Keyword: CHRB

  • Out-of-Competition Testing for Cup

    The California Horse Racing Board announced Oct. 7 that in conjunction with Breeders' Cup, it will be conducting random out-of-competition testing for horses pre-entered in the World Championships.

  • Miyadi Cited for Sixth Steroid Complaint

    Northern California trainer Steven Miyadi has drawn a sixth complaint from the California Horse Racing Board for alleged violations of new rules regarding the use of the synthetic anabolic steroid stanozolol that became official after Aug. 1.

  • Trainer John Sadler

    Steroid Complaints Filed Against Sadler

    Four complaints have been filed against trainer John Sadler by the California Horse Racing Board, alleging that horses in his care ran with excessive amounts of the synthetic anabolic steroid stanozolol in their systems during the month of August at Del Mar, where Sadler was the leading trainer.

  • Hollywood, Horsemen Squabble Over ADW

    With horsemen and Hollywood Park unable to come to agreement on revenue splits from account wagering sources for the upcoming autumn meet at the Inglewood track, the California Horse Racing Board agreed to conduct a special hearing to settle the impasse.

  • Calif. No-Claim Rule Going Into Effect

    A California rule that gives owners the option of protecting a horse that has been out of action for at least 180 days from being claimed away goes into effect on Sept. 20.

  • Trainer Mitchell Faces Procaine Hearing

    Trainer Mike Mitchell has an Oct. 11 hearing with stewards at Santa Anita Park on a complaint filed against him by the California Horse Racing Board charging medication violations for the use of procaine on one of his horses.

  • Hearing on Safety Reins Set by CHRB

    Requiring safety reins, a move strongly endorsed by the Jockeys' Guild, will be the subject of a public hearing to be held by the California Horse Racing Board during its regular monthly meeting at Fairplex Park on Sept. 18.

  • CHRB Steps Up Steroid Rule Enforcement

    The California Horse Racing Board announced it is stepping up enforcement of its medication rules with increased pre-race and out-of-competition testing and by prohibiting horses from running for 30 days after they've been administered anabolic steroids,effective Aug. 22.

  • John Sadler

    Sadler Plans Response to CHRB Shakedown

    While he's withholding comment, leading trainer John Sadler says that he and his attorney have discussed a shakedown of his Del Mar stable by California Horse Racing Board investigators Aug. 18 and they will respond soon.

  • Santa Anita Track Nearly Ready to Test

    With the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita less than 10 weeks away, track president Ron Charles told the California Horse Racing Board that its new synthetic racing surface is nearly ready for the acid test.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    Aurebach's Karma with CARMA

    Look in the winner's circle after any offspring of Unusual Heat wins a race and you'll likely see a petite, brown-haired woman hugging the jockey, high-fiving the trainer, or congratulating the owner.

  • Mullins in Hot Water With TCO2 Complaint

    Trainer Jeff Mullins, already on probation following a 20-day suspension for a Class 2 medication violation earlier this year, could face an additional 70 days after being accused in a second California Horse Racing board complaint.

  • Stricter Calif. Steriod Penalties OK'd

    Stronger penalties in California for the four most commonly used anabolic steroids in horse racing will be enforced starting Sept. 4 after the state's Office of Administrative Law gave its final approval to the regulatory amendment reclassifying the drugs.

  • California Begins Ban on Steroids

    Effective Aug. 1, the California Horse Racing Board will strictly enforce all regulations concerning anabolic steroids and will no longer issue "unofficial notices" when the test samples reveal unauthorized levels of anabolic steroids.

  • CHRB OKs Stricter Penalties for Steroids

    A steroid-free Breeders' Cup took another step forward when the California Horse Racing Board reclassified the four most common anabolic steroids, effectively outlawing the substances for horses in training in the state.

  • Bo Derek, David Israel Appointed to CHRB

    The California Horse Racing Board took a Hollywood twist July 15 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of well-known actress Bo Derek and veteran television producer and writer David Israel as commissioners.

  • Autrey Serving California Guanabenz Ban

    Trainer Cody Autrey is serving a seven-day suspension and has agreed to a $12,500 fine after two horses in his care were found to have competed with guanabenz in their systems during last summer's Del Mar meet.

  • Tote Company Settles Quick Pick Fiasco

    Tote company Scientific Games has agreed to make a voluntary payment of $150,000 to charities benefiting horseracing causes and pay the costs of a California Horse Racing Board investigation into the quick pick wagering fiasco uncovered following this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I).

  • Hollywood Park will race at least through the spring/summer meet of 2009.

    Hollywood to Race in 2009, CHRB Assured

    Hollywood Park plans to race for at least one more year, the California Horse Racing Board was told June 27, while the racing industry in Southern California has "coalesced" around Fairplex Park as the region's eventual replacement for the Inglewood track.

  • CHRB Seeks Comments on Steroids Rules

    The California Horse Racing Board will vote in July on regulatory changes that would result in stricter penalties for anabolic steroids violations, and is soliciting public comment prior to a July 17 hearing at Del Mar.

  • CHRB Eyes Provisional License for Riders

    A proposal to create a new license classification for provisional exercise riders is under consideration by the California Horse Racing Board, which is soliciting comments from the public prior to a July 17 public hearing at Del Mar. Written comments, pro or con, must be received by July 14.

  • John Amerman

    Amerman Resigns CHRB Seat

    John Amerman announced Wednesday, May 28, that he has resigned from the California Horse Racing Board due to a family decision to live a substantial portion of the year outside of California, which will prevent him from fulfilling his obligations as a racing commissioner.

  • CHRB: Trainers Should Stop Steroids Now

    If your horse is being treated with anabolic steroids and you plan to race in California, the time to stop administering them is now. That's the word from Richard Shapiro, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, and Dr. Rick Arthur, the agency's equine medical director.

  • CHRB Objects to Penalty in Vienna Case

    Trainer Cristopher Vienna was fined $1,000 by an administrative law judge for using a Class 2 prohibited drug substance on a horse in 2005. The case stemmed from a positive involving the tranquilizer fluphenazine and the ruling went into effect May 24.

  • CHRB Waiting on Answers from Tote Co.

    The executive director of the California Horse Racing Board said it was he--and not board chairman Richard Shapiro--who possessed information that tote company Scientific Games had prior knowledge of a computer software glitch that affected "quick-pick" wagers before it was discovered after the running of the Kentucky Derby May 3.

  • CHRB chairman Richard Shapiro

    California Quick-Pick Inquiry Widens

    In its ongoing investigation of an apparent software glitch that affected "quick-pick" wagers, the California Horse Racing Board is looking into a charge made by its chairman that the New York-based tote company Scientific Games knew of the problem in February and did not report it to the agency or anyone else.

  • Northern CA Facility Plan Put on Hold

    A request for an additional 1% takeout hike to help pay for facility improvements at Alameda County Fair, the heir apparent to the closing Bay Meadows, hit a wall of opposition before the California Horse Racing Board May 20.

  • CHRB Probes Derby Quick Pick Superfecta

    An irregularity discovered in "quick pick" superfectas that were wagered on the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in Northern California is being investigated by the California Horse Racing Board, the agency's executive director said May 17.

  • CHRB Issues Steroid Advisory

    The California Horse Racing Board has issued an advisory to explain the changing regulatory scheme of anabolic steroids.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Gets Fine, 3-Year Probation

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela was fined $1,595 and sentenced to three years' probation after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence during a pre-trial hearing May 6 in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

  • Dan Hendricks

    Hendricks Fined in Acepromazine Case

    Santa Anita stewards fined trainer Dan Hendricks $3,000 while staying a 30-day suspension as a result of a medication violation for acepromazine. Beau Greeley faces a California Horse Racing Board complaint as well.

  • Hollywood Park could close after the 2008 Fall Meet.

    Plans Aired for Hollywood, Bay Meadows

    With the hour glass emptying on Bay Meadows and perhaps Hollywood Park as well, the California Horse Racing Board heard from industry representatives working on contingency plans for the future of Thoroughbred racing in the state without two of its major tracks.

  • Sherman Gets 10-Day Ban for Milkshakes

    Trainer Art Sherman is serving a 10-day suspension and he was fined $7,500 as part of a stipulated agreement with the California Horse Racing Board after two horses in his care were found to have raced with an excessive amount of total carbon dioxide in their systems.

  • Koriner Gets 5-Day Ban in Procaine Case

    Trainer Brian Koriner was fined $5,000 and will serve a five-day suspension beginning April 14 as part of a stipulated agreement with the California Horse Racing Board after a horse in his care exceeded the allowable threshold for the local anesthetic procaine following a race at Hollywood Park nearly a year ago.

  • Auerbach Chairs Horse Retirement Fund

    Owner and breeder Madeline Auerbach has been named chairman of the 12-member board of directors overseeing a newly established charity fund to care for retired Thoroughbreds, the California Retirement Management Account.

  • The California Senate the appointments of John Harris (pictured) and Jesse Choper to the California Horse Racing Board.

    CHRB's Harris, Choper Approved by Senate

    The California Senate confirmed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's appointments of John Harris and Jesse Choper to the California Horse Racing Board on April 2.

  • CHRB Adopts Medication Penalties

    Medication violations in California will be subject to stricter penalties under guidelines approved by the state's racing board.

  • No-Claim Option OK'd for Calif. Owners

    Owners in California will have the option of "claim-proofing" a horse that has been on the shelf for at least 180 days for one start under a proposal advanced by the state's horse racing board March 27.

  • CHRB to Pay Owner and Turn Over Reports

    The California Horse Racing Board has agreed to pay owner Jerry Jamgotchian $19,440 in attorney fees and costs, as well as turn over necropsy submission forms for horses that died on California racetracks in 2006 and part of 2007, following an order by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

  • California Adopts Steroid Testing Levels

    The California Horse Racing Board took a major step towards banning supplemental anabolic steroids with the adoption of testing levels for four major substances during its meeting Feb. 28 in Arcadia.

  • CHRB Names New Executive Director

    Kirk Breed, a horse racing lobbyist in Sacramento for the past 18 years, has been named executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, it was announced Feb. 25.

  • CHRB members John Andreini, left, Jerry Moss, John Amerman, Chairman Richard Shapiro and John Harris listen to commentary during the meeting.

    Santa Anita to Replace Surface

    Experts from all avenues of the racing industry presented statistics and opinions on synthetic surfaces and Santa Anita track president Ron Charles said the track will replace its Cushion Track as a six-hour special meeting called by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) concluded Feb. 20.

  • CHRB Names 45 Forum Participants

    There are 45 experts confirmed as panelists for a special California Horse Racing Board forum to discuss synthetic track surfaces Feb. 20 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Commentary: The Right Move

    <i>By Bill Casner</i> - "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" -- No one understands this better than Mr. Richard Shapiro and his fellow California Horse Racing Board members in the wake of the problems with Cushion Track at Santa Anita.

  • Jerry Moss

    Jerry Moss Reappointed to CHRB

    Jerry Moss, a prominent breeder and owner, has been reappointed to the California Horse Racing Board, it was announced by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office Feb. 7.