California Horse Racing Board

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 Files Complaint Against Trainer William Morey; Alleges Alkalinizing Agents Given On Race Day

The California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday filed a complaint against trainer William Morey alleging violation of CHRB Rules 1843.5 (i) and 1629 pursuant to Rule 1887. The complaint further alleges that Morey’s assistant trainer administered a substance containing an alkalinizing agent via a dose syringe to two horses that were entered to race at […]

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District Attorney Forms Task Force To Investigate Equine Fatalities At Santa Anita

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Tuesday the formation of a task force to investigate the 23 equine fatalities at Santa Anita Park. The district attorney’s office has been working with the California Horse Racing Board to monitor Santa Anita since March 16, but the independent task force is new. “I have […]

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California Legislators To Conduct Oversight Hearing On Horse Racing Safety

In an effort to protect horses and jockeys amid the recent spate of racing horse deaths at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., state Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) on Thursday announced plans for a thorough, joint oversight hearing on horse racing safety. The duo also announced the introduction of new […]

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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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View From the Eighth Pole: Staying The Course At Santa Anita

(Editor’s note: On Monday afternoon, the California Horse Racing Board announced that Friday’s special meeting has been cancelled and that discussions about Santa Anita were being moved to the regularly scheduled CHRB meeting on April 18. The following was published prior to the cancellation of the meeting.) The California Horse Racing Board meets this Friday for […]

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California Senator Calls For Suspension Of Races At Santa Anita; CHRB Mulls Reallocation Of Dates

U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has called for the suspension of Thoroughbred horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., until an investigation has determined the “cause or causes” of 23 equine fatalities since the current winter meet began on Dec. 26. In an April 2 letter to California Horse Racing Board chairman Chuck […]

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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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