Keyword: CTT

  • CHRB Discusses Creating Single California Circuit

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee, which normally handles year-to-year disputes between industry stakeholders in the Northern and Southern regions of the state, discussed a wider issue of horse racing's future May 24.

  • Racing on Santa Rosa's turf course

    CHRB Takes Step Toward Resolving NorCal Dates

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region.

  • Golden Gate Fields

    NorCal 2017 Race Dates Remain Unresolved

    Members of the California Horse Racing Board made a commitment to decide the highly contentious Northern California 2017 racing dates dispute at its regular October meeting, but the regulatory agency could not reach a resolution Oct. 20.

  • Golden Gate Fields in Northern California

    Golden Gate, CA Fairs Continue Dates Dispute

    After more than two and a half hours of discussion July 13 during a California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee meeting, a racing schedule for 2017 in both Northern and Southern California remained unresolved.

  • CHRB OKs Reallocation of Fair Dates Despite Objections

    Despite multiple members expressing frustration with the way the process was handled, the California Horse Racing Board approved a reallocation of dates within the Northern California fair circuit April 21 during a meeting at Golden Gate Fields.

  • CHRB, Trainers Argue Over Drug Disclosures

    A California Horse Racing Board Medication and Track Safety Committee meeting was often contentious at Santa Anita Park March 16, when topics regarding drug use and documentation were discussed.

  • CHRB Moves Forward on Third-Party Lasix

    Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16.

  • CTT Pledges Funds for Barn Surveillance

    The California Thoroughbred Trainers Aug. 31 said its leadership unanimously agreed to use $150,000 from reserve funds to facilitate race-day camera surveillance in barn areas at California racetracks.

  • Daily Handle, Attendance Strong at Del Mar

    The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing.

  • Trainer James Cassidy, president of CTT

    California Trainers Discuss Hollywood Options

    California Thoroughbred Trainers officials met with members March 21 to update them on industry discussions for an alternative to Betfair Hollywood Park when it eventually closes for expected development.

  • Racing at Fairplex Park

    CTT Pushing for Consideration of Fairplex

    The president of the California Thoroughbred Trainers wants a more transparent process for selecting the track that will eventually succeed Betfair Hollywood Park and is calling for renewed consideration of Fairplex Park.

  • James Cassidy

    Jim Cassidy Succeeds Sadler as CTT President

    California Thoroughbred Trainers seated three directors and unanimously elected James Cassidy as its new president at its annual transition meeting July 6 held at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Cassidy, Ellis Elected to CTT Board

    Trainers Jim Cassidy and Ron Ellis have been elected and Glory Haley re-elected to the board of California Thoroughbred Trainers. Voting was conducted in June to fill three positions on the nine-member CTT board.

  • Santa Anita race track

    Santa Anita Dirt Track to Undergo Renovation

    Santa Anita's dirt racetrack will be undergoing renovation in the coming months to bring it back to the combination of sand, silt, and clay initially approved when the new dirt surface was installed late last year.

  • TOC Chairman Owens Responds to Critics

    Divisiveness among horsemen's groups in California "seems to me a terrible waste of industry resources," said Jack Owens, chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, during an interview April 2.

  • TOC Not Pursuing Merger With Trainers' Group

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California is not pursuing a merger with the California Thoroughbred Trainers, the chairman of the official owners' organization said following its annual meeting Aug. 21 at Del Mar.

  • CTT Supports Replacing Synthetic Tracks

    Meeting for the first time Jan. 27, the newly-elected board members of the organization representing California trainers announced its support for replacement of the state's synthetic tracks.

  • California Trainers Elect New Board Slate

    A slate of new board members for the California Thoroughbred Trainers is set to take over next week following a special election demanded by members who are unhappy with the state of racing and the organization's direction.

  • 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.

  • John Sadler

    Sadler Unlikely to Return to CTT Post

    Trainer John Sadler says he unlikely to return to his role as board president of the California Thoroughbred Trainers and could be part of a push to form a new organization.

  • 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.

  • Trainers Irked by TOC Board Ballot Snafu

    Six years after a state law was passed extending full rights to horse-owning trainers and their spouses in the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the organization is scrambling to rectify an apparent exclusion sent out as part of the current board of directors election ballot.

  • After the drainage problems with the Santa Anita Cushion Track, the CHRB OKs some or all of Santa Anita's dates to be run at Hollywood Park.

    Surface Switch: Going Hollywood?

    The California Horse Racing Board, meeting in a brief emergency session by teleconference Jan. 8 following Santa Anita's canceled weekend Jan. 5-7, cleared the way for the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of the 2008 winter/spring racing dates to Hollywood Park.

  • Santa Anita Plan Endorsed by Racing Organizations

    California's three major horse racing organizations have endorsed The Shops at Santa Anita, the outdoor, upscale shopping and dining center proposed by Caruso Affiliated at the Arcadia, Calif., track.

  • Hughes, Jackson, Naify Join TOC Board

    B. Wayne Hughes, Jess Jackson, and Marsha Naify are the newest members of the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, the organization announced June 24.

  • Calif. Takeout Bill Could be Signed This Week

    California racing officials are hopeful that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign legislation this week that would increase the takeout on exotic wagers by a half of a percentage point to help offset rising workers' compensation insurance premiums.

  • Trainers Consider Boycott over Workers' Comp

    Southern California Thoroughbred trainers waking up to workers' compensation insurance increases effective July 1 are planning to meet Tuesday at Hollywood Park to consider a possible boycott of the entry box to get the attention of track management and the state legislature.

  • California Workers' Comp Plan Faces Slight Delay

    California horsemen remain on the verge of finalizing a deal for lower workers' compensation insurance rates, but the program is unlikely to launch by the projected Nov. 15 starting date, the head of the state's trainer organization said Nov. 11.

  • Trainer-Representation Bill Clears California Committee

    Trainers in California who own horses will occupy three seats on the board of directors of the organization that represents Thoroughbred owners under an agreement hammered out shortly before a state Senate committee hearing on the issue June 25.

  • Bill Would Let Trainers Join Owners' Organization

    Negotiations that would allow trainers who also own racehorses to join the Thoroughbred Owners of California are in progress. A state Assembly bill authorizing such a membership change is nearing a committee hearing as well.

  • Trainers Organization Issues Warning on California Labor Legislation

    Calling a backstretch unionization bill filed in the state Assembly a "very real threat to the viability of California's entire Thoroughbred racing industry," the California Thoroughbred Trainers organization is urging its members to actively oppose AB 856 as it works its way through the legislative process this year.

  • California Board Discusses Horse Shortage

    With Northern California-based horses being lured to other racing jurisdictions offering higher purses and increased turf racing during the summer, members of the California Horse Racing Board asked racing leaders Friday to outline their efforts to stem the exodus and prevent fields from shrinking to disastrous levels.