California Horse Racing Board

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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Penalties For Positive OOCTs In California Could Soon Get Sharper

The California Horse Racing Board could soon enact changes to its veterinary rules which would toughen sanctions for positive out-of-competition tests (OOCTs). Currently, language allows positives on OOCTs to be prosecuted only as a drug “possession” since the language was written before OOCT was begun in 2007. According to a report from The Blood-Horse, new […]

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CHRB: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Licenses Approved Pending TwinSpires Agreement

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 29, (rescheduled from November 15) at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners 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) […]

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CHRB Moves To Ban Presence Of Clenbuterol On Race Day

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 25, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners 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 Webcast […]

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Derby-Winning Jockey Valenzuela Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela pleaded guilty earlier this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Authorities said the charge was tied to slapping his girlfriend at a Carlsbad restaurant. Valenzuela was sentenced to three years’ probation, fined approximately $900, required to take a year’s worth of “domestic violence […]

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CHRB Sets 2019 Racing Dates, Seeks Faster Posting Of Final Odds

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, 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. […]

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Drug Testing Expert Stanley Departs University of California-Davis, To Start New Laboratory At University Of Kentucky

Dr. Scott Stanley, who directed the modernization of drug testing in California horse racing in this century, has accepted a position at the University of Kentucky. He will continue until early next year at the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California in Davis. “This is a wonderful opportunity for […]

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Gorajec: Voided Claim Rule Should Become Standard Practice In Every State

Nine states have adopted rules voiding the claims of horses that either suffered fatal injuries or were placed on the vet’s list immediately after their claiming races, writes former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec in his latest InsideRacingRegs blog entitled “The Voided Claim Rule: Some Regulators Deserve Your Thanks.” “The voided claim […]

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California Authority Of Racing Fairs To Intervene In Lawsuit Over OTB Agreements

The California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) has been granted leave to intervene on behalf of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) in the lawsuit brought by the Pacific Racing Association (PRA), to represent the interests of CARF’s Satellite Wagering Facility membership, their employees and the local communities in which they reside. PRA, operator of […]

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