Keyword: California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

  • Cal Cup Moved Before Breeders' Cup

    Due to the fact the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) confirmed that the 29th California Cup has been moved up nearly a month, to be held Oct. 5, 2008.

  • Santa Anita Plan Endorsed by Racing Organizations

    California's three major horse racing organizations have endorsed The Shops at Santa Anita, the outdoor, upscale shopping and dining center proposed by Caruso Affiliated at the Arcadia, Calif., track.

  • Lava Man Repeats as California Horse of the Year

    Lava Man was named the 2006 California-bred Horse of the Year in voting by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, becoming a back-to-back winner of the honor, which was announced at the CTBA's annual awards dinner Feb. 5.

  • Cal-bred Champions Announced

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association has announced its 2006 award winners, with the exception of Horse of the Year, which will be presented at the organization's annual meeting and awards dinner Feb. 5. Finalists for the honor include Brother Derek, Lava Man, and Thor's Echo.

  • CTBA Hall to Induct Mabees, Maddy, Best Pal, Free House

    The late breeder John Mabee and his wife Betty Mabee, deceased legislator Ken Maddy, and the racing stars Best Pal and Free House have been elected to the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame.

  • California October Yearling Sale Looks to Build on Opening Year Success

    Last year's inaugural California October yearling sale, co-sponsored by Barretts Equine Limited and the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, concluded with solid across the board results. And the two entities hope to build on last year's success for even stronger results during the 2006 edition Oct. 3 at Barretts Fairplex Park facility.

  • Shapiro: No Quick Fixes for California Racing

    California racing has declined dramatically in the past 20 years and it needs to stop looking for easy answers, said Richard Shapiro, chairman of the state's horse racing board, during a dinner attended by about 150 breeders Sept. 22.

  • Arthur Tells Breeders He Wants Vets Accountable

    Dr. Rick Arthur, the new equine medical director of the California Horse Racing Board, told a meeting of state horse breeders Sept. 22 that he plans to hold veterinarians accountable when trainers they advise are found in violation of horse medication rules.

  • Lava Man Named Top California Bred of 2005

    Lava Man was named the 2005 California-bred Horse of the Year in voting by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, it was announced at the CTBA's annual awards dinner Feb. 7.

  • CTBA/Barretts Sale to Offer 323 Yearlings

    The first October yearling sale conducted jointly by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and Barretts will have 323 yearlings.

  • Moscow Burning Named California Horse of the Year

    Moscow Burning was named California-bred Horse of the Year, top grass horse, and older female of 2004 the night of Feb. 7 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association annual awards dinner at the Hilton San Diego Resort.

  • CTBA, Barretts to Conduct Yearling Sale Together

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Barretts Equine will combine their respective annual yearling sales in a one-day event to be held Oct. 4 at Barretts' Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California.

  • CTBA to Auction Top Stallion Breedings

    Breedings to top California stallions Cee's Tizzy and In Excess are among those available in the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association "Stallion Season Auction," to be held Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Royal Cat Colt Tops CTBA Yearling Sale

    A colt from the first crop of Royal Cat, a winning son of Storm Cat, was purchased by trainer Jeff Bonde for $47,000 to top Tuesday's Northern California Yearling Sale conducted by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Sales.

  • CTBA's Yearling Sale to Return to Del Mar Racetrack

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale will return to the Del Mar racetrack this year for the first time since 1995. The one-night auction is scheduled for Monday, August 16, when it will kick off Pacific Classic Week.

  • Joe Matyas walks his horse, Bart, to safety amidst a heavy cloud of smoke as out of control wildfires also threaten the safety of the Southern California horse population.

    Facilities Take in Horses as California Wildfires Rage

    Despite the nine massive wildfires that have charred nearly 500,000 acres and continue to burn in Southern California, only one Thoroughbred farm was reported to have suffered any damage, and it was considered minor, according to Dawn Gerber of the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association.

  • Calif. Workers' Comp Take-Out Bill Falls Short

    Partisan wrangling in the California State Assembly on the final day of the 2003 legislative session kept an urgency bill mandating a 0.5% increase in the exotic wagering take-out from gaining final approval Sept. 12. It will likely return for consideration in January.

  • California Satellite Expansion Bill Killed

    A California Assembly bill designed to give the state horse racing board greatly expanded authorization to approve satellite wagering facilities has been killed by organized Indian gaming opposition.

  • Magna, Horsemen Agree to Sunshine Pact

    Magna Entertainment Corp., the originator of the Sunshine Millions, announced Aug. 13 that it has signed an agreement extending the Florida-California Thoroughbred series through 2006.

  • 152 Bettors Cash in on $2.4 Million Pick Six

    Watson and Weitman Performances' Dirty Diana, another 2-year-old speedster from the talent-rich barn of perennial Del Mar champion trainer Bob Baffert, turned in an impressive triumph in the $125,000 CTBA Stakes. A $2.4 million Pick Six carryover was split among 152 tickets.

  • Plenty of Green Fillies in CTBA Stakes Friday

    A group of 10 2-year-old California bred fillies, including two first-time starters, was entered in Friday's $125,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes. The fillies will run 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track.

  • Sunshine Millions Draw 145 Pre-Entries

    Seventy-nine stakes winners, including 56 horses who have won graded events, are among the 145 runners pre-entered Thursday in the inaugural $3.6 million Sunshine Millions at Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.

  • Sunshine Millions: $3.6M in Purses in California, Florida

    The Sunshine Millions, a series for California-breds and Florida-breds, will be held Jan. 25, 2003, according to Magna Entertainment. The program will feature four races each at Gulfstream Park in Florida and Santa Anita Park in California, both of which are owned by Magna.

  • CTBA Has More Power Over Purse Expenditures

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will have more power over how purse money is spent under a measure recently signed into law by Gov. Gray Davis.