California

Tyler Baze ‘Taking It Day By Day’ At Oaklawn Park

There was plenty of Southern California star power on display last weekend at Oaklawn, notably champion Game Winner and Grade 1 winner Improbable for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in a split $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds. Game Winner and Improbable jetted home Tuesday, but some of that Southern California star power remained. […]

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Allred: ‘In The Best Interest Of The Horses,’ Los Alamitos Will Continue To Allow Lasix

Ed Allred, the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course and a major Quarter Horse owner and breeder on a national basis, said on Friday that Lasix will continue to be allowed at the current year-round Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association meeting as well as during the upcoming Los Alamitos Racing Association Summer Thoroughbred Meet […]

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Santa Anita Cancels Thursday Card Due To Anticipated Heavy Rain

With heavy rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, Santa Anita Park has announced that live racing will return with an 11-race card on Friday, with first post time at 12 noon. Although racing had been scheduled to resume on Thursday, track management is acting proactively in order to try to avoid most of the heavy […]

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Grade 1 Winner Spiced Perfection Named California-Bred Horse Of The Year

Grade I winner Spiced Perfection was named the 2018 California-bred Horse of the Year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Monday, Feb. 25. Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned […]

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Candace Coder-Chew Unanimously Chosen CARMA Board President

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit organization that provides funding for the retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses, announced today that Candace Coder-Chew has been unanimously chosen board president. Nominated by her predecessor, veteran trainer Howard Zucker, whose term had come to an end in January, Coder-Chew fills the position perfectly with her tenacious […]

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Desormeaux Guides Rye To Defend His Title In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

In his second start off a lengthy layoff, owner/trainer William Morey’s Rye saved every inch of ground under Kent Desormeax as he successfully defended his title in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic at Santa Anita Park. A 6-year-old full horse by English Channel, out of the Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, Rye got […]

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CHRB Proposes New Regulations Regarding Jockey Concussion Protocols

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 24, at Santa Anita Park. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Debra Reed-Klages, 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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8-Year-Old Ashleyluvssugar ‘Full Of Vim And Vigor’ Ahead Of Turf Classic

In his last 21 races, Ashleyluvssugar has run in stakes 20 times, 16 against open company, winning six, including four Grade II events. Not too shabby for an eight-year-old California-bred gelding that might be long in the tooth but not short on class. On Saturday at Santa Anita Park, the son of Game Plan goes for […]

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Alfieri, Reed Appointed To Fill California Horse Racing Board Vacancies

California state Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dennis Alfieri, 60, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board of Directors. Alfieri has been chief executive officer of the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation since 2017. He was principal and a founding partner at Bantry Property Services LLC from 2005 […]

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Sadler Preparing To Compete In CARMA’s Thoroughbred Holiday Classic

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) will stage its annual two-day Thoroughbred Holiday Classic this Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Held annually since 2011, the event which raises awareness to help CARMA rehabilitate and place retired Thoroughbreds, gets underway on Saturday at 8 a.m. This year’s Thoroughbreds-only show will […]

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