Keyword: Tim Ritvo

  • Preakness Day attendees enter Pimlico Race Course

    Ritvo: Preakness Could Become Elite Event at Laurel

    The only thing that will keep Pimlico Race Course in business as a racetrack is if the Preakness Stakes (G1) stays. But the only thing that will keep the Preakness at Pimlico is if the racetrack gets revamped by the Maryland Stadium Authority.

  • Keith Brackpool with trainer Carla Gaines

    Keith Brackpool Sues The Stronach Group

    Keith Brackpool, a former executive with The Stronach Group, is suing the organization for $40 million plus damages according to court documents filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles April 11.

  • Barns damaged by the Dec. 7 fire at San Luis Rey Training Center

    San Luis Rey Set to Reopen in April

    After the Dec. 7 fire that decimated San Luis Rey Training Center, the facility in Bonsall, Calif., is scheduled to reopen in early April, according to racing executives in Southern California.

  • Tim Ritvo

    Tim Ritvo Lays Out Substantial Changes for Santa Anita

    Tim Ritvo stressed that drastic changes—ideas to expand the barn area, build a second turf course, expand the main track, and build a brand-new training facility in nearby West Covina, Calif.—are not only desired, but essential for Santa Anita.

  • Ax Man wins a conditional maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Jan. 1

    Santa Anita Tries Out New Conditions to Retain Owners

    In an effort to relieve some of the frustration regarding horse ownership, Santa Anita Park has instituted conditions at the maiden special weight level based on auction price and at the claiming level based on barn size, in limited races.

  • Santa Anita Will Seek Fix for Will-Pay Confusion

    Santa Anita Park will work toward resolving an issue regarding inaccurate multi-race "will-pays" that came up before the last race of its opening-day card Dec. 26, according to Tim Ritvo, The Stronach Group's chief operating officer.

  • Santa Anita Park

    CHRB Conditionally Approves California Meet Proposals

    The CHRB conditionally approved racing meet applications for both Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields during its monthly meeting Nov. 16 at Del Mar, but the conditions are far from settled with opening day for both meets just around the corner.

  • Racing at Golden Gate Fields

    Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

    Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing.

  • A week could be added to the 2018 late-summer meet at Golden Gate Fields under a proposal from the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee

    CHRB Committee Recommends Changes to NorCal Race Dates

    Although radical changes were suggested for Northern California's 2018 racing schedule, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee members only suggested minor modifications to the schedule for the full board to consider Oct. 26.

  • Eragon will enjoy a five-pound allowance for not racing with Lasix in the Pegasus World Cup.

    Pegasus Features Several Unique Conditions

    From its use of stakeholders to boost the purse and help recruit horses, alternate entries, and weight allowance for horses racing without race-day furosemide, the Pegasus World Cup will offer innovative ideas on several race condition fronts.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Top Caribbean Race to Be Held at Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Park will host the 2017 Clasico Internacional del Caribe, the Caribbean's premier Thoroughbred race, the Confederation of Caribbean Racetracks announced July 1 at its mid-year meeting at the South Florida track.

  • The infield at Pimlico on Preakness day

    Preakness at Pimlico Gets Bit of a Push

    A Maryland Jockey Club official May 21 said the company would prefer to keep the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course, and much could depend upon a study that will be conducted on behalf of the Maryland Stadium Authority.

  • Marcus Vitali

    Vitali Seeks to Get Florida License Restored

    Trainer Marcus Vitali moved his stable from Gulfstream to Laurel, but he must deal with positive tests for Class 4 and Class 5 medications in Florida before the Maryland Jockey Club will allow him to continue racing horses.

  • Suffolk: Stronach Group Not in the Running

    On the eve of a hearing to approve or deny the application of Suffolk Downs to hold three days of live racing this fall, track management shot down the persistent rumor that The Stronach Group plans to lease the track.

  • Racing Companies Weigh In on Uniformity Push

    Two major United States racing companies have restated their support for uniform equine medication and drug testing but have stopped short of endorsing an effort to pass federal legislation that would give USADA oversight.

  • Preakness Could Move to Sundays in Future

    The operator of Pimlico Race Course is considering moving the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) to Sunday from its traditional Saturday spot in the future as a way to attract more fans for the annual two-day affair.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream, F-T Bonus Tied to Sale, FL Derby

    Gulfstream Park and Fasig-Tipton have announced a $1 million bonus to the owner of the 2016 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner if that horse is a graduate of this year's 2015 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Gulfstream Park West

    Zayas, Sano Take Gulfstream Park West Titles

    The inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet closed Nov. 30, with Edgard Zayas and Antonio Sano taking the respective jockey and trainer titles, and Frank Calabrese and White Wabbit Wacing tying atop the owner standings.

  • Stronach Group chief operating officer Tim Ritvo

    Maryland Jockey Club Focus on Daily Product

    As the Maryland Jockey Club moves forward under new leadership, it will place an emphasis on improving the day-to-day racing product by lowering takeout to attract new bettors and improving regional cooperation.

  • Michael Ritvo

    Apprentice Ritvo Moves Tack to Mid-Atlantic

    Apprentice jockey Michael Ritvo, the leading bug rider at Gulfstream Park, plans to ride at Laurel Park, Delaware Park, Parx Racing, and Penn National during the fall and winter months.