California Horse Racing Board

CHRB: Conditional Approval Given For Stronach Track Meets, Whip Rule Extended To Training Hours

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 16, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, 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 […]

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Report: Golden Gate To No Longer Stay Open As Auxiliary Stabling Site

The Stronach Group indicated that it will no longer keep Golden Gate Fields open as an auxiliary stabling facility during the fair racing season in 2018. The BloodHorse reports that Tim Ritvo, the chief operating officer for The Stronach Group, made the announcement during a meeting of the California Horse Racing Board Nov. 16. In the past, […]

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CHRB Proposes New Medication Regulations; Approves 2018 Northern California Dates

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 26, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman 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 brief: […]

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UPDATED: CHRB Committee Meeting Gets Heated During Discussion Of Northern Cal Racing Dates

UPDATE: On Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board approved the recommendations of the Race Dates Committee outlined in the final paragraph below. Things got a bit heated during the Oct. 25 meeting of the California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee when the focus turned to the 2018 Northern California racing calendar. The BloodHorse reports that a […]

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Opinion: Maas ‘Smart Choice’ For California Horse Racing Board

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Fred Maas to the California Horse Racing Board last month to fill a vacancy left by Steve Beneto, who resigned earlier this year. Maas, who started out in politics, is currently the executive chairman of MRV Systems, a manufacturer of marine robotic vehicles. He is one of three board members that don’t […]

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Stronach: ‘A Lot Of Goodwill From Our Side’ To Improve California Breeding Program

Frank Stronach said the decision to put his family’s Adena Springs farm in Paris, Ky., on the market is based on a desire to improve racing in the states where he owns major racetracks. Though he mentioned California, Florida and Maryland, his primary focus seems to be in California, where he owns Santa Anita Park […]

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CHRB: New Commissioner Maas, Allocation Of Racing Dates And Microchipping

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 28, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, 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 […]

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Spawr Handed 30-Day Suspension, $3,000 Fine For Clenbuterol Overage

Trainer Bill Spawr saddled Skye Diamonds to a second-place finish in the G3 Adoration Stakes on May 7 at Santa Anita, but according to bloodhorse.com, the filly returned a positive test on clenbuterol. The class 3 substance was detected at 196 picograms per milliliter, above the authorized level of 140 picograms per milliliter. While clenbuterol generally triggers […]

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CHRB: Jockey Suspension Proposal Advanced, Seven-Day Corticosteroid Rule Proposed

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 24, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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Hall Of Famer Solis Questioning His Future Career After Hip Replacement

Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis recently underwent hip-replacement surgery, and remains unsure whether he will return to riding races, according to drf.com. He has not ridden since April 21. “My body is adjusting to the hardware,” Solis said. “I feel like a bionic man. I want to see how I feel about it. I don’t […]

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