Keyword: CHRB

  • 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.

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    CHRB's Year-End Report Holds More Grim News

    Pari-mutuel wagering in California declined by $501 million during fiscal year 2009-10, and betting through advance deposit, the only growth area in the state's handle for the past several years, also dipped slightly.

  • Golden Gate Fields

    CA Boycott Getting Noticed, Organizer Says

    As California racetracks struggled into their second month of the 2010-11 season, the president of a horseplayers' group that is leading a boycott of the tracks said racing officials in the state are getting the point.

  • Turf Paradise Wagering Glitch Probed by CHRB

    The horse racing board is investigating a communications failure involving a race at Turf Paradise Jan. 26 that allowed wagering to continue at California racetracks and simulcast facilities for five minutes after the start.

  • ADW Companies Get California Extensions

    Satisfied that owners were getting as much as possible for purses from a recent state increase in takeout, the California Horse Racing Board granted three advance deposit wagering companies one-year extensions Jan. 20.

  • Owner Suspended For Use of Confederate Silks

    A California horse owner who improperly substituted jockey silks in the image of the Confederate Southern Cross for his regular colors has accepted a $1,500 fine and the suspension of his license for the current term.

  • HANA Targets Takeout Hike, Wants Panel Formed

    The Horseplayers Association of North America is calling for reversal of a pari-mutuel takeout increase in California as well as creation of a gambling board that would advise the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Santa Anita track resurfacing

    CHRB Grants Waivers to MI Developments

    MI Developments received two waivers from the California Horse Racing Board Nov. 9 allowing it to move forward with the operation of Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields and complete its new dirt track at Santa Anita.

  • CHRB Defers Action on Race Dates, MID Waiver

    The California Horse Racing Board deferred action Sept. 23 on its race dates calendar for 2011 as well as a waiver of state regulations requested by MI Developments to allow it to operate more than one pari-mutuel entity.

  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Schwarzenegger Signs Calif. Takeout Increase

    California legislation increasing the takeout rate for exotic wagers beginning this winter and making the state the first in the nation to approve exchange betting was signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Sept. 23.

  • Terms Given for Santa Anita Surface Waiver

    The California Horse Racing Board said Sept. 7 it is working with Santa Anita Park management and horsemen on a waiver for the MI Developments-owned racetrack to replace its synthetic surface with dirt.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Headed for Hollywood After All

    The Oak Tree Racing Association appears to be on the move once again after horsemen refused to go along with holding the fall meeting at Santa Anita over concerns with the main track's condition.

  • Leonard Foote, Retired CHRB Director, Dies

    Leonard Foote, who served as chief investigator and then executive director of the California Horse Racing Board for a total of 24 years until his retirement in 1990, died July 26 in Reno, Nev., after a long illness.

  • Confederate Silks Draw CHRB Complaint

    A Sacramento horse owner and the silks custodian at Cal Expo are in trouble with the California Horse Racing Board for allowing a horse to improperly race in the colors of the Confederate flag at the state fair meet July 15.

  • CHRB Frustrated Again by MI Developments

    Thoroughbred racing in California remained uncertain about the future following a state horse racing board meeting July 22 in which major track owner MI Developments refused once again to provide a glimpse of its plans.

  • CHRB to Pay Former Steward Pam Berg $400,000

    The California Horse Racing Board must pay former steward Pamela Berg $400,000 in an out-of-court settlement of a 2009 lawsuit she filed against the agency alleging discrimination and harassment based on age and gender.

  • Oak Tree to Remain at Santa Anita in 2010

    The Oak Tree Racing Association will be allowed to use Santa Anita Park for its autumn racing meeting after Frank Stronach relented at the conclusion of a long California Horse Racing Board meeting June 22 at Hollywood Park.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins Takes Legal Action Against CHRB

    Alleging that the California Horse Racing Board "violated its own rules, the laws and Constitution of the state of California and the United States Constitution," trainer Jeff Mullins has filed suit against the board.

  • Mullins Suspended for 30 Days

    The California Horse Racing Board has suspended Jeff Mullins for 30 days effective May 9 and also fined the trainer $2,500 for a TCO2 violation that occurred in 2008.

  • Trainer Jeff Mullins

    Court Rejects Mullins' Appeal in 2008 Case

    An appeals court in California has rejected a request from trainer Jeff Mullins that it overturn a lower court's ruling in favor of the California Horse Racing Board in connection with a suspension levied the trainer in 2008.

  • CHRB Gets No Help on Hollywood Park Plans

    A representative of the Hollywood Park Land Company told the California Horse Racing Board March 19 that plans to demolish the Inglewood track and develop the 238-acre site are progressing but gave few details.

  • Ahmed Zayat

    California Clears Zayat on Jelinsky Loans

    The California Horse Racing Board has looked into ties between Ahmed Zayat and two convicted bookmakers and determined there is nothing to indicate the prominent horse owner has violated terms of his license in the state.

  • Derek, Israel Reappointed to CHRB

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced March 5 that actress Bo Derek and television producer and writer David Israel have been reappointed to the California Horse Racing Board.

  • California Racing Gets Some Encouragement

    Struggling as it never has before, the California horse racing industry went to the State Capitol in Sacramento March 4 looking for some answers. And surprisingly, racing seemed to get a warm reception.

  • CHRB, Jamgotchian Settle Longstanding Lawsuit

    The California Horse Racing Board and horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian have settled a lawsuit over a race in 2005 at Del Mar in which Jamgotchian alleged a steward forced him to run a horse against his will.

  • Northern California Fair Dates Resolved

    The California Horse Racing Board finally gave approval to a Northern California fair racing dates program for 2010 during its meeting at Santa Anita Park Jan. 15, though not everyone was happy with the much-delayed action.

  • Takeout Hike OK'd to Help Simulcast Sites

    Responding to what track owner Dr. Ed Allred called "a desperate situation" at the state's simulcast wagering locations, the California Horse Racing Board agreed to hike takeout on Quarter Horse wagers at Los Alamitos.