Keyword: Oak Tree Racing Association

  • Golden Gate Fields in Northern California

    Golden Gate, CA Fairs Continue Dates Dispute

    After more than two and a half hours of discussion July 13 during a California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee meeting, a racing schedule for 2017 in both Northern and Southern California remained unresolved.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins

    Grayson Meets Oak Tree Gift Challenge

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who died Nov. 29, 2014.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins

    Influential Veterinarian Jack Robbins Dies

    Top racetrack veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins, a longtime breeder of Thoroughbreds in California and patriarch of an influential racing family, died the afternoon of Nov. 29 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 93.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Approved to Operate Pleasanton Meet

    The Oak Tree Racing Association is back in the race business following a 3 1/2-year absence with the approval of its application to conduct the Alameda County Fair meet by the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Keith Brackpool

    CHRB Chairman Leaving for Stronach Group

    Keith Brackpool, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board for the past three years, announced Jan. 18 that he had notified Gov. Jerry Brown's office that he is resigning to become part of The Stronach Group.

  • Hollywood Schedules 18 Stakes Worth $3.8M

    The $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity (gr. I), an annual stop for future Triple Crown contenders, will once again be the most lucrative event on the stakes calendar for the 2012 autumn meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • City to City (outside) and All Star Heart finished a nose apart in the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Yellow Ribbon Features John Mabee Rematch

    City to City and All Star Heart, a nose apart at the wire in the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT), will be rematched Sept. 3 in the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf at Del Mar.

  • Soul Candy won the 2010 California Cup Classic at Hollywood Park.

    Soul Candy Seeks Repeat in Cal Cup Classic

    Soul Candy, winner of the California Cup Classic last year when it was held on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park, is back to defend his title against seven rivals in the $175,000 event on Santa Anita's turf course Oct. 29.

  • Broken Dreams comes on strong to win the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes on opening day at Santa Anita.

    Broken Dreams Along in Time in Sen. Ken Maddy

    Late-running Broken Dreams took advantage of a wicked pace and an opening between horses in deep stretch to post a surprise win in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) as racing returned to Santa Anita Sept. 30.

  • Santa Anita

    CTBA to Work With Santa Anita to Keep Cal Cup

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association plans to work with Santa Anita Park and the state's horsemen to ensure that the California Cup program continues this year, the organization's general manager said.

  • Oak Tree Changes Post Time for Final Thursday

    After experimenting with night racing on Thursdays during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet, Hollywood Park announced Oct. 23 that it will return to the afternoon for its final Thursday card of the meet.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Terms Given for Santa Anita Surface Waiver

    The California Horse Racing Board said Sept. 7 it is working with Santa Anita Park management and horsemen on a waiver for the MI Developments-owned racetrack to replace its synthetic surface with dirt.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Headed for Hollywood After All

    The Oak Tree Racing Association appears to be on the move once again after horsemen refused to go along with holding the fall meeting at Santa Anita over concerns with the main track's condition.

  • The Pro-Ride at Santa Anita

    Santa Anita Track Repair Discussed at Meeting

    Amid concerns about track safety, horsemen representatives and Santa Anita management met the morning of Aug. 6 to discuss progress on renovation of the Pro-Ride synthetic racing surface that began July 26.

  • CHRB Frustrated Again by MI Developments

    Thoroughbred racing in California remained uncertain about the future following a state horse racing board meeting July 22 in which major track owner MI Developments refused once again to provide a glimpse of its plans.

  • Oak Tree Eyes Del Mar as Future Home

    A day after the Oak Tree Racing Association received a one-year reprieve from its landlord at Santa Anita Park, its executive vice president said he's working on a long-term lease arrangement for the autumn meet at Del Mar.

  • 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.

  • Republican Sen. Damon Thayer

    Amid Turmoil, KY Lawmaker Makes Case for BC

    As Breeders' Cup considers a future host site schedule complicated by recent actions in California, a Kentucky lawmaker has reiterated the state's favorable tax climate in hosting the World Championships.