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Scotty McClellan To Represent ‘Very Focused’ Umberto Rispoli In Southern California

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Scotty McClellan become a jockey’s agent. His late father, Chick McClellan, had a long and successful career as an agent, teaching Scotty everything he knew along the way. His son learned well, reaping the rewards representing Hall of Fame members Chris McCarron and Alex Solis, the former […]

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Teamsters Representative Castellanos Appointed To California Horse Racing Board

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Damascus Castellanos to the California Horse Racing Board, subject to approval of the state Senate. Castellanos, 53, a resident of Los Angeles, has been a business representative for Teamsters Local No. 495 since 2012. He was a business representative for Teamsters Local No. 630 from 2001 to 2012. Castellanos […]

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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Under the new rule, all strikes […]

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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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19 Hall Of Fame Riders To Attend Jockeys And Jeans Fundraiser At Santa Anita Park

A Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with the attendees and sign […]

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CHRB: Medication, Training Restrictions Expanded To Other California Tracks

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, May 23, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano, 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 […]

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Bullet Drills: Improbable Adds Blinkers, Omaha Beach ‘Great’

A pair of Arkansas Derby probables worked this at Santa Anita Park, each firing the fastest time at the distance. Omaha Beach, winner of the G2 Rebel in his most recent outing, breezed a half-mile on Friday, covering the distance in :47.80 under retired jockey Alex Solis. “I didn’t realize it was a bullet,” trainer […]

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Another Fatality At Santa Anita Prior To Evaluation Of Track Surface

According to the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman, the fourth horse in as many days suffered a catastrophic injury and had to be euthanized at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A 3-year-old gelding trained by Mark Glatt, Charmer John had made just one start in his young career, finishing sixth on Feb. 14, and broke […]

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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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