Mary Forney

California Officially Approves Third-Party Lasix Rules; Implementation Expected Late This Year

The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program. The California Office of Administrative Law advised the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday that amendments to CHRB Rules 1433 and 1845, which the Board approved […]

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Forney Promoted To Executive Director Of Thoroughbred Owners Of California

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) announced the promotion of Mary Forney to the position of executive director, effective immediately. Forney has been with TOC since 2004 as director of operations. She has worked in the California horse racing industry for more than 30 years including 13 years at Santa Anita, most recently as simulcast […]

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Most owners, if they found themselves with a horse like California Chrome that showed such exceptional talent and potential in the spring of his three-year-old season, would naturally have Derby dreams. For Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, those dreams actually began three years ago. “I knew he was going to be a special horse the […]

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Video: Promising Baffert two-year-old works toward CashCall Futurity

Paulick Report weekend editor Mary Forney takes us behind the scenes at Santa Anita with video of a workout by Liaison, an undefeated Bob Baffert juvenile who is pointing to the CashCall Futurity later this month at Hollywood Park.  The video includes commentary from Baffert on Tuesday’s work.

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Santa Anita tops Belmont in on-track handle; Belmont all-sources higher

Paulick Report weekend editor Mary Forney reports that in the “friendly rivalry” between Santa Anita and Belmont this past weekend, Santa Anita came out on top Saturday in terms of on-track wagering and attendance while Belmont had the higher all-sources handle: “On a picture-perfect Indian summer day at Santa Anita, where fans cheered on Creative […]

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Forney: Prize money and TV coverage don’t jibe

While there have been positive developments this year with racing television coverage, the gap between the prize money of racing’s biggest events and the amount spent on TV coverage is still a wide one, as Paulick Report weekend editor Mary Forney points out in a new blog post.  Forney mentions a Forbes list last month […]

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Espinoza presents $10,000 check for racetrack grooms

Press Release In a winner’s circle ceremony following Wednesday’s second race at Del Mar, Jockey Victor Espinoza presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (CTHF), to be used exclusively to assist southern California racetrack grooms. The check represented Espinoza’s total earnings at Del Mar Racetrack for Aug. 10-14, […]

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Santa Anita dirt track reopens for training

Horses got back over the Santa Anita dirt surface Tuesday, following a two-week renovation project.  Jogging and galloping will be allowed Wednesday, and the track will open to full training Thursday.  Paulick Report weekend editor and LA Horse Racing Examiner Mary Forney writes: “The track had been closed to horses since July 11 for a […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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New York transplant Cassidy hoping for second Honeymoon at Hollywood

Jim Cassidy may still wear his New York roots on his head via a Yankees ball cap, but he’s all Hollywood now, hoping for a repeat in the Honeymoon Handicap at the Inglewood, Calif., racetrack on Saturday. Last year he won the 3-year-old filly turf race with Evening Jewel and comes back with a double-barrel […]

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