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  • Los Alamitos Race Course will pick up three weeks of racing -- between April 14 and May 1.

    CHRB Approves 2016 California Race Dates

    After multiple months of delays for negotiations, the 2016 racing calendar for the Northern and Southern California circuits was approved by the California Horse Racing Board Aug. 20 at Del Mar.

  • 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.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Shows Readiness for Pacific Classic

    If her workout at Del Mar Aug. 17 was any indication, two-time champion Beholder is ready for the challenge when she faces males for the first time and runs farther than she's ever run in the Aug. 22 TVG Pacific Classic.

  • New Del Mar Surface 'Coming Together'

    Just more than three weeks into Del Mar's summer meet, opinions still vary on the seaside track's new dirt surface, but most seem to agree the track is beginning to show what could be its lasting form.

  • Gimme Da Luteq wins the Real Good Deal Stakes.

    Gimme Da Lute Dominates Real Good Deal

    A little more than an hour after his stablemate wowed the masses on the East Coast, Bob Baffert-trained Gimme Da Lute dominated an overmatched group of California-breds in the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar.

  • Retired Trainer Dutton Dies at 87

    Retired trainer Jerry Dutton, a mainstay among California horsemen for decades, died July 30 at the age 87, the Del Mar publicity department announced.

  • Doug O'Neill

    O'Neill Sets Del Mar Record With Five Wins

    Doug O'Neill's afternoon at Del Mar went as well as it possibly could July 29. Of the six starters the 47-year-old conditioner sent out Wednesday, five ran first, which set the record at Del Mar for most wins in a single day.

  • American Pharoah works at Del Mar July 28.

    American Pharoah Has Final Work for Haskell

    American Pharoah's final workout for the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) appeared intentionally easy July 28 at Del Mar, with the Triple Crown champion recording a :48 4/5 breeze underneath overcast skies.

  • Om

    'Pharoah' Upsetter Om Eyes Next Start

    Trainer Dan Hendricks has the colt pointed to the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) Aug. 9, which would be his first start at Del Mar since that standout victory last August.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins

    Grayson Meets Oak Tree Gift Challenge

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who died Nov. 29, 2014.

  • American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11 2/5 on July 18 at Del Mar.

    American Pharoah Records First Del Mar Breeze

    An unusual flash thunderstorm at Del Mar caused no delay of American Pharoah's first workout in San Diego County July 18, as the Triple Crown champion recorded a six-furlong breeze in 1:11 2/5 over the seaside oval.

  • Downpour, Lightning Create Havoc at Del Mar

    After removing its synthetic surface, it was almost cosmically ironic when a downpour, equipped with constant lightning strikes, pounded the seaside racetrack July 18, causing all kinds of havoc at the summer hotspot.

  • Gabriel Charles powers to victory in the Eddie Read Stakes.

    Gabriel Charles Swings Wide to Win Read

    Heading back to Del Mar proved a winning move for Sam Britt and Michael House's Gabriel Charles, who closed to win the $400,500 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) by 3 3/4 lengths July 18 at the seaside racetrack.

  • Finnegans Wake will return to Southern California turf for the Eddie Read.

    Finnegans Wake Back to Grass in Eddie Read

    After a brief detour to dirt for a run in the Gold Cup (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park, Finnegans Wake will return to his comfort zone on the Southern California turf for the $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) July 18.

  • Hope's Love

    'Chrome' Sister Hope's Love Sidelined

    Hope's Love, the 2-year-old full sister to California Chrome, will be sidelined four to six months with a hairline fracture in her shoulder, trainer Steve Sherman said July 15.

  • Del Mar Ready to Kick Off 76th Summer Season

    When Del Mar kicks off its 76th summer season July 16, the seaside California oval will be marking a return to a dirt main surface after eight years with a synthetic track as mandated by the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Owner Boghossian Dies at 73

    H. Paul Boghossian, who campaigned horses in the name of Triple B Farms, died July 9 at his home in Glendale, Calif., after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 73.

  • Dragon Flower First Winner for Informed

    California-based freshman sire Informed picked up his first winner July 11 when his first starter, juvenile filly Dragon Flower, won her debut by 2 1/4 lengths in the fifth race at Los Alamitos.

  • CHRB Sees Decrease in Drug Violations

    According to the California Horse Racing Board, there were only four Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violations in the state during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the lowest number in at least 40 years.

  • Masochistic wins the 2015 Triple Bend Stakes.

    Masochistic Easy Winner of Triple Bend

    California-bred Masochistic, owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, made short work of six foes to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park.