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CHRB Mum On Why Morey Horses Scratched By Stewards At Santa Anita, Golden Gate

California Horse Racing Board officials are tightlipped over why horses trained by William E. Morey were ordered scratched last week by stewards at Golden Gate Fields in Albany in Northern California and Santa Anita Park in Arcadia in Southern California. Visitant and Our Silver Oak finished first and third, respectively, for Morey in an allowance/optional […]

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‘A Watershed Moment’: Santa Anita Resumes Racing With Strongest Medication Regulations In U.S.

Santa Anita Park will resume live Thoroughbred racing on Friday, March 29, under rules which modernize the sport of horse racing and provide the strongest medication regulations in the United States. Approval for a complete revision of the medication rules, which were agreed upon by The Stronach Group, parent company of Santa Anita, and the […]

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CHRB Unanimously Votes To Limit Whip To Use For Safety Only

The California Horse Racing Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve a rule which will make whip use inappropriate “except when necessary to control the horse for safety of the horse or rider.” Jockeys in violation of this rule could face fines, suspensions, or loss of purse, though stewards would not change order of finish on […]

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LA District Attorney To Work With CHRB In Investigation Of Equine Deaths

According to latimes.com and a statement released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Los Angeles County District Attorney has assigned investigators to look into the 22 equine deaths at Santa Anita Park. The DA investigators will be working in concert with the California Horse Racing Board’s ongoing investigation. A statement from PETA said […]

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Another Fatality At Santa Anita Prior To Evaluation Of Track Surface

According to the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman, the fourth horse in as many days suffered a catastrophic injury and had to be euthanized at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A 3-year-old gelding trained by Mark Glatt, Charmer John had made just one start in his young career, finishing sixth on Feb. 14, and broke […]

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Santa Anita Closing Main Track For Full Evaluation Following Fatal Injuries

In conjunction with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), Santa Anita Park has announced its main track will be closed for training beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday and all day Tuesday in order to fully evaluate sub-surface conditions such as moisture content and soil consistency. If the results of these efforts indicate the track […]

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CHRB Proposes New Regulations Regarding Jockey Concussion Protocols

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 24, at Santa Anita Park. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Debra Reed-Klages, 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: […]

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Santa Anita Guarantees $2 Million Jackpot In Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six

In an unprecedented move, Santa Anita Park announced on Thursday that it would be guaranteeing a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot for eight consecutive racing days, beginning tomorrow, Jan. 19, up until a mandatory Jackpot payout (pending CHRB approval) on Feb. 2. Fans are advised that the $2 million Jackpot guarantees will […]

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California Stewards’ Log: Trainer ‘Lost His Cool’ In Barn Area, Tried To Choke Jockey

On Monday, The California Horse Racing Board released the stewards’ rulings for the December race meeting at Los Alamitos reports latimes.com. The list of eight Thoroughbred rulings from that time period includes several unusual incidents. Trainer Edin Walther Solis was fined $500 for disorderly conduct on Dec. 16. Solis allegedly tried to choke jockey John […]

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CHRB: Out-Of-Competition Testing Rules Approved, Match Racing Problem Discussed

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, December 13, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas 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 […]

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