Keyword: John Harris

  • Lakerville to Harris Farms for 2015

    Lakerville, a son of six-time California leading sire and all-time California-bred progeny earnings leader Unusual Heat, will stand at John C. Harris' Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif, for the 2015 season.

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    California Chrome Taking it Easy at Los Al

    No news is good news for California Chrome, who is healing up at trainer Art Sherman's Los Alamitos Race Course barn following a courageous Triple Crown bid that ended with a defeat June 7 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    California Chrome Was Flashy From the Start

    From the time he was a foal at Harris Farms in California's Central Valley, California Chrome made sure people noticed him. With his flashy markings, the chestnut colt was easy to spot, but he seemed to seek out attention.

  • John C. Harris

    Harris, Lear, Polk New Jockey Club Stewards

    John C. Harris, William M. Lear Jr., and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of James C. Brady, William S. Farish, and Richard T. Santulli.

  • Gaines Handed 30-Day Ban in Testosterone Case

    Trainer Carla Gaines has until Aug. 1 to appeal a 30-day suspension and $2,500 fine adopted by the California Horse Racing Board as a result of two of her 2012 starters testing in excess of accepted levels of testosterone.

  • Trainer Gaines Named in Two CHRB Complaints

    Trainer Carla Gaines is the subject of two complaints from the California Horse Racing Board alleging that two fillies in her care both tested positive for levels of testosterone in excess of the authorized amount.

  • John Harris

    John Harris to Receive 2012 Pincay Award

    California horse owner and breeder John Harris will be presented the ninth annual Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award during the Hollywood Gold Cup program July 7 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Harris Warns of Terror Danger After Arson Hit

    California Thoroughbred owner and breeder John Harris, whose cattle farm trucking center was attacked by animal rights activists Jan. 8, warns that the group responsible could also pose a threat to horse operations.

  • CHRB OKs Lower Bute Level, Claiming Rule

    A reduction in the allowable level of the common pain reliever phenylbutazone in post-race tests was approved on a split vote by the California Horse Racing Board July 21 over the objections of horsemen.

  • Richard Mandella was present at the meeting.

    California Racing Execs Address Online Gaming

    As California eyes potential revenue from Internet gaming, horse racing executives made it clear to a state senate committee in Sacramento July 12 they want to be part of any legislation that may result.

  • CHRB Takes Action On Equine Safety Measures

    The California Horse Racing Board took a swing at a number of equine safety measures during its April 28 meeting at Hollywood Park, including another try at a rule to void a claim of a horse that suffers a fatality.

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    Unzip Me Buttons Up Monrovia Hillside Rivals

    When it comes to Santa Anita's hillside turf course, it seems there is no getting by Unzip Me, who turned back a couple of challengers in the lane to win the $100,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIIT) under threatening skies Jan. 2.

  • 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."

  • Oak Tree to Remain at Santa Anita in 2010

    The Oak Tree Racing Association will be allowed to use Santa Anita Park for its autumn racing meeting after Frank Stronach relented at the conclusion of a long California Horse Racing Board meeting June 22 at Hollywood Park.

  • Northern California Fair Dates Resolved

    The California Horse Racing Board finally gave approval to a Northern California fair racing dates program for 2010 during its meeting at Santa Anita Park Jan. 15, though not everyone was happy with the much-delayed action.

  • Brackpool Replaces Harris as CHRB Chairman

    John Harris, a member of the California Horse Racing Board since 2000, announced he is ending his second stint as the board's chairman and will be leaving the regulatory agency in the next couple of months.

  • Board Backtracks on Calif. Claim Rule Change

    Backtracking on a rule amendment that one observer said "would fundamentally change the claiming game," the California Horse Racing Board tabled a proposal that would have voided a claim if the horse that was bought, due to injury or distress, was unable to return to the designated unsaddling area after the finish of the race.

  • CHRB Wrestles With Changes to Fair Circuit

    Racing at California fairs, long supported as one of the best ways to attract new fans for the sport, is losing out to economic considerations while industry representatives fight to remain viable in the northern half of the state.

  • CHRB Allocates Most Race Dates for 2010

    Race dates for 2010 were approved for California by the state's horse racing board at its meeting Oct. 15, although the panel opted to wait until next month before giving authorization to the Northern California fair circuit, which requested more time to sort out details.

  • Joey Franco Sires First Winner

    Grade I winner Joey Franco came up with his first winner when his daughter Warm Hands won June 14 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Scientific Games Still Reviewing Calif. Error

    Scientific Games Racing has not determined the cause of a system glitch that caused its "stop betting" order on the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park May 16 to go unheeded at 33 off-track wagering locations, a company representative told the California Horse Racing Board.

  • CHRB OKs Further Cuts in Hollywood Dates

    In a sign of how the tightening economy has affected tracks in the state, the California Horse Racing Board acquiesced to a request from Hollywood Park to eliminate the final five Wednesdays of the current spring/summer meet, which runs through July 19.

  • CHRB Seeks Explanation of Past Posting Error

    The California Horse Racing Board is investigating the cause of a wagering glitch during the running of the Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) May 16 at Hollywood Park in which betting at 33 simulcast spots did not close until after the race was completed.

  • Hollywood Park

    Last Year for Hollywood? Not So Fast

    Historic Hollywood Park, under the eminent threat of redevelopment, opens for its 70th and possibly final spring/summer racing season on April 22. Some say now is not the time.

  • Lucky J. H.

    Grade III Winner Lucky J.H. Retired

    Lucky J.H., a graded stakes winner of 8 of 20 starts, with earnings of $632,065, has been retired to the place of his birth, his owner/breeder John Harris's Harris Farm near Coalinga, Calif.

  • CHRB In Pickle Over Claiming Lawsuit

    Hoping to avert what one racing secretary called "open season" on the horse population in the state, the California Horse Racing Board took the unusual step of contacting a litigant who has put the board in a tenuous situation over a claiming rule.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park to Race Through 2009

    The California Horse Racing Board got a bit of good news March 19 when the president of Hollywood Park assured commissioners that it would run its 2009 fall/winter meet as planned. The board also received an update on bankruptcy developments from Magna Entertainment Corp.

  • Magna Rep Gives Assurances to CHRB

    A representative from the Magna Entertainment Corp. assured the California Horse Racing Board March 6 that the company "is not going out of business" in spite of its bankruptcy petition and that horsemen purse accounts and customer winnings will be paid on an ongoing basis.

  • Richard Shapiro.

    Shapiro Reflects on CHRB Tenure, Racing

    As a member of the California Horse Racing Board for four years, Richard Shapiro could hardly be described as a weak bystander in overseeing the sport. But Shapiro said he was "becoming increasingly frustrated by the governmental and bureaucratic limitations imposed by being on the board."

  • CHRB OKs One-Year ADW License Renewals

    With little discussion, the California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved license renewals for four advance deposit wagering companies doing business in the state for a one-year period.