Keyword: CHRB

  • 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.

  • CHRB Eliminates Meeting Webcasts

    Due to a lack of funding, the California Horse Racing Board will no longer provide audio or video Webcasts of its meetings, beginning with its Jan. 15 date at Santa Anita Park.

  • Board Backtracks on Calif. Claim Rule Change

    Backtracking on a rule amendment that one observer said "would fundamentally change the claiming game," the California Horse Racing Board tabled a proposal that would have voided a claim if the horse that was bought, due to injury or distress, was unable to return to the designated unsaddling area after the finish of the race.

  • CHRB Wrestles With Changes to Fair Circuit

    Racing at California fairs, long supported as one of the best ways to attract new fans for the sport, is losing out to economic considerations while industry representatives fight to remain viable in the northern half of the state.

  • Guillot Fined, Suspended in Trenbolone Case

    Trainer Eric Guillot was handed a five-day suspension and paid a $3,000 fine after a filly in his care, Champagne DÃÆ'¢â‚¬â„¢Oro, tested positive for the prohibited steroid trenbolone at Del Mar this summer, according to the California Horse Racing Board.

  • CHRB Allocates Most Race Dates for 2010

    Race dates for 2010 were approved for California by the state's horse racing board at its meeting Oct. 15, although the panel opted to wait until next month before giving authorization to the Northern California fair circuit, which requested more time to sort out details.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario Ride Questioned in CHRB Complaint

    Jockey Joel Rosario is scheduled to appear before stewards next week to answer a California Horse Racing Board complaint that he failed "to put forth his best effort" in a ride at Del Mar on Sept. 6.

  • CHRB Panel to Examine Latest Safety Equipment

    The newly-formed safety committee of the California Horse Racing Board will meet for the first time Sept. 4 to begin the regulatory process to establish new standards and specifications for vests, helmet and whips.

  • Richard Shapiro

    Shapiro Issues Apology Over Keying Incident

    Former California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard Shapiro, who pled "no contest" Aug. 18 to a misdemeanor charge of vandalism for "keying" the car of racehorse owner Jerry Jamgotchian, issued a written apology Aug. 31.

  • Richard Shapiro

    Shapiro Pleads 'No Contest' in Vandalism Case

    Former California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard B. Shapiro pleaded "no contest" Aug. 18 to a misdemeanor charge of vandalism in connection with the "keying" of a vehicle owned by one of Shapiro's harshest critics during his time on the board.

  • Halpern to Leave CTT Executive Director Post

    Ed Halpern, executive director and general counsel for the California Thoroughbred Trainers, plans to retire after his contract expires in December, the organization announced.

  • Fermin Appointment as Steward Backed by CHRB

    Ingrid Fermin, the former executive director of the California Horse Racing Board who was appointed to be a steward at the current Del Mar meet, gained the commission's backing July 23 in a dispute with several horsemen opposed to her selection.

  • CHRB to Examine Fermin's Del Mar Role

    The California Horse Racing Board plans to meet in closed session prior to its general meeting July 23 to consider complaints and appeals that have been filed against the board challenging Ingrid Fermin's appointment as a steward at Del Mar this season.

  • Shapiro to Enter Plea in Car Vandalism Case

    Richard B. Shapiro, the former California Horse Racing Board chairman, is to enter a plea July 28 to a charge of felony vandalism in connection with damage done to the vehicle of his longtime antagonist Jerry Jamgotchian at Hollywood Park this spring.

  • Peter Eurton Suspended, Fined for Clenbuterol

    Trainer Peter Eurton will serve five days of a 30-day suspension handed down by Hollywood Park stewards and pay a $3,000 fine after one of the horses in his care was found to have tested positive for clenbuterol following a race on May 2.

  • Richard Shapiro

    Ex-CHRB Head Charged With Felony Vandalism

    Richard Shapiro, the former head of the California Horse Racing Board, was charged with one felony count of vandalism for allegedly damaging a vehicle owned by a longtime rival, according to the Los Angeles Times.

  • Scientific Games Still Reviewing Calif. Error

    Scientific Games Racing has not determined the cause of a system glitch that caused its "stop betting" order on the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park May 16 to go unheeded at 33 off-track wagering locations, a company representative told the California Horse Racing Board.

  • CHRB OKs Further Cuts in Hollywood Dates

    In a sign of how the tightening economy has affected tracks in the state, the California Horse Racing Board acquiesced to a request from Hollywood Park to eliminate the final five Wednesdays of the current spring/summer meet, which runs through July 19.

  • CHRB Seeks Explanation of Past Posting Error

    The California Horse Racing Board is investigating the cause of a wagering glitch during the running of the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) May 16 at Hollywood Park in which betting at 33 simulcast spots did not close until after the race was completed.

  • Shapiro Probe Should Wrap Up Next Week

    An Inglewood police investigation focused on former California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard Shapiro for allegedly vandalizing the vehicle of his longtime antagonist Jerry Jamgotchian should be wrapped up during the week of May 18, according to a lieutenant in the department.

  • CHRB In Pickle Over Claiming Lawsuit

    Hoping to avert what one racing secretary called "open season" on the horse population in the state, the California Horse Racing Board took the unusual step of contacting a litigant who has put the board in a tenuous situation over a claiming rule.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park to Race Through 2009

    The California Horse Racing Board got a bit of good news March 19 when the president of Hollywood Park assured commissioners that it would run its 2009 fall/winter meet as planned. The board also received an update on bankruptcy developments from Magna Entertainment Corp.

  • Drama Surrounds CHRB Rule Suspension

    The suspension of a California Horse Racing Board rule governing statutory "jail-time" in claiming a Thoroughbred racehorse is just the latest development in a bizarre drama surrounding the controversial regulation.

  • CHRB Suspends Claimed Horse Entry Rule

    The California Horse Racing Board's executive director has issued a directive suspending the rule regarding entry of claimed horses and said the board will consider reinstatement of the rule at its regular meeting Thursday, Mach 19.

  • Magna Rep Gives Assurances to CHRB

    A representative from the Magna Entertainment Corp. assured the California Horse Racing Board March 6 that the company "is not going out of business" in spite of its bankruptcy petition and that horsemen purse accounts and customer winnings will be paid on an ongoing basis.

  • CHRB Calls Special Session on MEC Issues

    With Magna Entertainment Corp. reportedly in financial peril, the California Horse Racing Board has called an emergency meeting March 6 to determine the status of the MEC-owned tracks in the state, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, as well as the company's licensed advance deposit wagering entity, XpressBet.

  • Racing Fatalities Decline in California

    Since a rash of five horse breakdowns in the opening five days of racing at the current Santa Anita meet -- resulting in four fatalities -- there has been just one race-related death since Dec. 31, Dr. Rick Arthur told the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Calif. Owner Wins Appeal in Slender Suit

    A California appeals court has ruled that a racing steward does not have the right to take preemptive action against an owner who wants to scratch his horse even if the owner's request violates rules governing late withdrawals.

  • Richard Shapiro.

    Shapiro Reflects on CHRB Tenure, Racing

    As a member of the California Horse Racing Board for four years, Richard Shapiro could hardly be described as a weak bystander in overseeing the sport. But Shapiro said he was "becoming increasingly frustrated by the governmental and bureaucratic limitations imposed by being on the board."

  • CHRB OKs One-Year ADW License Renewals

    With little discussion, the California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved license renewals for four advance deposit wagering companies doing business in the state for a one-year period.

  • Jerry Hollendorfer

    Hollendorfer Fined in Scopolamine Case

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been fined $1,000 in an agreement with the California Horse Racing Board following a finding of scopolamine in a post-race urine sample taken from one of his horses last year.

  • Wait a While

    Wait a While Tests Positive in BC

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Wait a While, champion 3-year-old filly of 2006, tested positive for procaine in the $2-million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, it was confirmed Dec. 5 by the California Horse Racing Board. Procaine is a local anesthetic found in the antibiotic procaine penicillin G.

  • CHRB chairman Richard Shapiro, who labeled ADW standoff "just an intolerable situation at this point."

    CHRB Pushes for Action in ADW Standoff

    In a high-stakes "game of chicken," the California Horse Racing Board pushed account wagering a little closer to the edge Nov. 18 when it declined to renew the licenses of the state's four Internet and telephone bet companies.

  • CHRB Committee Examines TCO2 Strategy

    Testing for bicarbonate levels has nearly eliminated the incidence of "milkshaking" Thoroughbred racehorses in California, leading officials to consider alternatives to testing every horse that is entered at the state's tracks.