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First Foal Is A Colt For California Stallion Conquest Farenheit

The first reported foal by Conquest Farenheit, a Grade 2-placed, multiple stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, is Rockingham Ranch’s dark bay or brown colt out of Miss Sea Cup, an allowance-winning daughter of Sea of Secrets. Foaled Feb. 14 at Harris Farms, the colt is a half-brother to six-time winner Astonishing Tweet, their dam’s only […]

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Smith’s Saudi Suspension To Be Upheld In California

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will have his suspension for whip use in the Saudi Cup reciprocated by the California Horse Racing Board, spokesman Mike Marten confirmed to horseracingnation.com. The rider was suspended 11 days total, as first reported by the Racing Post: eight days for striking Midnight Bisou 14 times, above the limit […]

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‘Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus’ Aims To Boost Field Size With Out-Of-State Entrants

Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) have announced a new program to attract out-state-horses – the Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus – paying an additional 50 percent to the owners of horses (relating to their respective purse earnings) who finish first through fifth, and have not raced in California during the previous […]

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‘There Was None Like Henry’: Popular Trainer Moreno Dies At 90

Henry Moreno, a California training icon in a career that began more than half a century ago, died 12:25 a.m. Sunday following a lengthy battle with dementia at The Kensington care facility in Sierra Madre. He was 90 years old. Immensely popular among his peers, Moreno was born in Corona, grew up on his father’s […]

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First Foals Arrive For California Stallion Prospect Park

The first foals by Prospect Park, the Grade 2 winner of $539,770 by Tapit, arrived almost simultaneously at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif. Classy Lady Liz, a winning daughter of Papa Clem, delivered a dark bay colt – her first foal – for breeder Dana Rocheford. Stakes-class producer Clouds […]

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CHRB Releases Annual Report After ‘An Unprecedented, Challenging Year’

The California Horse Racing Board released it’s annual report on Monday, covering the fiscal year revenue of 2018-2019 and the California horse racing through the calendar year of 2019. “It was an unprecedented, challenging year for California horse racing and, perhaps, for all of horse racing,” wrote CHRB chair Dr. Gregory Ferraro.  Though the number […]

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Open Houses For Harris Farms, Rancho San Miguel In California To Be Held Jan. 25

Two of California’s leading stallion operations will host open houses on Saturday, Jan. 25: Harris Farms in Coalinga, and Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel. Harris Farms will host their 2020 open house and stallion show from 10 a.m. to noon. All of the farm’s stallions will be available for viewing including new for 2020: […]

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Nelson Homebred Wound Tight Runs Away With Unusual Heat Turf Classic

It what was virtual walk in the park, Matt Nelson’s homebred Wound Tight was in complete control throughout as he waltzed to a front-running 3 ½ length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Bob Hess, Jr., the 5-year-old gelding by top […]

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Racehorses Taught California Owner Nick Alexander ‘Patience And Humility’

A day of racing which showcases California-breds without a Nick Alexander owned or bred horse would be rare indeed these days, like an NFL game without a single review. Not to worry Saturday when the 77-year-old native of Santa Monica has three horses he owns and bred entered on Santa Anita’s nine-race program featuring runners […]

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