Keyword: Rick Hammerle

  • 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 Cancels Races After Storm

    As the rain subsided at Santa Anita Park March 11 following a short but heavy rainstorm, track officials announced the final three races of the Friday card would be canceled.

  • Santa Anita Restores $1M Purse for Big 'Cap

    Santa Anita Park is returning the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) to $1 million in 2015, and also hiked the purse for its other leading main track event for older horses, the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), to a record $500,000.

  • Santa Anita Fall Meet Has 28 Graded Stakes

    Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders' Cup for an unprecedented third consecutive year this fall, has a total of 28 graded stakes--including 13 Breeders' Cup events--over the course of its 24-day autumn meet.

  • Lakow Hired as Santa Anita Racing Director

    Mike Lakow, who served for 12 years as director of racing for the New York Racing Association, has been hired as racing director at Santa Anita Park, the Southern California track announced Feb. 28.

  • Santa Anita Moves San Luis Rey to March 25

    Due to a forecast calling for heavy rain over the weekend of March 17-18, Santa Anita racing officials have made the decision to postpone the $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) on turf until March 25.

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    Santa Anita Stakes Schedule Finalized

    Santa Anita Park, which is returning to a natural dirt track this season, has added $450,000 to its 3-year-old program. The track opens for its winter/spring season Dec. 26, and will offer 46 graded stakes.

  • Due to inclement weather, live racing has been cancelled for Monday, Jan. 18 at Santa Anita.

    Santa Anita Cancels Card; Stakes Rescheduled

    Santa Anita canceled its Feb. 6 card due to heavy rains in Southern California. The wash out of the program impacts important prep races for both the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Sanata Anita

    Santa Anita Announces Stakes Schedule

    A total of 75 stakes, beginning with the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day Dec. 26, will be featured during the 84-day 2008-09 season at Santa Anita Park.

  • Overnight Purses on Big Cap Day Boosted

    Santa Anita in conjunction with the California Marketing Committee and the Thoroughbred Owners of California, will boost purses for seven overnight races on Santa Anita Handicap day by $105,000.

  • Saint Liam, winning the Donn Handicap, could run in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Saint Liam Joins Probable Big 'Cap Line-Up

    Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner St. Liam has joined the probable field for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5, according to racing secretary Rick Hammerle.

  • CHRB Takes Second Look at Jockey Weights

    For the second time in less than nine months, the California Horse Racing Board approved a 45-day public comment period for a series of rule changes that would replace the scale of weights assigned to horses starting in the state.

  • California Changes Allowance Conditions

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California, working in collaboration with California racetracks, has changed allowance conditions in an effort to increase the horse inventory and improve average field size.

  • Krone Draws Baffert's Horse in Match Race

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela will start from the rail aboard Summer Mayberry's Chester's Choice and Julie Krone will be aboard Bob Baffert's Woke Up Dreamin in Sunday's "Battle of the Sexes" match race at Del Mar.