Keyword: Rick Arthur

  • Horses from the barns of trainers Doug O'Neill and Sal Gonzalez jog around the Del Mar main track Dec. 10

    San Luis Rey Horsemen Begin to Recover From Fire

    If there was any indication healing from the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 was beginning, it was the return of humor Dec. 10 at Del Mar, where the majority of evacuated horses and horsemen have been relocated.

  • Los Alamitos Race Course

    CHRB Approves Medication-Based Conditions

    The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Masochistic

    Masochistic Denied Entry at Santa Anita

    Masochistic was not allowed to enter the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park because he lacks a clean drug test following his positive post-race test for stanozolol after the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Masochistic works Oct. 29 at Santa Anita Park

    Racing's Anabolic Steroid Problem Not Solved

    The industry and regulators see a weakness in the current model rule on the administration of anabolic steroids but their actions will come too late to prevent racing's latest medication scandal.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • CHRB Delays Any Action on Third-Party Lasix

    A three-year effort to employ third-party administration of the race-day medication furosemide in California was delayed significantly at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Aug. 20 at Del Mar.

  • RMTC Board Announces Cobalt Threshold

    The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that a uniform threshold for cobalt regulation in the U.S. was approved at its March 24 meeting at Gulfstream Park.

  • CHRB Rule Would Void Claim if Horse Bleeds

    A provision voiding the claim of a horse placed on the veterinarian's list for bleeding was approved for a 45-day public comment period by the California Horse Racing Board, though members expressed their concerns.

  • Santa Anita Park abandoned its Pro-Ride track to return to dirt in 2010.

    Southern CA Synthetic Track Era Nears End

    With the announcement that Del Mar plans to switch from Polytrack back to a dirt main track in 2015, the grand experiment with synthetic racing surfaces in Southern California is likely coming to an end.

  • Texas Compounder Draws Industry Scrutiny

    Regulators and racing leaders are taking a close look at facilities such as the Weatherford Compounding Pharmacy in Texas, which offers products with names such as Equine Growth Hormone, Game Changer, and Tourniquet.

  • Breeders' Cup to Test Effects of Lasix Ban

    Horses competing in the upcoming Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park will form a test sample of the potential effects of running without anti-bleeding medications, but it will be up to their owners whether to participate.

  • 19 Calif. Claims Voided in Rule's First Month

    A California rule that rescinds the claim of a horse placed on the veterinarian's list following the race in which the claim was submitted resulted in 19 of 229 purchases being voided at three tracks in the first month.

  • Equine Medical Director Term Limited by Bill

    The California Horse Racing Board's equine medical director would be restricted to serving no more than two two-year terms consecutively under a state Assembly bill currently before a legislative committee.

  • 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.

  • Racing at Del Mar

    California Again Amends Rule to Void Claims

    A claim made on a horse running in California will be voided if the animal is placed on the official veterinarian's list as lame or unsound following the race, under a rule adopted by the state's horse racing board Feb. 21.

  • Breeders' Cup Drug Samples All Clear

    All samples collected from horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2-3 have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The dirt track at Santa Anita.

    Santa Anita Continues to Look at Surface

    With a month left in its current winter meeting, Santa Anita is continuing to work with the California Thoroughbred Trainers and the California Horse Racing Board on its new dirt surface.

  • CHRB Eyes Lower Phenylbutazone Threshold

    Lower thresholds for the pain reliever phenylbutazone, commonly known as Bute, in post-race tests of horses could be on the way in California in spite of objections from horsemen.

  • 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.

  • Live Streaming for Jockey Club Round Table

    For the first time, The Jockey Club will provide live video streaming of the Aug. 22 Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • 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.

  • RMTC Board Approves New Testing Standards

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors has approved new national laboratory standards for testing, the implementation of a laboratory accreditation program and a new independent Equine Quality Assurance Program.

  • International Drug Coalition Meets Recently

    The International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities Advisory Council on Prohibited Substances and representatives of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recently met in Lexington during the 75th convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International and were sponsored by The Jockey Club.