Keyword: California Thoroughbred Trainers

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Racing on Santa Rosa's turf course

    CHRB Takes Step Toward Resolving NorCal Dates

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region.

  • Golden Gate Fields

    NorCal 2017 Race Dates Remain Unresolved

    Members of the California Horse Racing Board made a commitment to decide the highly contentious Northern California 2017 racing dates dispute at its regular October meeting, but the regulatory agency could not reach a resolution Oct. 20.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    CHRB Member Calls for Trainer 'Profiling'

    California Horse Racing Board member Madeline Auerbach, at an Aug. 24 meeting of the agency's Medication and Track Safety Committee, called for increased scrutiny on certain trainers through "profiling."

  • Golden Gate Fields in Northern California

    Golden Gate, CA Fairs Continue Dates Dispute

    After more than two and a half hours of discussion July 13 during a California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee meeting, a racing schedule for 2017 in both Northern and Southern California remained unresolved.

  • CHRB OKs Reallocation of Fair Dates Despite Objections

    Despite multiple members expressing frustration with the way the process was handled, the California Horse Racing Board approved a reallocation of dates within the Northern California fair circuit April 21 during a meeting at Golden Gate Fields.

  • CHRB, Trainers Argue Over Drug Disclosures

    A California Horse Racing Board Medication and Track Safety Committee meeting was often contentious at Santa Anita Park March 16, when topics regarding drug use and documentation were discussed.

  • CHRB Moves Forward on Third-Party Lasix

    Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16.

  • CTT Pledges Funds for Barn Surveillance

    The California Thoroughbred Trainers Aug. 31 said its leadership unanimously agreed to use $150,000 from reserve funds to facilitate race-day camera surveillance in barn areas at California racetracks.

  • CHRB Delays Any Action on Third-Party Lasix

    A three-year effort to employ third-party administration of the race-day medication furosemide in California was delayed significantly at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Aug. 20 at Del Mar.

  • CHRB Continues to Discuss 2016 Dates

    Negotiations over Northern and Southern California racing dates were again in the spotlight during the monthly California Horse Racing Board meeting June 25 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • CHRB Rule Would Void Claim if Horse Bleeds

    A provision voiding the claim of a horse placed on the veterinarian's list for bleeding was approved for a 45-day public comment period by the California Horse Racing Board, though members expressed their concerns.

  • Symposium: Customer Has to Figure in Equation

    As U.S. racing faces the challenge of shaping race days and meets and maintaining field sizes at a time when foal crops are shrinking, experts said tracks and horsemen need to remember to keep the customer in the equation.

  • Daily Handle, Attendance Strong at Del Mar

    The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing.

  • Fairplex Plans to Phase Out Sales, Training

    Over the next several months, the Los Angeles County Fair plans to phase out its racing-related activities at Fairplex Park, chief executive officer James Henwood told the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Cal Expo Gains Extra Week of Summer Racing

    Cal Expo won a tussle to gain an extra week on the summer fair racing calendar beginning in July 2015 after several months of debate when the California Horse Racing Board approved the dates plan.

  • CHRB to Resume Post-Hollywood Considerations

    As they have for the past several months, post-Hollywood Park racing plans will dominate the agenda for the California Horse Racing Board when it meets Sept. 19 in Pomona beginning at 9:30 a.m. PDT.

  • CHRB chairman David Israel

    CHRB Delays Action on Southern Cal Race Dates

    Concerned that the racing industry is no closer to resolving issues surrounding the closure of Hollywood Park next year, the California Horse Racing Board July 18 put off approval of racing dates in 2014-15 for a month.

  • Los Alamitos Race Course

    Progress Reported Over California Stabling

    Horsemen in California are pushing ahead with plans to make Los Alamitos Race Course and San Luis Rey Downs full-time off-track stabling sites once Betfair Hollywood Park is no longer available.

  • Trainer James Cassidy, president of CTT

    California Trainers Discuss Hollywood Options

    California Thoroughbred Trainers officials met with members March 21 to update them on industry discussions for an alternative to Betfair Hollywood Park when it eventually closes for expected development.

  • Racing at Fairplex Park

    CTT Pushing for Consideration of Fairplex

    The president of the California Thoroughbred Trainers wants a more transparent process for selecting the track that will eventually succeed Betfair Hollywood Park and is calling for renewed consideration of Fairplex Park.

  • Exchange Wagering Rules Approved by CHRB

    Rules governing exchange wagering gained initial approval from the California Horse Racing Board at its meeting Sept. 20, more than a year after the commission had announced its intention to promulgate them.

  • James Cassidy

    Jim Cassidy Succeeds Sadler as CTT President

    California Thoroughbred Trainers seated three directors and unanimously elected James Cassidy as its new president at its annual transition meeting July 6 held at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • CTT Objects to Exchange Wagering at Del Mar

    John Sadler, president of the California Thoroughbred Trainers, told the state horse racing board his group objects to exchange wagering and is not prepared to sign an agreement with the Del Mar for the upcoming meet.

  • CHRB OKs Lower Bute Level, Claiming Rule

    A reduction in the allowable level of the common pain reliever phenylbutazone in post-race tests was approved on a split vote by the California Horse Racing Board July 21 over the objections of horsemen.

  • Cassidy, Ellis Elected to CTT Board

    Trainers Jim Cassidy and Ron Ellis have been elected and Glory Haley re-elected to the board of California Thoroughbred Trainers. Voting was conducted in June to fill three positions on the nine-member CTT board.

  • Santa Anita race track

    Santa Anita Dirt Track to Undergo Renovation

    Santa Anita's dirt racetrack will be undergoing renovation in the coming months to bring it back to the combination of sand, silt, and clay initially approved when the new dirt surface was installed late last year.

  • TOC Chairman Owens Responds to Critics

    Divisiveness among horsemen's groups in California "seems to me a terrible waste of industry resources," said Jack Owens, chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, during an interview April 2.

  • New California Horsemen's Group Moving Ahead

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California isn't talking, but a spokesman for a recently formed rival horseman's group wants to make sure the state's owner representative knows the new organization means business.

  • CHRB Eyes Lower Phenylbutazone Threshold

    Lower thresholds for the pain reliever phenylbutazone, commonly known as Bute, in post-race tests of horses could be on the way in California in spite of objections from horsemen.

  • Santa Anita Dirt Track

    Santa Anita Plans to Adjust Track Composition

    Santa Anita's track maintenance team plans to adjust the composition of the main track Jan. 18 to bring it back to the mix of sand, clay, and silt that it was before the region received several rainstorms in late December.

  • Model Rules Committee OKs New Bute Standard

    The Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International has voted 12-0, with one abstention, to recommend lowering the threshold of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Phenylbutazone.

  • TOC Not Pursuing Merger With Trainers' Group

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California is not pursuing a merger with the California Thoroughbred Trainers, the chairman of the official owners' organization said following its annual meeting Aug. 21 at Del Mar.