly two years ago.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Shaking Things Up

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- There was something a bit unsettling about how the California racing industry began a crackdown in February 2004 against the use of "milkshakes"--the loading of bicarbonates through a stomach tube as a performance-enhancing aid in Thoroughbreds.

  • CHRB Questions Guild Rep on Rider Benefits

    Recent reports that jockeys in many states don't have sufficient benefits to cover costs of catastrophic injuries sustained in riding accidents prompted some pointed remarks to a Jockey's Guild representative during the California Horse Racing Board Dec. 2 meeting at Hollywood Park.

  • CHRB Sets Dec. 2 Hearing for Consortium Changes

    The California Horse Racing Board has scheduled a public hearing Dec. 2 at Hollywood Park to consider amendments that would bring current regulations into line with recommendations made by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

  • Jockeys' Guild Continues Push on Scale of Weights

    A controversial plan to increase the scale of weights for Thoroughbreds racing in California has been delayed until at least Dec. 2. But an attorney for the Jockeys' Guild, which is pushing the proposal, said riders remain determined to see it adopted.

  • CHRB Begins Hunt for New Executive Director

    The California Horse Racing Board is accepting applications for the position of executive director to replace Roy C. Wood, who will retire on Dec. 30.

  • CHRB Proposes Ban on Milkshakes

    Use of alkalizing agents -- so-called "milkshakes" -- on horses would be illegal under a new regulation proposed Sept. 15 to the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Santa Anita general manager Chris McCarron

    McCarron Supports Race-Day Detention Plan

    Two race-day detention barns could be in place in time for the opening of Santa Anita's winter/spring meeting Dec. 26, track general manager Chris McCarron told an ad hoc security meeting of racing officials Sept. 2 at Del Mar.

  • West Nile Virus Killed Mare at Golden Gate

    The 5-year-old mare Quick Nip, who was euthanized Aug. 10 at Golden Gate Fields, was infected with West Nile Virus, the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory at UC Davis confirmed.

  • Roy Wood to Retire From CHRB

    Executive Director Roy Wood of the California Horse Racing Board announced that he intends to retire at the end of this year.

  • Roy Wood Jr., stepping down from California position.

    Wood Resigns CHRB Post

    Roy C. Wood Jr. will retire from his position as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board effective at the end of 2004.

  • CHRB: Jockey Pat Valenzuela to serve out suspension.

    Valenzuela's Suspension Upheld by Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's suspension for the remainder of 2004 was upheld Friday by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board of Stewards, which recommended that the California Horse Racing Board deny any future license applications from the rider.

  • Valenzuela Hearing Resumes at Del Mar

    Del Mar stewards heard two hours of testimony Friday during the second day of jockey Patrick Valenzuela's hair follicle testing case before adjourning the suspension challenge until Sunday morning.

  • CHRB Urged to Wait on Jockey Weight Standards

    The California Horse Racing Board should hold off on changing the jockey scale of weights until a national effort can institute uniform standards across the country, racing representatives told the board during its meeting July 22 at the Del Mar simulcast facilty.

  • Pat Valenzuela denied.

    Stay Denied, Valenzuela Awaits Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela was denied a stay of his suspension by California Superior Court judge David Yaffe on July 16 and will not be permitted to ride until he appears at a hearing before Del Mar stewards.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    California Board Postpones PVal Hearing

    The California attorney general's office has postponed indefinitely Thursday's scheduled formal hearing by Hollywood Park stewards concerning the summary suspension of jockey Pat Valenzuela, which went into effect July 2.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela

    Stewards To Meet on PVal Suspension July 15

    Hollywood Park stewards will conduct a formal hearing concerning the summary suspension of jockey Pat Valenzuela on Thurs., July 15, at Hollywood Park, the California Horse Racing Board announced.

  • Jockey Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Suspended After One Day

    The stewards at Hollywood Park summarily suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela Friday until they can conduct a formal hearing after the jockey failed to provide samples of his hair for drug testing as required under terms of his conditional licensing agreement with the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Calif. Legislators Hear Racing's Issues

    Small crowds, slots and rebate shops; those woes top the list. Horse racing representatives were given the opportunity June 8 to tell a California Senate Governmental Organization sub-committee what's troubling the sport and they had plenty to say.