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  • Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Van Nuys) admires the Woodlawn Vase with Steve and Carolyn Coburn.

    Chrome Gets Hero's Salute at State Capitol

    California's State Capitol went all Chrome on Thursday, Aug. 14 as proud legislators paid tribute to the state's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner.

  • Lucky Primo won the 2012 California Cup Classic.

    Cal Cup, Sunshine Millions to Combine in 2014

    A time of year when tracks across the country are featuring their state-bred stars, California Cup, a fixture on the fall racing calendar at Santa Anita since it was established in 1990, will not be contested this season

  • Santa Anita

    CTBA to Work With Santa Anita to Keep Cal Cup

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association plans to work with Santa Anita Park and the state's horsemen to ensure that the California Cup program continues this year, the organization's general manager said.

  • Keith Brackpool

    Brackpool Featured Speaker at CTBA Seminar

    Keith Brackpool, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, will be the featured speaker at the Harris Ranch Seminar, which returns this year from a one-year hiatus with the theme, "Marketing the Thoroughbred."

  • Cal Cup Moved Before Breeders' Cup

    Due to the fact the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) confirmed that the 29th California Cup has been moved up nearly a month, to be held Oct. 5, 2008.

  • 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.

  • California Sale Hits Sophomore Slump

    It was a case of the sophomore slumps for the second California October yearling sale. The average increased, but the Oct. 3 sale saw declines in number sold, gross, and median.

  • California October Yearling Sale Looks to Build on Opening Year Success

    Last year's inaugural California October yearling sale, co-sponsored by Barretts Equine Limited and the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, concluded with solid across the board results. And the two entities hope to build on last year's success for even stronger results during the 2006 edition Oct. 3 at Barretts Fairplex Park facility.

  • Sunshine Millions Attracts 144 Pre-Entries

    The Sunshine Millions, matching California-breds against Florida-breds, will be renewed Saturday, Jan. 29 with eight races worth a combined $3.6 million.

  • CTBA, Barretts to Conduct Yearling Sale Together

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Barretts Equine will combine their respective annual yearling sales in a one-day event to be held Oct. 4 at Barretts' Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California.

  • CTBA Del Mar Yearling Sale Seeks Rebound

    Hoping to rebound from disappointing numbers a year ago, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will unveil its 2004 yearling sale at Del Mar Racetrack Monday, August 16 at 7 p.m.

  • CTBA's Yearling Sale to Return to Del Mar Racetrack

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale will return to the Del Mar racetrack this year for the first time since 1995. The one-night auction is scheduled for Monday, August 16, when it will kick off Pacific Classic Week.

  • Sunshine Millions Draw 145 Pre-Entries

    Seventy-nine stakes winners, including 56 horses who have won graded events, are among the 145 runners pre-entered Thursday in the inaugural $3.6 million Sunshine Millions at Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.

  • $250,000 Unbridled's Song Filly Tops Opening Session of CTBA Sale

    Gross receipts and average price were down for the first of two nights of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale on Sunday, but the median increased marginally and the session boasted the highest-priced yearling sold by the CTBA in more than a decade.

  • CTBA Looks to Continue Positive Momentum

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association believes 2001 was a strong year for the California-bred program, with increases in the foal crop and number of mares bred. But officials with the organization indicated the status quo will not do for this year or subsequent years.

  • Del Mar Sale Sets Record Average

    The annual Del Mar yearling sale set a record average price of $43,663 this week. The two-day sale at the Del Mar HorsePark sold 104 horses for a total $4,541,000. Monday's session was responsible for elevating the average price. Seven horses sold for $100,000 or more compared to five during last year's entire sale. Tuesday session was weaker overall, but still an improvement over last year's second session.

  • CTBA Looks to Legislation, Industry Improvements

    Drive-through windows at simulcasting facilities and wagering from home are just some of the ideas on the table of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. In addition, the CTBA hopes racing-related legislation passes this year.