Keyword: Mike Marten

  • San Luis Rey Downs smolders in the aftermath of a devastating fire

    Equine Death Toll From San Luis Rey Fire at 46

    The equine death toll from the devastating brushfire that ripped through San Luis Rey Downs Training Center Dec. 7 is at 46 as of the morning of Dec. 9, according to officials at the California Horse Racing Board.

  • 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

    Del Mar Critics Speak Out at CHRB Meeting

    A substantial group of animal rights advocates, with local television cameras not far behind, made their voices heard at the California Horse Racing Board's full monthly meeting Aug. 25 at Del Mar.

  • CHRB Looks Into Canceled $30,000 Wager

    The California Horse Racing Board and Xpressbet are cooperating in a follow-up examination of a $30,000 win wager made at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 9 and canceled a few minutes before the seventh race.

  • Racing at Del Mar

    CHRB Gets Nod for Exchange Wagering Rules

    Exchange wagering rules in California have been approved by the state's Office of Administrative Law, though implementation of any agreement to conduct the non-traditional form of pari-mutuel wagering is quite a ways off.

  • Turf Paradise Wagering Glitch Probed by CHRB

    The horse racing board is investigating a communications failure involving a race at Turf Paradise Jan. 26 that allowed wagering to continue at California racetracks and simulcast facilities for five minutes after the start.

  • Trainer Jeff Mullins

    Court Rejects Mullins' Appeal in 2008 Case

    An appeals court in California has rejected a request from trainer Jeff Mullins that it overturn a lower court's ruling in favor of the California Horse Racing Board in connection with a suspension levied the trainer in 2008.

  • CHRB Eliminates Meeting Webcasts

    Due to a lack of funding, the California Horse Racing Board will no longer provide audio or video Webcasts of its meetings, beginning with its Jan. 15 date at Santa Anita Park.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario Ride Questioned in CHRB Complaint

    Jockey Joel Rosario is scheduled to appear before stewards next week to answer a California Horse Racing Board complaint that he failed "to put forth his best effort" in a ride at Del Mar on Sept. 6.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins Slapped With Medication Ban

    A 90-day suspension for trainer Jeff Mullins stemming from a 2006 mepivacaine case has been adopted by the California Horse Racing Board from an earlier decision recommended by an administrative law judge.

  • 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, 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.

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    Breeders' Cup Sues JMG Over Jockey Advertising

    Breeders' Cup Limited filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court Oct. 3 seeking to restrain Jockeys International Management Group (JMG) from entering agreements for the display of advertising on jockeys apparel for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

  • CHRB Considers Options in Wake of Ruling

    California Horse Racing Board officials are refusing to discuss a federal judge's decision to dismiss the board's case against trainer Bob Baffert in regard to a positive test for morphine in one of his horses last year.

  • With Legislation in Place, Hard Part Begins

    Now comes the hard part. With Gov. Gray Davis' signing of Assembly Bill 471 on Aug. 13, California will soon usher in account wagering as well as see the unionization of racetrack backstretch workers. But how? The approval of the legislation, which go into effect Jan. 1, 2002, is only the first step in a lengthy process.

  • Positive Tests Lead CHRB to Warn Trainers About Herbal Products

    An undisclosed number of positive tests for the Class 3 drugs phenylpropanoloamine and norpseudoephedrine has prompted the California Horse Racing Board to urge trainers to scrutinize any herbal products or food supplements they feed their horses. Fifteen trainers were notified on Aug. 9 by the board, asking them to avoid a specific herbal product.