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Board: No Lasix For California 2-Year-Olds This Year

At a lengthy teleconference meeting held Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board approved rule language that would prohibit the administration of furosemide in 2-year-olds beginning this year. The move comes as part of a desire outlined by the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition (of which The Stronach Group and Del Mar are members) to phase out the […]

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In Wake Of Santa Anita Fatalities Report, California Regulators File Complaints Against Eight Licensees

The California Horse Racing Board has filed 10 complaints against eight licensed individuals associated with equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., last winter. None of the complaints alleges the use of illegal medications. The CHRB has posted on its website a redacted necropsy report and full exercise-history report for each of the […]

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Teamsters Representative Castellanos Appointed To California Horse Racing Board

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Damascus Castellanos to the California Horse Racing Board, subject to approval of the state Senate. Castellanos, 53, a resident of Los Angeles, has been a business representative for Teamsters Local No. 495 since 2012. He was a business representative for Teamsters Local No. 630 from 2001 to 2012. Castellanos […]

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Smith’s Saudi Suspension To Be Upheld In California

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will have his suspension for whip use in the Saudi Cup reciprocated by the California Horse Racing Board, spokesman Mike Marten confirmed to horseracingnation.com. The rider was suspended 11 days total, as first reported by the Racing Post: eight days for striking Midnight Bisou 14 times, above the limit […]

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CHRB Adopts New Limitations On Shock Wave Therapy

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 20, at Cal Expo. Chairman Gregory Ferraro presided. Vice Chairman Oscar Gonzales and Commissioners Wendy Mitchell and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: The […]

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Gorajec: New California Equine Welfare And Safety Legislation Progressive But Flawed

We all knew we’d be seeing something like this soon. Well, now it’s here. I am referring to a state legislative effort in California to address last year’s public nightmare involving the catastrophic breakdowns at Santa Anita Park. Last week, California General Assembly member Ash Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 2177 titled, “Equine Welfare and Safety […]

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PETA-Backed Equine Welfare And Safety Legislation Introduced In California

Following a surge of 37 horse deaths last year at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) on Tuesday announced the introduction of AB 2177, the Equine Welfare and Safety in Horse Racing Act, co-sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). AB 2177 […]

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CHRB Releases Annual Report After ‘An Unprecedented, Challenging Year’

The California Horse Racing Board released it’s annual report on Monday, covering the fiscal year revenue of 2018-2019 and the California horse racing through the calendar year of 2019. “It was an unprecedented, challenging year for California horse racing and, perhaps, for all of horse racing,” wrote CHRB chair Dr. Gregory Ferraro.  Though the number […]

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CHRB Moves To Limit Permitted Medications During Timed Workouts

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Wednesday, January 22, at the Department of Consumer Services in Sacramento. Chairman Gregory Ferraro presided. Vice Chairman Oscar Gonzales and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri and Wendy Mitchell also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the […]

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