Keyword: Chris McCarron

  • Retired jockey and current Magna executive Chris McCarron.

    McCarron: Plenty of Lost Sleep Over Guild

    Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron said he has "lost a tremendous amount of sleep" over the ongoing Jockeys' Guild conflict but is hopeful it will be resolved to the benefit of riders and the racing industry at large.

  • Writer Deford Takes TV Documentary to Pimlico

    Frank Deford, one of the most honored sportswriters in the country, was at Pimlico Race Course Wednesday, shooting part of an ESPN documentary about the Baltimore native's life and work.

  • Chris McCarron will assume modified role on Santa Anita management team.

    McCarron to Step Down as Santa Anita's G.M.

    Eighteen months after his appointment, Chris McCarron will step down as general manager of Santa Anita Park. He will remain in a management role as vice president of industry relations for parent company Magna Entertainment Corp.

  • Santa Anita general manager Chris McCarron

    McCarron Supports Race-Day Detention Plan

    Two race-day detention barns could be in place in time for the opening of Santa Anita's winter/spring meeting Dec. 26, track general manager Chris McCarron told an ad hoc security meeting of racing officials Sept. 2 at Del Mar.

  • CHRB Urged to Wait on Jockey Weight Standards

    The California Horse Racing Board should hold off on changing the jockey scale of weights until a national effort can institute uniform standards across the country, racing representatives told the board during its meeting July 22 at the Del Mar simulcast facilty.

  • CHRB Agrees to Tackle Weight Issue

    The California Horse Racing Board is ready to tackle a weighty issue: the scale. After hearing testimony from the Jockeys' Guild, CHRB chairman John Harris directed staff to develop a proposal to increase the minimum weight for riders and set healthier standards.

  • Santa Anita Hits High Definition Picture

    The March 6 Santa Anita Handicap highlighted the first of six two-hour presentations of horse racing from Santa Anita Park on HDNet, a television network dedicated to the high definition format.

  • McCarron Receives Broadcasters' Award

    Santa Anita vice president and general manager Chris McCarron received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters at their 13th annual awards banquet Monday at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank.

  • McCarron Receives Broadcasters' Award

    Santa Anita vice president and general manager Chris McCarron received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters at their 13th annual awards banquet Monday at Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank.

  • Santa Anita general manager Chris McCarron, reported downturn in off-track handle.

    Santa Anita Cuts Purses Across the Board

    Santa Anita has announced an across-the-board decrease in purse levels beginning Jan. 31 as a result of declines in off-track and out-of-state handle during the one month-old meeting.

  • Fans Get Chance to Offer Views at Santa Anita

    Fans who attend the races at Santa Anita Park can now have their thoughts and ideas, as well as complaints and suggestions, heard by members of the racetrack's management team thanks to a new "Fan's Feedback Forum" held every Sunday at noon in the track's East Paddock Gardens immediately following handicapping seminars.

  • McCarron to Meet with Santa Anita Patrons

    Starting this Sunday and continuing every Sunday throughout Santa Anita's winter/spring meeting, fans are invited to join the track's vice president and general manager, Chris McCarron, and other members of track management, in the East Paddock Gardens for a "Fans' Feedback Forum."

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Close to 2003 Southern Cal Sweep

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela enters the closing weekend of the Hollywood Park Autumn Meet with added motivation. A riding crown at the 30-day session that concludes Sunday would give Valenzuela a rare sweep of the five major meets on the Southern California circuit in the same year.

  • Corey Black, working out Breeders' Cup contender Storming Home.

    TVG's Corey Black Elated in His Many Roles

    Former jockey Corey Black wears several hats these days. He's a high-profile and well-liked racing expert on TVG. He leads the Seabiscuit backstretch tours several days a week at Santa Anita. And he's the work rider for the sometimes-troubled John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Storming Home.

  • Larry King

    'Larry King Live' to Focus on Breeders' Cup

    Merv Griffin, Gary Stevens and Chris McCarron will appear on "Larry King Live╦ť Saturday at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on CNN to discuss horseracing and the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • A floral wreath is placed beside a bust of Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker at Santa Anita Park.

    Racing Figures Remember Shoemaker

    Racing mourned the passing of legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker, who died in his sleep Sunday morning at his home in San Marino, Calif., at the age of 72.

  • Santa Anita Introduces "Seabiscuit" Tours

    Santa Anita Park will offer free, guided tram tours of areas of the famed racetrack associated with the legendary horse Seabiscuit. The tours will begin Saturday, July 26, the day after the Universal motion picture <i>Seabiscuit</i> opens nationwide.

  • McCarron Searching for Key to Success

    Since assuming his duties as vice president and general manager of Santa Anita Park on March 31, 48-year-old Chris McCarron has diligently made the rounds while setting priorities designed to enhance Santa Anita's position as one of the world's most respected racing venues.

  • Peers Pay Tribute to Eddie Delahoussaye

    Backstretch peers at Santa Anita expressed praise for the man known as "Eddie D" Wednesday, two days after the 51-year-old Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye announced his retirement from racing.

  • NTRA 'Moment of the Year' Voting Begins

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Web site, www.ntra.com, for the fourth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year."

  • Here and There

    Oak Tree to honor McCarron...Belmont guarantees $500,000 Pick 4 on Sept. 28...Sam Houston prepares to open for training and offers fans a chance to win a trip to the Breeders' Cup with its marathon handicapping contest...Johnny Rivers headlines Shoemaker Dinner.

  • Day Poised to Top McCarron's Earnings Mark

    Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day enters Thursday's action just $131,031 behind the recently retired Chris McCarron on horse racing's list of all-time leading jockeys by purse earnings.

  • Smith Replaces McCarron on Came Home in Swaps

    Trainer Paco Gonzalez Thursday expressed confidence that Came Home would live up to his expected favoritism in the $500,000 Swaps Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles Sunday.

  • McCarron to Sign Memorabilia at Hollywood July 6

    Recently retired Hall of Fame rider Chris McCarron will be signing memorabilia at Hollywood Park on July 6 as part of a "Jockeys Across America" fundraiser for the Don McBeth Memorial Jockey Fund.

  • McCarron Bids Farewell in Hollywood Ceremony

    With jockeys, owners, and trainers surrounding him, an emotional Chris McCarron bid goodbye to the racing world about an hour before his last ride aboard Came Home in the Affirmed Handicap.

  • McCarron and Came Home Easy Favorites in Affirmed Handicap

    Chris McCarron, whose mounts have earned more money than any jockey in history, seems destined to expand that figure on Sunday when he takes his last ride on Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) champion Came Home in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III).

  • Quidnaskra Takes Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico

    Quidnaskra tracked a slow early pace, pulled away on the second turn, and prevailed by three-quarters of a length to capture the $125,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Preakness undercard.

  • McCarron Attempts Sixth Straight Hawthorne Win Saturday

    Jockey Chris McCarron will attempt to win the $100,000 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) for a sixth consecutive renewal on Saturday at Hollywood Park. McCarron will guide co-favored Ask Me No Secrets in the 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares.

  • Denon Heads San Luis Rey Field

    Denon, who will try to deliver yet another graded stakes win to conditioner Bobby Frankel, will carry highweight of 118 into Saturday's running of the $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.