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CHRB Considering Changes to Gelding Rule

At its regular meeting on Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board discussed the creation of a new rule that would result in the scratch of any horse that has been gelded since his last start if that information is not … Continue reading

HRTV Offering Special Programming on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will provide viewers with a stocking full of holiday programming, featuring the premieres of original racing shows, when it offers special programming on both Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Thursday, … Continue reading

Top Trainers Gearing Up for Santa Anita’s Winter Meet

With more than $30 million in purse money up for grabs, it’s no wonder a deep and competitive group of some of America’s top trainers have lined up to compete at Santa Anita’s upcoming Winter Meet, which begins Friday, Dec. … Continue reading

Citing Time Constraints, BHA Delays Implementation of New Anabolic Steroids Policy

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that full implementation of the sport’s enhanced, zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of anabolic steroids has been put back, with implementation intended for March 2015. The reason for the deferral is to … Continue reading

Graded Stakes Winner Strathnaver Retired

Strathnaver, winner of the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes in 2013, has been retired from racing and will be bred in 2015, the Daily Racing Form reports. The 5-year-old daughter of Oasis Dream was sent from trainer Graham Motion’s California stable … Continue reading

Report: Negotiations Continue Between Suffolk Downs, Horsemen

Officials from the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NEHBPA) and the management of Suffolk Downs continue to negotiate a possible lease agreement that would keep live racing at the track in 2015. Despite an earlier report in the … Continue reading

Musselman, Churchill Downs Settle Lawsuit; Eviction to End Jan. 1

Attorneys for Churchill Downs and Louisville, Ky., newsletter publisher Edward Musselman have signed an agreement asking U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Musselman against Churchill Downs and its director of security, Robert … Continue reading

‘Seabiscuit’ Author Hillenbrand ‘Unbreakable’ in Face of Illness

As a film adaptation of her latest book hits theaters this week amid Oscar buzz, author Laura Hillenbrand sat down with New York Times Magazine to discuss the health struggles that have kept her house-bound for much of the past two … Continue reading

Beholder Back at Santa Anita, Ready to Resume Training

Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder arrived at Santa Anita today after being turned out at Peacefield Farm in Temecula recovering from a fever which forced her to miss the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. “We’ll look … Continue reading

Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Deaths in California

California officials announced on Thursday that they have linked six sudden equine deaths in the state with trace levels of anticoagulant rat poison. The six horses, who died between December 2012 and this September, all died due to massive internal … Continue reading