Keyword: Southern California

  • 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.

  • Almanza Rides First US Winner at Santa Anita

    Only in the United States for two weeks, the 23-year-old jockey from Arequipa, Peru, which is the same hometown as perennial leading Southern California jockey Rafael Bejarano, won in his first day of racing at Santa Anita Park July 2.

  • Brazilian Champ Juno Pointing to Del Mar

    Richard Mandella would have run Team Valor International's Juno (Brz) on the Santa Anita Park turf in her first U.S. start if the Southern California track hadn't ripped up the grass course earlier in June.

  • Vyjack wins at Keeneland April

    Vyjack Moves West to D'Amato

    Vyjack, previously trained on the East Coast by Bill Mott, logged a half-mile drill in :47 2/5 June 23 at Santa Anita Park, the fastest of 68 works at the distance in his first move for D'Amato.

  • California Chrome worked five furlongs in :59 1/5 June 18.

    California Chrome Speedy in Los Al Work

    As Art Sherman prepares California Chrome for his next start in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) with weekly timed workouts, the trainer seems to be more concerned with what happens after the wire than before.

  • Santa Anita officials oppose spring meet at Los Alamitos

    CHRB Discusses 2017 Racing Dates

    Though still early in the process for allocating 2017 racing dates, a California Horse Racing Board Dates Committee meeting June 15 provided a glimpse of what might be ahead.

  • Firing Line, Masochistic Aim for Del Mar

    Two of Southern California's standout horses of 2015 took early steps toward their season debuts May 10 at Santa Anita Park, and both figure to return to racing sometime over the summer at Del Mar.

  • Barretts Tweaks 2016 Auction Schedule

    Due to stabling concerns in Southern California as result of the Breeders' Cup World Championships being held at Santa Anita Park, Barretts Equine is moving its October yearling sale back to the Los Angeles Fairgrounds.

  • Gomo

    Gomo Still Eyeing Kentucky Oaks

    On the mend since a bone chip was discovered and removed in her ankle last October, Reddam Racing's Gomo should be returning to track soon for trainer Doug O'Neill.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Back Breezing at Los Al

    If not for the lights overhead, normally used to brighten up the track for nighttime Quarter Horse racing, California Chrome's first Los Alamitos Race Course workout since March would have been a breezy blur.

  • Chantal Sutherland

    Sutherland Announces Surprise Retirement

    Jockey Chantal Sutherland surprisingly announced her retirement in a statement released Oct. 21, saying she is ready "to begin a new chapter in my life."

  • Barretts Cancels Classic I Sale

    Barretts officials have canceled the Classic I sale of horses of racing age because of an insufficient number of entries. The auction had been scheduled for Oct. 26 in Southern California following the Breeders' Cup World Championships (Oct. 24 and 25) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hollywood Park

    Final Season for Hollywood Park?

    Hollywood Park may be celebrating its 70th anniversary season, but the question remains, will the Southern California track be around in 2009 for its 71st? "I just don't know -- nobody knows," said F. Jack Liebau, Hollywood Park president, on opening day, April 23.

  • Pedroza Captures First Hollywood Riding Title

    Jockey Martin Pedroza wrapped up the first major riding title of his 23-year career when he piloted California-bred Young Luck to win the fourth race at Hollywood Park closing day Dec. 19. The 40-year-old Pedroza, who finished the 27-day meet with 31 wins, became the oldest first-time title winner in the track's 67-year history.

  • Del Mar On-Track Numbers Hold Their Own

    Del Mar set a record for total handle during its meet that ended Sept. 8, while on-track business at the Southern California track held its own.

  • Joe Matyas walks his horse, Bart, to safety amidst a heavy cloud of smoke as out of control wildfires also threaten the safety of the Southern California horse population.

    Facilities Take in Horses as California Wildfires Rage

    Despite the nine massive wildfires that have charred nearly 500,000 acres and continue to burn in Southern California, only one Thoroughbred farm was reported to have suffered any damage, and it was considered minor, according to Dawn Gerber of the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association.

  • Magna Envisions Another California Training Center

    Magna Entertainment Corp. hopes to build a Thoroughbred training facility for up to 2,000 horses on 326 acres in California's Ventura County, in the heart of perhaps the leading strawberry-producing region of the country.