California Horse Racing Board

CHRB: Photo-Finish Cameras To Be Updated To HD, San Luis Rey Donation Summary

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 25, at Santa Anita Park. 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 the Webcast link. […]

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Santa Anita: Owner Lodges Protest Over Race Condition

A California owner has brought into question certain racing conditions/restrictions regarding a race on the Sunday card at Santa Anita. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the sixth race on Sunday had the condition of being “restricted to trainers with 20 or less horses in their care in California.” The condition was designed to restrict entries […]

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Family Ties: Daughter Of Trainer Ron Ellis Speaks Out On CHRB Suspension

The following statement was released on Twitter Tuesday by Elizabeth Talamo, wife of jockey Joe Talamo and daughter of trainer Ron Ellis. Ellis was recently suspended 60 days by the California Horse Racing Board, after 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Masochistic – a horse in his care – returned a positive test for the steroid […]

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California Horse Racing Board Denies Ellis’ Settlement Proposal

Ron Ellis’ attorney Steve Schwartz proposed a settlement agreement to the California Horse Racing Board on Dec. 20, after the trainer was suspended 60 days for Masochistic’s positive test in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup. According to bloodhorse.com, the settlement proposed reducing his sentence to 59 days in exchange for a year’s probation; in California, a 60-day […]

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Horses Lost In San Luis Rey Tragedy Identified By CHRB

The California Horse Racing Board expresses its deepest sympathy for all victims of the fire at the San Luis Rey training center. Outrider Les Baker and trainers Martine Bellocq and Joe Herrick all were injured while attempting to rescue horses from the fire. Although more than 400 horses were saved, 46 horses tragically perished. To […]

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Report: Trainer Ellis Seeks One-Day Reduction In Suspension To Save Stable

Lawyers for Ron Ellis have submitted a proposal to have the trainer’s recent 60-day suspension cut back to 59 days for the purpose of keeping his stable intact, according to a report at bloodhorse.com. Under California rules, a 60-day suspension requires a stable be disbanded. Attorney Steve Schwartz told the Blood-Horse the purpose of the […]

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Ellis To Be Suspended 60 Days, Fined $10,000 For Masochistic’s Breeders’ Cup Positive

Trainer Ron Ellis has officially been sanctioned for the drug positive of Masochistic in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, reports bloodhorse.com. On Dec. 17, the California Horse Racing board fined him $10,000 and issued a 60-day suspension, scheduled from Jan. 1 to Mar. 1. Masochistic was found to have 30 picograms per milliliter of the anabolic steroid […]

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CHRB: Distribution Of San Luis Rey Donations A Primary Concern

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, December 14, at Los Alamitos Race Course. 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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San Luis Rey Fire: CHRB Urges Respiratory Vigilance, TSG Coordinates Distribution Of Funds

As horses displaced by the San Luis Rey fire began to resuming training at Del Mar on Sunday, the California Horse Racing Board released a memo urging horsemen to utilize caution with regard possible smoke inhalation. According to drf.com, the CHRB will require a two-stage respiratory exam for any horse to be allowed to race this […]

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CHRB Confirms 46 Horses Died In San Luis Rey Downs Fire

The California Horse Racing Board has confirmed that 46 horses perished on Thursday when the Lilac Fire destroyed nearly half the barns at the San Luis Rey Downs training center, according to bloodhorse.com. A small number of horses believed to have broken through a fence are still unaccounted for. Approximately 360 Thoroughbreds from San Luis Rey […]

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