Keyword: Madeline Auerbach

  • A potential rule change would restrict horses claimed in California from running outside the state

    CHRB Discusses 'Jail-Time' Claiming Rule Change

    With concerns regarding field size on the forefront in both regions of California, the California Horse Racing Board discussed a potential rule change that would restrict horses claimed in the state from running outside the state.

  • Del Mar's track management is led by Dennis Moore, new director of track maintenance

    Del Mar Addressing Safety, Field Size Concerns

    The presence of the Breeders' Cup in early November in many ways frames the 36-day summer meet, with the iconic seaside racetrack taking on safety issues and field size challenges that the region and overall racing industry also are confronting.

  • The California whip rule, which currently applies to racing, could soon apply to training, as well

    CHRB Considers Altering Training Rules

    The California Horse Racing Board's Medication, Safety, and Welfare Committee Dec. 14 moved forward three measures to adjust training regulations more into line with rules currently employed for racing.

  • 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.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    CHRB Member Calls for Trainer 'Profiling'

    California Horse Racing Board member Madeline Auerbach, at an Aug. 24 meeting of the agency's Medication and Track Safety Committee, called for increased scrutiny on certain trainers through "profiling."

  • 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.

  • Gimme Da Lute (inside) wins last year's Los Alamitos Derby

    Los Alamitos to Run Derby in September

    Los Alamitos Race Course intends on running the next edition of the Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) during its September meet, a track official said during a California Horse Racing Board meeting March 24.

  • 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.

  • Arabian horse racing

    CHRB Approves Santa Anita Arabian Race

    The California Horse Racing Board Feb. 25 approved a proposal from Santa Anita Park to offer gambling on an Arabian race in April, with pending legislation on the topic expected to pass soon in Sacramento.

  • Dortmund won the 2014 Los Alamitos Futurity.

    Los Alamitos to Drop Futurity, Starlet in '16

    Los Alamitos Race Course will not be able to support the 2016 editions of the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) and the Starlet (gr. I), track official Brad McKinzie said during a California Horse Racing Board session Nov. 19.

  • CARMA Reports Successful Charity Night

    The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets July 18 to raise more than $80,000 for retired racehorses at the California Retirement Management Account's annual CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser.

  • CHRB Continues to Discuss 2016 Dates

    Negotiations over Northern and Southern California racing dates were again in the spotlight during the monthly California Horse Racing Board meeting June 25 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Los Alamitos

    CHRB Discusses Los Al at Monthly Meeting

    While pushing a conflict regarding fall racing dates in contention down the line, the California Horse Racing Board still touched on the issues facing Los Alamitos Race Course at their monthly meeting May 21 at Santa Anita.

  • CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker

    CHRB Eyes Scratching of Unreported Geldings

    The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.

  • 'Cards 4 CARMA' Fundraiser Set for July 19

    In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, CARMA will be hosting its charity fundraiser. "Cards 4 CARMA", on July 19.

  • Fairplex Plans to Phase Out Sales, Training

    Over the next several months, the Los Angeles County Fair plans to phase out its racing-related activities at Fairplex Park, chief executive officer James Henwood told the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Cal Expo Gains Extra Week of Summer Racing

    Cal Expo won a tussle to gain an extra week on the summer fair racing calendar beginning in July 2015 after several months of debate when the California Horse Racing Board approved the dates plan.

  • CHRB Questions New Santa Anita Stakes Slate

    Santa Anita Park gained approval for its first spring/summer meet from the California Horse Racing Board Feb. 21 and presented a stakes schedule for the nine-week stand that looks quite a bit like Hollywood Park's.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    Auerbach Named to CHRB; Derek Reappointed

    Madeline Auerbach, a director of the Thoroughbred Owners of California and the co-founder and chair of the California Retirement Management Account, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board by Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • Del Mar to Match CARMA Funds

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and California Retirement Management Account have announced a new matching funds program beginning with the upcoming 2013 race meeting at the seaside track opening July 17.

  • CARMA to Benefit From BC Poker Tournament

    The California Retirement Management Account has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2012 Deepstacks Poker Tour Breeders' Cup Celebrity Invitational to be held Oct. 30 at Commerce Casino, the Breeders' Cup announced.

  • Injury Keeps Lakerville From Turf Sprint

    Crack turf sprinter Lakerville, winner of four of six starts including his debut at Santa Anita last year, will miss the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita on Nov. 3

  • Ziegler Named Executive Director of TAA

    Mike Ziegler, executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, has been named to the same post for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

  • Pretty Unusual, out of Sci Fi Kin, in the El Encino Stakes.

    Sci Fi Kin Tops Barretts Jan. Sale

    Sci Fin Kin, dam of grade II winner Pretty Unusual, tops the Jan. 23 Barretts January mixed sale. The auction's average rises 14.2% over last year's figure.

  • Rebounding Mensa Heat Sizzles in On Trust

    Recovered from ulcers, Mensa Heat was on top of his game once again as he defeated a solid group of California-bred sprinters in the $84,500 On Trust Handicap, the closing day feature at Hollywood Park Dec. 18.

  • Burns holds off Lil Bit O'Fun to win the La Jolla Handicap.
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    Burns Scorches La Jolla Foes

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela drove Burns through an opening at the rail past mid-stretch to capture the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), giving trainer Barry Abrams a special moment at Del Mar Aug. 13.

  • Victor Espinoza

    Espinoza Donating Week's Earnings to Grooms

    Jockey Victor Espinoza plans to donate 100% of his earnings for the week beginning Aug. 10 at the Del Mar race meet to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation to benefit Southern California racetrack grooms.

  • Jockey Chantal Sutherland earned her second graded stakes victory in as many days when she guided  Pretty Unusual to win the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Sutherland Caps Big Weekend in El Encino

    Jockey Chantal Sutherland earned her second grade II victory in as many days when she guided 29-1 outsider Pretty Unusual to win the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 17. Favored Stardom Bound was second.

  • Lethal Heat is ready for the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

    Lethal Heat Seeks to Enhance Resume

    Lethal Heat has attracted attention more for trainer Barry Abrams' assertion that he wanted to run her in two Breeders' Cup races on consecutive days than for her ability. But Madeline Auerbach, who bred and owns the filly in partnership, says that Lethal Heat is fit, happy, and ready to run a big race in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I).

  • Lethal Heat returns in an allowance race at Del Mar on July 25.

    Lethal Heat Primed For Big Second Half

    Dual graded stakes winner Lethal Heat, who set seven-furlong track records in consecutive races at Del Mar last season, continues what her connections hope will end with an appearance in the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) later this year when she returns in an allowance race July 25 on opening weekend of the Del Mar meeting.

  • CARMA Roundtable: The Focus is on Rescue

    CARMA invited representatives from several California rescue organizations to a roundtable April 8 at Santa Anita to discuss ways the groups could work together to save Thoroughbreds and rehabilitate them for second careers.