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CHRB Finalizes 2020 Schedule For Southern California Racing Dates

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 19, at Los Alamito Racecourse. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Alex Solis, Fred Maas, Dennis Alfieri, Gregory Ferraro, DVM, Oscar Gonzalez and Wendy Mitchell 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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Santa Anita To Install Prototype Data-Gathering Technology On Track Maintenance Equipment

During Wednesday night’s “Racing Surfaces” panel discussion hosted by the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program, Dr. Mick Peterson revealed he is working closely with Santa Anita in the lead up to the Breeders’ Cup to install new prototypes of data-gathering technology on the track maintenance equipment. The director of the University of Kentucky Ag […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Safety Success, ‘Historical’ Impact?

The summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga are in the books, and there’s plenty to unpack about the results. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the outcomes in terms of safety — and the bottom line. Plus, how much of a difference are historical horse racing machines […]

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Catalina Cruiser Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Just over a week after earning his third win in as many starts this year and fifth career graded stakes victory, Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser has worked his way into the top 10 of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Catalina Cruiser captured the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar on August 24 to […]

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Hronis Racing Earns Record $1.4 Million In Purses, Captures Del Mar Owner Title

Hronis Racing swept to their fifth Del Mar owner title during the course of Del Mar’s 36-day summer season, winning nine races and a record $1,441,077 in purses. Among those nine victories was an unprecedented seven stakes races. Hronis Racing is the nom de course for two brothers from Delano, CA – Kosta and Pete […]

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Prat, O’Neill Take Home Jockey, Trainer Titles At Del Mar Summer Meet

Flavien Prat and Doug O’Neill took their places atop the jockey and trainer leader boards midway through the meeting and stayed to the end in winning titles for the 80th Del Mar Summer Season which ended Monday. In winning his third championship, solo or shared, in the last four years, Prat notched 42 wins, 10 more […]

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Double Graded Stakes Winner Catalina Cruiser Named Del Mar Horse Of The Meeting

Catalina Cruiser, who completed the unprecedented double of winning the San Diego Handicap and Pat O’Brien Stakes two years in a row, was selected Del Mar’s Horse of the Meeting for the 80th summer session by a vote of the media. Trained by John Sadler, owned by Hronis Racing and ridden by Joel Rosario in the […]

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Safety First: Del Mar Summer Meet Concludes With Zero Racing Fatalities

With the national spotlight on equine safety and welfare, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 80th summer meeting today as the safest major racetrack in the United States for the second consecutive year. After introducing a comprehensive series of safety programs in 2017 and 2018, Del Mar expanded its safety measures this summer, including […]

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Nucky Leads Miller Exacta In Del Mar Futurity; Odds-On Eight Rings Loses Rider

In an eventful renewal of the Grade 1 Runhappy $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., 35-1 longshot Nucky scored by 2 3/4 lengths and then survived an inquiry after the seven-furlong sprint which was marred by an accident involving heavily favored Eight Rings and Storm the […]

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‘Among The Top Jockeys In The Country’: Prat Wraps Up Del Mar Riding Title

Closing day of the 80th summer racing season at Del Mar is an occasion to reflect on the past seven weeks for horsemen. Without doubt the preeminent human figures of the meeting have been jockey Flavien Prat, trainer John Sadler and the Hronis Racing stable of brothers Kosta and Pete Hronis. With two wins on […]

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