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  • CHRB Files Complaint Against Flores

    The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against apprentice jockey Eswan Flores, contending he tested positive for cocaine, according to a statement released by the regulatory agency.

  • Everest Wins Case Against Canani, Licht

    A California jury has determined that trainer Julio Canani and Roger Licht, a former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, defrauded Jeffrey Nielsen's Everest Stables in a number of horse transactions in 2008.

  • CHRB Will Not Count Trainers in TOC Petitions

    The California Horse Racing Board threw a monkey wrench into a horsemen group's attempt to decertify the Thoroughbred Owners of California, saying it will not validate petition signatures of owners who are also trainers.

  • New California Horsemen's Group Moving Ahead

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California isn't talking, but a spokesman for a recently formed rival horseman's group wants to make sure the state's owner representative knows the new organization means business.

  • Connections Argue Palomar Purse Redistribution

    The owners of champion mare Intercontinental and those who ran behind her in last September's $200,000 Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar argued in front of three California stewards June 5 whether the winner's share of the Palomar purse should be redistributed.

  • Ex-Associate Steward Contradicts Fermin in Intercontinental Case

    In a March 15 declaration given under penalty of perjury, a former California associate steward stated the director of Del Mar security said he forwarded information about the mare Intercontinental getting a late Salix shot to the board of stewards, California Horse Racing Board investigators, and CHRB executive director Ingrid Fermin well before the running of the Palomar Handicap (gr. II) last Sept. 3.

  • Licht Joins Youbet.com's Compliance Committee

    Youbet.com, Inc. announced Monday that Roger H. Licht, former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board and a prominent horse racing legal expert, has agreed to become a member of the company's independent wagering compliance committee.

  • Santa Anita general manager Chris McCarron

    McCarron Supports Race-Day Detention Plan

    Two race-day detention barns could be in place in time for the opening of Santa Anita's winter/spring meeting Dec. 26, track general manager Chris McCarron told an ad hoc security meeting of racing officials Sept. 2 at Del Mar.

  • Magna's TV Distribution Under Fire Again

    Unhappy with the lack of distribution for Magna Entertainment Corporation's Horse Racing Television signals from Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields and Bay Meadows, California officials vowed Feb. 20 to address the issue when license renewals for the state's three approved account wagering services come up in December.

  • California Won't Order RGS Curb on Lewiston Hub

    California regulators decided Feb. 20 that they will hold off on considering a cutoff of wagering at post time from betting through the Lewiston, Maine simulcast hub, which processes wagers for rebating giant Racing and Gaming Services.

  • Magna CEO Jim McAlpine.

    McAlpine Stresses Improving Outlook for Calif. Racing

    While business at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields is off in 2004, the president and chief executive officer of parent company Magna Entertainment Corporation told the California Horse Racing Board on Feb. 19 that the outlook is improving.

  • CHRB Tables Capitol's Harness License Application

    The California Horse Racing Board tabled Capitol Racing's harness meet application to conduct its upcoming Sacramento meet Thursday because the association has not paid "impact fees" to compensate Los Alamitos Race Course for overlapping dates when Capitol extended its meeting several years ago.

  • Officials: Negative Perception in Racing Must Be Addressed

    The perception of wrongdoing in racing is strong enough that regulators and marketers must not dismiss it, officials said Dec. 11 during a panel discussion titled "The Changing Environment of Regulation" at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing.

  • Trainers Petition for Detention Barn in Southern California

    Southern California-based trainers will ask the California Horse Racing Board to establish a detention barn for "in-today" horses. For the past month, trainers have circulated a petition for the detention barn, which supporters say is needed to combat an uneven playing field caused by horsemen who are allegedly using illegal and untested-for medications to enhance the performance of their horses.

  • CHRB Gets Stable Surveillance System Report

    A company specializing in surveillance systems reported Thursday to the California Horse Racing Board on the success of an experimental program that included two digital cameras monitoring activities in the stable area at Del Mar last summer.

  • CHRB Shortens Horsemen's 2004 Christmas Break

    It was only a single day on the proposed 271-day Thoroughbred racing circuit in Southern California in 2004. But for representatives of the state's owners and trainers appearing Thursday before the California Horse Racing Board, it was meaningful.

  • CHRB Waives Three Rules to Accommodate Breeders' Cup

    The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday waived three of its own rules for one day only -- October 25, 2003 -- to accommodate horses, owners, and trainers participating in the Breeders' Cup hosted by the Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita.

  • CHRB to Undertake Marketing Study

    California Horse Racing Board commissioners Alan Landsburg and John Harris were appointed to form an ad hoc committee to examine efforts in the state to market horseracing.

  • CHRB Reviewing 'Significant Form Reversals'

    The California Horse Racing Board said May 23 it is reviewing certain races "with significant form reversals," including the second race May 21 at Hollywood Park in which "a filly improved tremendously to win at relatively low odds while stepping up in class."

  • CHRB Targets Offshore Gambling Advertisements

    The California Horse Racing Board heard arguments April 24 on the issue of publications and radio shows in the state selling advertising to off-shore wagering operations. Residents of California are only able to legally bet through facilities licensed by the state, so wagering with offshore companies is in violation of state law.

  • CHRB Reinstates Simulcasting At Idaho Casino

    <br>With new procedures in place guaranteeing the Coeur d'Alene Casino complies with California simulcasting laws and regulations, the California Horse Racing Board advised the state's racetracks Tuesday that Coeur d'Alene can rejoin the California simulcast wagering program.

  • CHRB to Cut Off Coeur d'Alene on Friday

    The California Horse Racing Board has instructed all racetracks in the state to remove the Coeur d'Alene Casino and its account wagering operations from the state's simulcast wagering program as of Mar. 7.

  • California Board Cuts Off Signals to Idaho Casino

    California regulators, in an effort to stop out-of-state account wagering operators from taking bets from state residents, have excluded the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Idaho from importing upcoming meets at Bay Meadows and Hollywood Park. The manager of the casino said the situation would be resolved.

  • Fairplex Park at Forefront of CHRB Meeting

    Fairplex Park was at the center of the California Horse Racing Board's attention once more Thursday. Just a couple of months after the CHRB turned down a proposed lease of the Los Angeles County Fair's end-of-summer racing dates to Hollywood Park, Fairplex issues were in the middle of things once more -- on a couple of fronts.

  • California Race Calendar OK'd With Few Changes

    The California Horse Racing Board approved a 2003 racing calendar Thursday that is largely unchanged from 2002, including a 17-day fair meet at Fairplex Park in Pomona.

  • California Grants Extended Health Benefits to Stable Workers

    Stable area workers and their dependents will be eligible for extended health care under changes supported Friday by the California Horse Racing Board. The Board voted to begin the regulatory process for changes to rules governing operations of the California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation, a benevolent organization for backstretch employees who care for horses, such as grooms and hot walkers, providing them with medical and dental benefits.

  • Last Vacancy on California Regulatory Board Filled

    For the first time in more than two years, the California Horse Racing Board has a full commission. Thursday, Gov. Gray Davis appointed retired Silicon Valley executive William A. Bianco to the CHRB, only six days after naming Los Angeles attorney Roger Licht to the board.