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Breeders’ Cup Announces Candidates For Board Of Directors Election

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the candidates for the upcoming election for the Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  The election will be conducted online from July 2 until 5pm on July 10, 2018. There are seven seats open on the 14-person Board of Directors and eight candidates have been nominated to fill those open seats.  Four […]

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CHRB: Reducing Stewards’ Subjectivity, Investigating Late Odds Changes

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, May 24, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners 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. In brief: The same […]

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‘Ultimate Race Tracker’: Agent Harry Hacek Passes Away

The racing world Sunday mourned the passing of colorful and charismatic agent Harry (The Hat) Hacek, who died Saturday afternoon in a hospice facility near Hot Springs, Arkansas, not far from Oaklawn Park where he had lived in an apartment. He was believed to be in his early 70s, according to fellow agent Vic Lipton, “my best friend for […]

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CHRB: Fatality Decrease In 2017, Handle Increase In January

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 22, at Santa Anita Park. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, 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 Webcast link. […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Roman ‘A Very Focused Young Man’

A fait accompli months ago, Santa Anita-based apprentice sensation Evin Roman (pronounced Roh-mahn) was officially acknowledged as America’s top “bug boy” last night in Hallandale Beach, Florida, as he was pronounced the nation’s Eclipse Award Winning Apprentice Jockey for 2017. A 19-year-old Puerto Rican native who was born March 4, 1998, Roman has blossomed under […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Solis Officially Announces His Retirement

From the TVG set at Del Mar, Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis officially announced his retirement from the saddle on Sunday. The 53-year-old Panamanian native last rode in April of 2017, and completes his career with a total of 5,035 victories and earnings of over $238 million. He currently serves on the California Horse Racing […]

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CHRB Proposes New Medication Regulations; Approves 2018 Northern California Dates

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 26, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners 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. In brief: […]

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CHRB: Jockey Suspension Proposal Advanced, Seven-Day Corticosteroid Rule Proposed

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 24, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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Hall Of Famer Solis Questioning His Future Career After Hip Replacement

Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis recently underwent hip-replacement surgery, and remains unsure whether he will return to riding races, according to drf.com. He has not ridden since April 21. “My body is adjusting to the hardware,” Solis said. “I feel like a bionic man. I want to see how I feel about it. I don’t […]

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LNJ Foxwoods Purchases Shamardal Filly At Arqana’s Opening Session

United States-based entity LNJ Foxwoods, the racing name of Larry, Nanci and Jamie Roth, made a splash in the opening session of Arqana’s August Yearling sale on Saturday. Agent Alex Solis went to €450,000 (~US$530,000) for a gray filly sired by Shamardal, according to racingpost.com, and she is expected to go back to the U.S. The filly is […]

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