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California Governor Signs Bill Giving CHRB Broader Authority; Names Gregory Ferraro New Commissioner

In a move to improve horse safety and bring a greater level of transparency and accountability to race tracks, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 469 by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and announced the appointment of seasoned veterinarian Gregory Ferraro to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). SB 469 would allow the CHRB […]

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Commentary: Don’t Let Animal Rights ‘Terrorists’ Make Horse Racing Go The Way Of Circus Elephants

I went to work at the track in 1965 because of my abiding love for horses. No one can question my love for the animal. However, there is a faction of society that does not love our game. These are the animal rights terrorists whose agenda is nothing less than the ending of racing altogether. […]

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NYRA: Hollendorfer Welcome To Stable, Race At New York Tracks

One day after being notified by The Stronach Group that he was no longer welcome to stable or race at any of the company’s racetracks – Santa Anita and Golden Gate in California, Laurel and Pimlico in Maryland and Gulfstream Park in Florida – Jerry Hollendorfer got the green light from the New York Racing […]

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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Told To Vacate Stalls At Santa Anita, Golden Gate

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was told Saturday by The Stronach Group, owner of Santa Anita Park, to vacate his stalls at the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack after the euthanasia of American Currency – the fourth horse from his barn to die since the winter meet began Dec. 26. American Currency sustained fractured sesamoids in […]

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Stronach 5: Fourth Leg ‘All,’ 109 Winners Worth $1,347 Friday

There were 109 winning tickets in Friday’s Stronach 5, each worth $1,347.70. The fourth leg of Friday’s Stronach 5, the fifth race from Santa Anita, became an ‘all’ due to a program error. Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence: ● Leg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – High Noon Rider $5.80 ● Leg Two – Gulfstream […]

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Golden Gate Fields Winter/Spring Meet Sees 7.4% Increase In Handle

Golden Gate Fields saw another strong increase in all sources handle at its 2018-19 Winter/Spring Meet, which concluded on Sunday, June 9. The 94-day meeting, which began on Dec. 26, was highlighted by a successful edition of the inaugural Gold Rush Weekend in April, and track management and horsemen look forward to continued positive trends […]

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Baltimore Mayor Withdraws Lawsuit Against Pimlico’s Owner Over Possible Preakness Move To Laurel Park

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young announced on Wednesday that the city has dropped a lawsuit against the owner and operator of Pimlico racetrack, host of the Preakness Stakes. In March, then-Mayor Catherine Pugh sued The Stronach Group and its Maryland racing division, the Maryland Jockey Club, which owns and operates both Pimlico and Laurel Park. […]

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Santa Anita Institutes Review Board To Examine Individual Entrants’ Medical, Performance Histories

Effective immediately, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), working closely with The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, will implement enhanced safety measures and reviews to further protect horses at Santa Anita.   Led by CHRB Equine Medical Director Dr. Rick Arthur, DVM, and Chief Steward […]

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UPDATED: Santa Anita Rejects CHRB Request To End Meet; 29th Horse Dies Hours Later

(The following story was updated to include a joint statement from The Stronach Group, Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers.) A 28th horse died after racing at Santa Anita’s meet Saturday, prompting the California Horse Racing Board to request the track end its meet early, according to the Los Angeles Times. The track […]

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New Sparks Fly In Stronach Suit As Frank Throws Shade On Granddaughter’s Show Jumping Expenses

New filings in the Stronach family lawsuit suggest the group is no closer to easing tense relations. Frank Stronach, who is suing daughter Belinda and The Stronach Group chief executive Alon Ossip, lays out allegations of false profit reports and inappropriate expensing in the latest round of paperwork dated May 14 in the Ontario Superior […]

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