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  • Former Youbet CEO Resigns Board Position

    Former Youbet co-founder and chief executive officer David Marshall has resigned his position as vice-chairman of the company's board of directors, according to an Oct. 30 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Barretts Mixed Sale Gets Off to Strong Start

    Stan Fulton's complete dispersal of horses of racing age dominated the first day of the Barretts' fall mixed sale Oct. 29. Five of Fulton's horses brought six figures, four of those surpassing the previous Barretts record of $125,000 for a horse of racing age.

  • Del Mar is temporarily housing horses as a result of the California wildfires.

    Farms and Del Mar Offering Shelter from Calif. Wildfires

    Wildfires continued Oct. 23 to threaten homes and horse farms in Southern California, particularly in San Diego County. Scoop Vessels' Vessels Stallion Farm is among the facilities that have taken in evacuated people and horses, even while a new fire has broken out just east of the farm near Bonsall, Calif. Del Mar racetrack has taken in evacuees when the fires, and its barn area was full by Oct. 22, with 2,000 horses and livestock.

  • Suances moves to Rancho Temescal near Piru, California in 2008.

    Champion Suances to Rancho Temescal

    Suances, a French champion miler and California grade II winner, will stand in 2008 at Rancho Temescal near Piru, Calif.

  • Youbet Reveals Seizure of IRG Funds

    Youbet.com disclosed Oct. 12 that the federal government has seized $1.5 million in funds from three Nevada bank accounts affiliated with the company's off-shore entity, IRG.

  • Youbet Served Search Warrant by Federal Agents

    A federal search warrant was served at the California headquarters of Youbet.com Oct. 4 as part of a federal investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Las Vegas, the company has reported.

  • 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.

  • California Stakes Winner Jet West to Applebite

    Jet West, a California stakes winner out of a California Broodmare of the Year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farms near French Camp, Calif.

  • Trainer Lage Bags No. 1,000 at Bay Meadows

    Trainer Armando Lage recorded career victory 1,000 Aug. 13 when his 3-year-old colt Son Montuno rallied from off the pace to win the fourth race at the San Mateo County Fair at Bay Meadows.

  • Memorial Service Set for Warren Stute

    A memorial service for longtime trainer Warren Stute has been scheduled for Aug. 17 in the Turf Club Chandelier Room at Santa Anita. Stute, who had suffered several strokes, died at 85 on Aug. 9 at his home in Arcadia.

  • California-Based Souvenir Copy, High Demand Sold

    California-based stallions Souvenir Copy and High Demand have been sold to Nizar Anwar Abul Jadayel of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Souvenir Copy will be shipped later this year to stand in Saudi Arabia, while plans for High Demand, who could remain in the United States, have not yet been finalized.

  • Santa Anita's Wood to Step Down as Track Super

    Santa Anita Park announced July 12 that long-time track superintendent Steve Wood will leave his position at the Arcadia, Calif., track affective July 15 in order to devote more time to his other industry obligations.

  • TVG to Televise Racing From Del Mar

    TVG will kick off the 2007 season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with live on-site coverage beginning July 18. TVG will broadcast live from Del Mar throughout the meet's opening week and every weekend, Friday through Sunday, until the season's conclusion Sept. 5. Special programming will include live editions of some of TVG's most popular shows and exclusive airings of several of the summer's premier Thoroughbred races.

  • CHRB Funding Pulled by Senate Committee

    The California Senate budget review committee said it would remove funding for the California Horse Racing Board unless the regulatory agency addresses problems and improves communication.

  • Pincay Awarded $2.7 Million in Career-Ending Injury Case

    Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. was awarded a $2.7-million verdict in a civil case against the ambulance company that was charged with treating him after the rider suffered broken bones in his neck in a 2003 riding accident at Santa Anita Park, according to Pincay's attorney, Neil Papiano.

  • HRTV Will Show Live Telecast of Barretts May Sale

    The Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training will be broadcast live on HorseRacing TV (HRTV). The auction, which has a catalog of 406 horses, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) and will also be streamed live at www.barretts.com.

  • 2006 Del Mar Derby winner Get Funky heads field in Inglewood Handicap

    Get Funky Heads Inglewood Handicap Field

    Get Funky, winner last year of the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), heads a field of eight headed to the post Saturday in the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.

  • TVG to Broadcast From Hollywood Park

    TVG announced April 24 that it will broadcast from Hollywood Park's 68th spring/summer meet, which began April 25 at the Inglewood, Calif. track. Throughout the meet, TVG will present a $150,000 Guaranteed Pick Four each weekday and a $300,000 Guaranteed Pick Four on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Bill Would Allow Calif. Tracks to Keep License Fees

    California State Senator Dean Florez announced April 20 that he intends to introduce legislation that allows California racetracks to retain their license fees, using those funds, amounting to about $40 million a year, to increase purses and provide breeders' awards and incentives.