Keyword: Chris McCarron

  • Came Home Works Before Track Closed

    Hopeful Stakes winner and San Vicente Stakes probable Came Home worked five furlongs in 1:11.80 at Santa Anita on Wednesday as the track closed for workouts early due to heavy rains.

  • Tiznow, Jay Robbins-trained Horse of the Year and two-time Classic winner who has been retired.

    Trainer Robbins Adjusts to Life Without Tiznow

    He sits back at his desk, staring out the window and into his thoughts. "Right now, we're about as down as we've been in a long time. We don't have much here," the trainer remarks candidly. "Yeah, this is gonna be slow for a while." The stable hands carry out their duties quietly, though activity in a five-horse barn is decidedly minimal. The phone no longer rings off the hook. Reporters, once a constant, now chase stories elsewhere. There are very few hints, in fact, that just weeks ago, this was home to every trainer's dream.

  • CHRB Approves Guidelines For Ads on Jockeys' Attire

    Advertising on jockey attire, owners' silks and track saddle cloths is now legal at California tracks. Although some concerns were raised regarding conflicts that advertising could cause, the California Horse Racing Board gave the change in race regulations unanimous approval Friday, Nov. 30.

  • Mens Exclusive seeks second consecutive Vernon O. Underwood victory.

    Men's Exclusive Seeks Underwood Repeat

    Men's Exclusive has lost his last four starts since winning the Palos Verdes Handicap at Santa Anita in January, but conditioner Wesley Ward is confident the 8-year-old gelding will run big in defense of his crown in the $100,000 Vernon Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at six furlongs Sunday.

  • Hearing in Jockeys' Guild Suit Postponed

    A hearing to determine if five defendants should be dismissed from a lawsuit filed against the Jockeys' Guild by former national manager John Giovanni was postponed Wednesday due to illnesses by attorneys on both sides of the case.

  • Tiznow nosed out Sakhee for his second Breeders' Cup Classic.<br>

    Steve Haskin's Classic Story: All-American Win

    It was happening all over again. America was a heartbeat away from being conquered in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). This time, however, a defeat would have been an ignominious end to the 2001 World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • CHRB Approves Proposed Account Wagering Regs, Elects New Chair

    The California Horse Racing board approved 15 proposed regulations for public notice Friday, setting the stage for account wagering to be in place in January after the proposed regulations pass through the administrative channels. The seven racing commissioners also voted unanimously to elect commissioner Alan Landsburg chairman.

  • Giovanni Sues Jockeys' Guild

    John Giovanni, former head of the Jockeys' Guild, filed a lawsuit Sept. 20 alleging that he was slandered by Guild officers and illegally forced out of his position in June.

  • Frankel Tries With Another Trio at Del Mar

    Last weekend Bobby Frankel won three graded stakes races with three horses. This weekend he'll have three horses in one graded stakes race, the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT). Frankel is to saddle Northern Quest, Super Quercus, and Timboroa in Del Mar's feature Saturday.

  • Tiznow On Target For Return

    Trainer Jay Robbins is ecstatic about Tiznows return to the track in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 8 at Belmont.

  • Jerry Bailey, second Hall of Fame jockey to resign as officer of The Jockeys' Guild.

    Who's Running The Guild?

    Jerry Bailey, Jockeys' Guild president emeritus, is resigning Friday from his positions on the Guild's executive committee and board of directors. He is resigning because he believes a five-member majority of the executive committee acted too hastily in hiring Matrix Capital Associates to manage the Guild.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor in Chief

    Bobbles

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- It's not a very satisfying way to determine the outcome of such an important race, but that's the way the game has always been played.

  • Pat Day, resigned as Jockeys&#39; Guild president.

    Day Resigns As Jockeys' Guild President

    Citing philosophical differences with the organization, jockey Pat Day has resigned as president and as a member of The Jockeys' Guild. "There is a distinct philosophical difference that prohibits me from any longer being a part of the organization," Day told bloodhorse.com Tuesday.

  • Bienamado posted his third grade I win in the Whittingham.

    Bienamado: He's The Man

    There is an air to Bienamado, a cocksure attitude laced with a dash of hubris, that exudes pride. That head held high, those white-rimmed eyes scanning the scene for anything of interest, he swaggers around like he owns the joint. If body language means anything, Bienamado knows he's the man.

  • McCarron Goes

    Chris McCarron rode his first winner at old Bowie Race Course in 1974, and on Saturday, he'll have a chance to ride the 7,000th winner of his career in Maryland during the "Spring Challenge" at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Hollywood Turf Cup winner Bienamado tops the field for the San Juan Capistrano.

    Bienamado Highweighted for San Juan Capistrano

    The focus this weekend may primarily be on 3-year-olds, with the Wood Memorial in New York, Blue Grass Stakes in Kentucky, and Arkansas Derby all on tap, but other horses should not be forgotten. In California, Bienamado heads the lineup in Santa Anita's grade I San Juan Capistrano.

  • McCarron Joins Youbet.com Board

    Jockey Chris McCarron has joined the Youbet.com board of directors. McCarron has been a company spokesman since 1996. He replaces Charles D. Peebler Jr., who has stepped down.

  • Riboletta Earns Fourth Straight Win

    Aaron and Marie Jones' Riboletta won her fourth consecutive race Saturday at Del Mar, reeling in pacesetter Gourmet Girl before pulling away to win the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II).

  • Bienamado Wins Sunset Handicap

    Trudy McCaffery, John Toffan and Robert Sangster's Bienamado reeled in early pacesetter Self Feeder racing into the third turn and drew away through the stretch to win the $250,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths Sunday at Hollywood Park. Deploy Venture finished second, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Single Empire.