Keyword: Rick Baedeker

  • Horses head for home at Golden Gate Fields

    CHRB Discusses Cutting Back Racing Dates

    For the second time in 2017, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee bandied about the idea of restricting the amount of racing dates in the state, and again roundly faced opposition by industry stakeholders in attendance.

  • 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.

  • Santa Anita, Golden Gate to 'Limit' ADWs

    Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields are planning to limit the amount of advance deposit wagering operations that are permitted to take bets on races at the two racetracks, Scott Daruty said at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Dec. 15.

  • 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.

  • Del Mar, Jockey Club Back Enhanced Testing

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and The Jockey Club formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California-Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing Board's medication testing program.

  • 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.

  • Golden Gate in Northern California

    Golden Gate Apologizes for Pick 6 Situation

    California racing officials June 16 acknowledged a possible communications breakdown in regard to two races being taken off the turf on the final day of the Golden Gate meet and apologized to bettors for how the move impacted the Golden Pick 6.

  • 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.

  • McHargue Named Chief Steward by CHRB

    Darrel McHargue, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey who began a new career as a racing official in 1988, was appointed Oct. 22 by the California Horse Racing Board to the newly created position of chief steward.

  • 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.

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    CHRB Considers Disqualification Changes

    While disputes over contested racing dates in Northern and Southern California were again pushed back as expected, the California Horse Racing Board took a step toward modifying its disqualification standards July 17.

  • Inside the July 18, 2015 Issue

    Yearling market begins with a Tapit filly topping F-T July and more in the July 18, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • 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.

  • Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Horse Deaths

    California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18.

  • Symposium: Customer Has to Figure in Equation

    As U.S. racing faces the challenge of shaping race days and meets and maintaining field sizes at a time when foal crops are shrinking, experts said tracks and horsemen need to remember to keep the customer in the equation.

  • The start of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
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    Santa Anita Steward Explains Classic Ruling

    Reacting to strong criticism, California racing steward Scott Chaney, explained the decision to allow the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win Nov. 1 by Bayern to stand in spite of obvious interference at the start.

  • CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker

    CHRB Prohibits California Players Pools

    An investigation by the California Horse Racing Board has determined that two state-licensed advance-deposit wagering providers are currently offering or allowing players pools in violation of California law.

  • 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.

  • Roster, Agenda Set for NTRA Meeting, Summit

    Marketing and promotions, legislative advocacy, NTRA Advantage purchasing program, and the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance are among the topics at this year's National Thoroughbred Racing Association�fs Annual Meeting and Marketing Summit.

  • California Industry Backs 'Instant Racing' Bill

    The California horseracing industry has thrown its weight behind "Instant Racing" video games in the drive to offset declining economic fortunes, but a representative of the state's major casino tribes say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to break the Indians' monopoly and give the tracks slot machines.

  • California's Racing Struggles Aired

    Calling Churchill Downs' recent sale of Hollywood Park a "shot across the bow," California state Senator Dean Florez heard industry leaders plea for help in racing's struggle for survival in the Golden State.

  • Hollywood Park Wagering Declines Slightly; Attendance Down 6.6%

    Hollywood Park, saving its best for last, closed its 64-day spring/summer meet Sunday with total common pool wagering of $667,016,796, down less than one-half percent from the figure of $679,693,206 during a 65-day meet a ago. The daily average was $10.42 million, compared to $10.45 million in 2004.

  • CDI's President and CEO Tom Meeker, foreground, announces the agreement to sell Hollywood Park to Bay Meadows Land Co., whose president, Terry Fancher, looks on.

    Churchill Downs Sells Hollywood Park

    Saying that California "has forsaken racing and its needs," the president of Churchill Downs Inc. announced July 6 that the company has sold historic Hollywood Park to Bay Meadows Land Company for $260 million.

  • Calif. Track Slot Revenue Speculation On Rise

    Speculation that a revenue sharing agreement could result in California between racetracks and tribal casinos over slot machines increased this week after a lawsuit on behalf of five tracks filed last year against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was dropped May 25.

  • Racing Responds to California Tribal Casino Plan

    A proposed tribal mega-casino less than seven miles from Golden Gate Fields spurred a massive lobbying effort from California's $4.5-billion horse racing industry the week of Aug. 23.

  • CHRB Urged to Wait on Jockey Weight Standards

    The California Horse Racing Board should hold off on changing the jockey scale of weights until a national effort can institute uniform standards across the country, racing representatives told the board during its meeting July 22 at the Del Mar simulcast facilty.

  • Totals Down Slightly at Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park closed its 65th spring/summer meet July 18 with total common pool wagering of $679,693,206, down 1.2% from last year's figure.

  • Backers Say Calif. Slots Plan 'Far From Dead'

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will "get rid of" a racing-sponsored initiative that could bring slot machines to tracks, but backers of the measure vowed to press their case with the voters.

  • Calif. Legislators Hear Racing's Issues

    Small crowds, slots and rebate shops; those woes top the list. Horse racing representatives were given the opportunity June 8 to tell a California Senate Governmental Organization sub-committee what's troubling the sport and they had plenty to say.