Keyword: California Horse Racing Board

  • CHRB Issues Policy on Florida Shippers

    Responding to the presence of the bacterial infection strangles among racehorses in Florida, the California Horse Racing Board, in conjunction with the state's racetracks, has established a policy setting health requirements for horses being shipped from Florida to California.

  • Owner Turns to Court to Obtain CHRB Records

    A determined California horse owner has turned to the courts in her attempt to force the California Horse Racing Board to produce records of its dealings with trainer Frank Monteleone during the investigation of a recently settled civil fraud case.

  • CHRB Wants Closer Look at Guild's Records

    In the ongoing battle over Jockeys' Guild medical coverage for California riders, the state horse racing board directed its staff to begin a forensic audit of the national organization's health care records.

  • Vet Outlines Santa Anita 'Milkshake' Program

    The veterinarian in charge of the committee that oversees Santa Anita Park's milkshake testing program said he has nothing to do with the process and is only involved when notified that a trainer's horse has exceeded the acceptable level of total carbon dioxide in its blood.

  • Guild Seeks Kentucky's Support for New Scale of Weights

    Jockeys' Guild officials asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority March 21 to consider a new scale of weights for jockeys that would require a minimum body weight of 118 pounds without equipment and a minimum body fat requirement of 5%.

  • Smaller Version of Gulfstream Seen for Dixon

    At the final session in a series of city-sponsored public workshops March 19, Magna Entertainment presented its updated proposal for Dixon Downs, the $250 million state-of-the-art racetrack and entertainment complex the company wants to build in Dixon, Calif., 20 miles west of Sacramento.

  • 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.