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CHRB Could Announce New Pre-Race Measures As California Governor Urges Santa Anita To Stop Racing

The California Horse Racing Board was expected to make an announcement Wednesday concerning the involvement of independent veterinarians in the pre-race inspection process, according to the Los Angeles Times. No other details were provided, but the Times also noted the curious statement issued Tuesday by California Governor Gavin Newsom, who called for the CHRB to […]

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UPDATED: Santa Anita Rejects CHRB Request To End Meet; 29th Horse Dies Hours Later

(The following story was updated to include a joint statement from The Stronach Group, Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers.) A 28th horse died after racing at Santa Anita’s meet Saturday, prompting the California Horse Racing Board to request the track end its meet early, according to the Los Angeles Times. The track […]

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California Governor Warns: ‘We Must Hold The Horse Racing Industry To Account’

In response to the increasing number of horse racing deaths in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his support for SB 469 by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) which authorizes the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to suspend horse racing licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders. The announcement comes after the 26th horse death at Santa […]

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CHRB: Medication, Training Restrictions Expanded To Other California Tracks

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, May 23, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano, 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 […]

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Del Mar Adopting Enhanced Safety Protocols For Upcoming Summer Meet

Joe Harper, chief executive officer of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., issued a statement on Tuesday concerning new safety protocols being put in place for the 80th summer season of horse racing that begins July 17 at the seaside track. The protocols follow the lead of many of the changes proposed […]

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‘Unparalleled Reputation’: Benson Appointed Chief Veterinary Officer For Stronach

The Stronach Group has announced that well-respected equine veterinarian Dr. Dionne Benson has been appointed as the Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group. For the past seven years, Dr. Benson has been the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the internationally-renowned Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) in Lexington, KY. “We are thrilled […]

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California Board Leaves Dates At Santa Anita, Advances New Safety Rules

After much anticipation, the California Horse Racing Board decided not to reallocate race dates from Santa Anita Park at a board meeting Thursday afternoon. “My view is that racing since Santa Anita has reopened has been really good, there have been no accidents. Personally, I see no reason to move the race dates,” said CHRB […]

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CHRB Cancels April 12 Meeting; Santa Anita Dates Discussion Moved To April 18

The special meeting of the California Horse Racing Board that was scheduled for April 12 has been canceled. The discussion of Santa Anita Park is being moved to the agenda for the April 18 meeting of the Board. The April 18 meeting will take place in the Baldwin Terrace Room at Santa Anita beginning at […]

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Mandatory Payout: Santa Anita’s Pick Six Pool Could Approach $3 Million Saturday

With a CHRB-approved mandatory payout on the table and the likelihood of a $3 million pool looming, there is a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot into Saturday at Santa Anita of $815,939. The popular wager, which allows players to cover 10 times as many horses per race than the original two dollar […]

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Santa Anita Experiment: Jockeys To Ride Without Whips On April 12

The Jockeys’ Guild has thrown its support behind a plan for jockeys at Santa Anita Park to ride without whips on April 12, an “experiment” designed to mimic proposed rule changes which ban whip use, reports drf.com. In a letter sent Friday to the CHRB, Santa Anita, and the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the Guild […]

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