Keyword: CHRB

  • A.C. Avila

    Avila Defiant in Face of Suspension

    A day after the CHRB announced sanctions against him, trainer A.C. Avila was defiant in victory Feb. 28 at Santa Anita Park, when the horse that has been at the center of the controversy claimed an impressive win.

  • Vallejo Suspended 180 Days, Fined $5,000

    The California Horse Racing Board has suspended trainer Genaro Vallejo for 180 days and fined him $5,000 after a horse under his care tested positive for the Class 3 medication Promazine, a metabolite of Acepromazine.

  • 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.

  • CHRB Approves Galway Downs as Training Site

    Galway Downs was approved as an official training facility by the California Horse Racing Board Jan. 15, providing a needed option to small training operations being forced to relocate from Fairplex Park.

  • CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker

    CHRB Eyes Scratching of Unreported Geldings

    The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.

  • Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Horse Deaths

    California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18.

  • The start of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic

    CHRB Undertakes Review of Interference Rule

    Following the controversial non-call in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the California Horse Racing Board appears ready to change the rule that led to the decision. But it may take awhile.

  • The start of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
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    Santa Anita Steward Explains Classic Ruling

    Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.

  • Alan Landsburg

    Former CHRB Chairman Alan Landsburg Dies

    Alan Landsburg, a television writer, producer, and director who in later years focused on improving horse racing as a California Horse Racing Board commissioner and industry leader, died Aug. 14 at the age of 81.

  • Kirk Breed

    Cal Expo Racetrack Named for Kirk Breed

    The racetrack at California Exposition and State Fair has been renamed for the late Kirk Breed, who served as executive director of the state horse racing board and was formerly general manager of the state fair.

  • CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker

    CHRB Prohibits California Players Pools

    An investigation by the California Horse Racing Board has determined that two state-licensed advance-deposit wagering providers are currently offering or allowing players pools in violation of California law.

  • 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.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Approved to Operate Pleasanton Meet

    The Oak Tree Racing Association is back in the race business following a 3 1/2-year absence with the approval of its application to conduct the Alameda County Fair meet by the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Stepped-Up Security Set for Santa Anita Derby

    Santa Anita Park officials have announced they will provide round-the-clock surveillance of all horses entered in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) beginning 72 hours before the April 5 race.

  • 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 Meeting March 21 Moved to Cal Expo

    The March 21 meeting of the California Horse Racing Board that was originally scheduled to be held at Santa Anita Park has been moved to Cal Expo in Sacramento on the same date.

  • CHRB Questions New Santa Anita Stakes Slate

    Santa Anita Park gained approval for its first spring/summer meet from the California Horse Racing Board Feb. 21 and presented a stakes schedule for the nine-week stand that looks quite a bit like Hollywood Park's.

  • Jockey Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela Suspended for Latest No-Show

    The California Horse Racing Board suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela indefinitely Feb. 7 for failing to appear before stewards at Santa Anita Park over charges that he failed to fulfill his riding agreement.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    Auerbach Named to CHRB; Derek Reappointed

    Madeline Auerbach, a director of the Thoroughbred Owners of California and the co-founder and chair of the California Retirement Management Account, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board by Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • The California Horse Racing Board will discuss several issues related to the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

    CHRB to Meet as Hollywood Park Closure Nears

    The California Horse Racing Board is to hold its final meeting of 2013 on Dec. 12 at Santa Anita Park with several items on the agenda related to racing in the state next year after the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Santa Anita

    CHRB Irons Out Santa Anita 2014 Race Dates

    A mini-break in Santa Anita's 2014 dates, an agreement to allow HRTV and TVG to broadcast all major California racetracks, and reduced takeout on Santa Anita's Daily Double wagering were discussed at the Nov. 21 CHRB meeting.

  • CHRB Sudden Death Report Revealed

    A detailed report to the California Horse Racing Board at its Nov. 21 meeting concluded that the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's Hollywood Park barn did not have any similarities to each other.

  • CHRB Looks Into Canceled $30,000 Wager

    The California Horse Racing Board and Xpressbet are cooperating in a follow-up examination of a $30,000 win wager made at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 9 and canceled a few minutes before the seventh race.