Keyword: Kirk Breed

  • Kirk Breed

    Cal Expo Racetrack Named for Kirk Breed

    The racetrack at California Exposition and State Fair has been renamed for the late Kirk Breed, who served as executive director of the state horse racing board and was formerly general manager of the state fair.

  • CHRB Renews Racing Injury Prevention Program

    The California Horse Racing Board April 11 approved an allocation of $2.85 million over the next three years for continuation of its racing injury prevention program with the University of California-Davis.

  • Exchange Wagering Facing Delay in California

    Implementation of exchange wagering in California will be delayed for several months after the state's Office of Administrative Law rejected provisions approved earlier this year by the California Horse Racing Board.

  • California Handle Down Again in 2010-11

    While pari-mutuel handle in California racing continued its free fall during the 2010-11 fiscal year, equine fatalities in the state due to catastrophic racing or training injuries improved during the same period.

  • 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 Targets Injury Detection, Safer Surfaces

    The California Horse Racing Board is planning to expand its well-regarded equine post-mortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.

  • Zazu wins the 2011 Las Virgenes Stakes.

    CHRB's Year-End Report Holds More Grim News

    Pari-mutuel wagering in California declined by $501 million during fiscal year 2009-10, and betting through advance deposit, the only growth area in the state's handle for the past several years, also dipped slightly.

  • CHRB Defers Action on Race Dates, MID Waiver

    The California Horse Racing Board deferred action Sept. 23 on its race dates calendar for 2011 as well as a waiver of state regulations requested by MI Developments to allow it to operate more than one pari-mutuel entity.

  • Calif. OKs Exchange Wagering, Takeout Hike

    California legislation that would redirect perhaps as much as $70 million from winning bets to purses and make the state the first in the nation to approve head-to-head wagering on horse races gained approval Aug. 31.

  • Leonard Foote, Retired CHRB Director, Dies

    Leonard Foote, who served as chief investigator and then executive director of the California Horse Racing Board for a total of 24 years until his retirement in 1990, died July 26 in Reno, Nev., after a long illness.

  • Ahmed Zayat

    California Clears Zayat on Jelinsky Loans

    The California Horse Racing Board has looked into ties between Ahmed Zayat and two convicted bookmakers and determined there is nothing to indicate the prominent horse owner has violated terms of his license in the state.

  • California Racing Gets Some Encouragement

    Struggling as it never has before, the California horse racing industry went to the State Capitol in Sacramento March 4 looking for some answers. And surprisingly, racing seemed to get a warm reception.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • CHRB Suspends Claimed Horse Entry Rule

    The California Horse Racing Board's executive director has issued a directive suspending the rule regarding entry of claimed horses and said the board will consider reinstatement of the rule at its regular meeting Thursday, Mach 19.

  • 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.

  • Calif. Owner Wins Appeal in Slender Suit

    A California appeals court has ruled that a racing steward does not have the right to take preemptive action against an owner who wants to scratch his horse even if the owner's request violates rules governing late withdrawals.

  • CHRB Steps Up Steroid Rule Enforcement

    The California Horse Racing Board announced it is stepping up enforcement of its medication rules with increased pre-race and out-of-competition testing and by prohibiting horses from running for 30 days after they've been administered anabolic steroids,effective Aug. 22.

  • John Sadler

    Sadler Plans Response to CHRB Shakedown

    While he's withholding comment, leading trainer John Sadler says that he and his attorney have discussed a shakedown of his Del Mar stable by California Horse Racing Board investigators Aug. 18 and they will respond soon.

  • Tote Company Settles Quick Pick Fiasco

    Tote company Scientific Games has agreed to make a voluntary payment of $150,000 to charities benefiting horseracing causes and pay the costs of a California Horse Racing Board investigation into the quick pick wagering fiasco uncovered following this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I).

  • CHRB Waiting on Answers from Tote Co.

    The executive director of the California Horse Racing Board said it was he--and not board chairman Richard Shapiro--who possessed information that tote company Scientific Games had prior knowledge of a computer software glitch that affected "quick-pick" wagers before it was discovered after the running of the Kentucky Derby May 3.

  • CHRB Probes Derby Quick Pick Superfecta

    An irregularity discovered in "quick pick" superfectas that were wagered on the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in Northern California is being investigated by the California Horse Racing Board, the agency's executive director said May 17.

  • 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.