Keyword: Ingrid Fermin

  • Jeff Mullins

    Judge Rules for Mullins in Case Against CHRB

    A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of trainer Jeff Mullins in his case against the California Horse Racing Board, setting aside a 70-day suspension of his license he had been ordered to serve last year.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins to Fight 70-Day Ban to 'Bitter End'

    Ordered last month to begin a 70-day suspension June 1 for a medication probation violation dating back to a 2006 case, trainer Jeff Mullins says he'll fight the California Horse Racing Board all the way.

  • CHRB Whistle Blower Sues Agency

    A former director of the California Horse Racing Board's information management services filed a lawsuit against the agency for emotional and physical distress as the result of retaliation for his whistle-blowing activities.

  • CHRB to Pay Former Steward Pam Berg $400,000

    The California Horse Racing Board must pay former steward Pamela Berg $400,000 in an out-of-court settlement of a 2009 lawsuit she filed against the agency alleging discrimination and harassment based on age and gender.

  • CHRB, Jamgotchian Settle Longstanding Lawsuit

    The California Horse Racing Board and horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian have settled a lawsuit over a race in 2005 at Del Mar in which Jamgotchian alleged a steward forced him to run a horse against his will.

  • Fermin Appointment as Steward Backed by CHRB

    Ingrid Fermin, the former executive director of the California Horse Racing Board who was appointed to be a steward at the current Del Mar meet, gained the commission's backing July 23 in a dispute with several horsemen opposed to her selection.

  • CHRB to Examine Fermin's Del Mar Role

    The California Horse Racing Board plans to meet in closed session prior to its general meeting July 23 to consider complaints and appeals that have been filed against the board challenging Ingrid Fermin's appointment as a steward at Del Mar this season.

  • 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 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.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela's License Revoked

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's conditional racing license was terminated by the California Horse Racing Board Dec. 28 for violating terms of his agreement regarding the consumption or possession of alcohol.

  • CHRB Executive Director Post Opens

    The California Horse Racing Board is accepting applications for the position of executive director. The deadline is Dec. 21, 2007.

  • Ingrid Fermin

    CHRB's Ingrid Fermin Resigns

    Ingrid Fermin, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, has submitted her resignation effective Jan. 7, 2008, the date of her third-year anniversary as chief executive for the agency that regulates horse racing in the state.

  • CHRB Funding Pulled by Senate Committee

    The California Senate budget review committee said it would remove funding for the California Horse Racing Board unless the regulatory agency addresses problems and improves communication.

  • CHRB to Webcast March 22 Meeting

    The California Horse Racing Board will webcast its March 22 meeting at Bay Meadows and will consider continuing the experiment at subsequent monthly meetings.

  • Headley Claim to be Probed; Fermin Recuses Self

    The executive director of the California Horse Racing Board removed herself from a decision-making role after Santa Anita Park stewards initiated an investigation of the claim of a horse trained by Bruce Headley by his son, Gus Headley, on Dec. 28.

  • Finance Manager Gets CHRB Director's Post

    Richard "Bon" Smith, a certified financial manager who served as chief of audits with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, has been named assistant executive director of the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Owner Levels Conflict Charge at Calif. Steward

    Disgruntled horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian, whose colt Past Tender was disqualified from victory in a July 28 race at Del Mar, has filed a conflict of interest complaint against one of the stewards involved and also protested the decision to the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Report Finds No Cover-up in Intercontinental Case

    There was no cover-up of the late administration of the anti-bleeding medication Salix to Intercontinental prior to her win in the Palomar Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar last summer, according to the steward who was appointed by the California Horse Racing Board to conduct a review of the case.

  • Ex-Associate Steward Contradicts Fermin in Intercontinental Case

    In a March 15 declaration given under penalty of perjury, a former California associate steward stated the director of Del Mar security said he forwarded information about the mare Intercontinental getting a late Salix shot to the board of stewards, California Horse Racing Board investigators, and CHRB executive director Ingrid Fermin well before the running of the Palomar Handicap (gr. II) last Sept. 3.

  • CHRB Medication Committee to Review Intercontinental Incident

    The California Horse Racing Board's medication committee plans to review the events surrounding the fining of a veterinarian who falsified a report on when she gave the champion mare Intercontinental a Salix shot prior to a stakes race at Del Mar in September, the agency's executive director said Feb. 25.

  • CHRB Seeks Reality Check on Jockey Weight

    How much weight does a horse actually carry in a race? No matter what the program says, nobody seems to know for sure. The California Horse Racing Board hopes an ad hoc committee can help revamp pre-race weigh-in practices.

  • Fermin Says Horse Monitoring Biggest Focus

    The California Horse Racing Board is focusing on increased monitoring of horses shipping in and out of barn areas, executive director Ingrid Fermin told the board's ad hoc security committee during its meeting at Del Mar Aug. 19.

  • CHRB Adds Digital Fingerprinting to License Process

    The California Horse Racing Board has introduced fingerprint scanning technology to its permit process to quickly identify those applicants who are disqualified from obtaining licenses and prevent them from participating in horseracing.

  • Stewards' Contracts Not Renewed by CHRB

    A decision announced this week to not renew the contracts of three of California's most senior stewards is part of changes being made to improve racing in the state, according to the executive director of the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Guild Not at Fault in California Rider Claims

    The embattled Jockeys' Guild was not at fault in the handling of California rider medical insurance claims that were reportedly unpaid or sent to a collection agency, the executive director of the state's horse racing board said in a statement released May 24.

  • Attorney Challenges Fermin Deposition

    A lawyer for prominent racehorse owner and breeder Martin Wygod wants to question the executive director of the California Horse Racing Board May 10 in connection with the flawed Sweet Catomine investigation. But an attorney for the plaintiff in the pending civil case against Wygod said Thursday that he'll go to court the day before to stop the deposition going forward.

  • Won't Get Fooled Again

    <i>By Lenny Shulman</i> - In its first big test under the new, open, responsive management of executive director Ingrid Fermin, the California Horse Racing Board proved itself quite capable of continuing the Keystone Kops routine perfected by the regime of former executive director Roy Wood.

  • CHRB Withdraws Canani, Mullins Complaints

    Complaints against trainers Julio Canani and Jeff Mullins were withdrawn Wednesday by the California Horse Racing Board after it was advised that evidence failed to support the charges in either case.

  • Owner Martin Wygod cleared by CHRB.

    CHRB Complaint Against Wygod Dismissed

    A complaint filed against owner Martin Wygod by the California Horse Racing Board was dismissed Saturday by Hollywood Park stewards, who concluded Wygod had not violated racing rules with his conduct and comments regarding his champion filly, Sweet Catomine.

  • Frank Monteleone

    Trainer Frank Monteleone Settles Fraud Case

    California trainer Frank Monteleone has reached settlement with two clients that a district judge in Nevada found Monteleone had defrauded in the purchase and training of two European horses. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela, can resume riding Saturday.

    Valenzuela Licensed to Resume Riding

    Embattled jockey Patrick Valenzuela received his California riding license and is expected to be back in the saddle for the first time since last July on Jan. 15. Valenzuela, 42, received a conditional license (Jan. 13-Dec. 31) after he and his attorney, Neil Papiano, met Jan. 12 with Santa Anita Park stewards.

  • Fermin Jumps Into First Day as CHRB Chief

    Ingrid Fermin's first day as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board on Friday was an eventful one. Not only did the former steward have the Patrick Valenzuela controversy to deal with, but the e-mails and telephone calls went well into the night.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela's Suspension Overturned by CHRB

    The California Horse Racing Board Friday cleared the way for jockey Pat Valenzuela to regain his riding license when it voted to adopt the ruling of an administrative law judge that overruled a board of stewards' suspension of the rider.

  • CHRB: Jockey Pat Valenzuela to serve out suspension.

    Valenzuela's Suspension Upheld by Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's suspension for the remainder of 2004 was upheld Friday by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board of Stewards, which recommended that the California Horse Racing Board deny any future license applications from the rider.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela, had informal meeting with stewards Wednesday.

    Valenzuela Meets With Santa Anita Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela met informally with Santa Anita stewards Pete Pedersen, Tom Ward and Ingrid Fermin Wednesday morning, nearly three weeks after the 41-year-old rider was suspended Jan. 23 for failing to fulfill the provisions of his conditional license.

  • Jockey Patrick Valenzuela caps off spectacular year with suspension.

    Valenzuela Suspended Pending CHRB Probe

    Santa Anita stewards have suspended Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's conditional jockey license for an indefinite period of time and his case has been referred to the California Horse Racing Board for further investigation.

  • Spawr Fined in Albuterol Cases

    Trainer Bill Spawr was fined $8,500 by track stewards for two post-race urine tests that revealed Albuterol in the systems of two horses who won races while in his care last year.