Ferndale

Left Behind The Gate: Ferndale Meet Ends With ‘Bizarre’ Start To Final Race

The eighth race Sunday at Ferndale was supposed to include a field of six running in the 1 5/8-mile Humboldt County Marathon. But only four ended up breaking from the starting gate after the stalls were opened with one horse still behind the gate and another being held by an assistant starter. Video of the […]

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Sherman Keeping ‘Occupied’ During Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Trainer Art Sherman, best-known as the conditioner of California Chrome, is in the process of recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his bladder, according to brisnet.com. At 82, Sherman is still training and gets out to watch training at Los Alamitos four mornings per week. “I like to be involved, and we’ve got […]

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CHRB Sets 2019 Racing Dates, Seeks Faster Posting Of Final Odds

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas 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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CHRB Meeting: Northern California Race Dates Approved

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 17, at the Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper and George Krikorian 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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$5,000 Claiming Races at Center of Dispute Between Ferndale, Golden Gate Fields

The chairman and executive director of the California Horse Racing Board have threatened management of Golden Gate Fields with possible sanctions and/or a revision of the 2015 racing calendar after the Bay Area track apparently ignored a CHRB directive not to card certain races that would inflict damage to the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, […]

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Jockey Matt Garcia Seriously Injured in Spill at Humboldt Co. Fair

Jockey Matt Garcia suffered fractures to the C5 and C6 sections of his neck and L7 and L8 portions of his lower back from a spill incurred in Sunday’s sixth race at the Humboldt County Fair. Garcia was taken to Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna where x-rays revealed the neck injuries, then flow late Sunday […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Historic California Meet in Danger

James Morgan is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney who has been involved in many high profile legal cases involving breeders, owners, bloodstock agents, jockeys and other industry professionals. He is also a life-long supporter of California racing, going to the track as a young boy with his father, working summers as a groom, and […]

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