california racing

Stronach Group Eager To Get In On Sports Gambling At Racetracks

Santa Anita Park already has a room called the Sports Book. After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision knocking down a federal law prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting, could the room be turned into an actual sports book? You bet. The Stronach Group’s COO Tim Ritvo tells the Los Angeles Times the racetrack ownership company plans […]

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Golden Gate Fields Adds May 31 To Spring Racing Calendar

With another strong season underway and its turf course in  impeccable condition, Golden Gate Fields has announced it will add Thursday, May 31 to its spring racing calendar, which is welcome news to Bay Area horsemen and fans alike. “We plan to offer a good many turf races on this extra day and throughout the remainder of […]

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Masochistic Retired, Headed For New Career As Trail Horse

The Blood-Horse reported this week that controversial Grade 1 winner Masochistic has been retired after a disappointing performance in the Sensational Star Stakes. The Bob Baffert trainee is destined for a new career as a trail horse after retiring sound, co-owner Will Shamlian told reporter Jeremy Balan. Masochistic made headlines after he was disqualified from […]

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Report: CHRB Approves New Minimum Suspension For Riding Infractions

California Horse Racing Board has approved a measure that puts into place a two-day minimum suspension for jockeys that violate riding rules during a race. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the previous rule did not have a minimum number of days required. In recent years, stewards have usually imposed a minimum of three days on […]

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Santa Anita Unveils New Wagering Menu With Additional Exotics

With Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opener just five days away this Tuesday, Dec. 26, a revamped, fan-friendly wagering menu awaits, including a special $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool on Tuesday that will cover races six through nine. In addition to the $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 on opening day, fans will find […]

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Report: Trainer Ellis Seeks One-Day Reduction In Suspension To Save Stable

Lawyers for Ron Ellis have submitted a proposal to have the trainer’s recent 60-day suspension cut back to 59 days for the purpose of keeping his stable intact, according to a report at bloodhorse.com. Under California rules, a 60-day suspension requires a stable be disbanded. Attorney Steve Schwartz told the Blood-Horse the purpose of the […]

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CHRB: Distribution Of San Luis Rey Donations A Primary Concern

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, December 14, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman 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 […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: What Now For California Racing?

It’s been one of the most devastating weeks one can imagine for horse racing, in particular, California’s equine industry. The massive outpouring of support and assistance in recent days reminds us how tight-knit and collaborative this sport can be. But with the at least temporary loss of stabling at San Luis Rey Downs and tragic […]

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Allred Forging Ahead With Revised Rezoning Plan For Los Alamitos

In the fall of 2016, the residents of Cypress, California, rejected a ballot proposal that would allow Los Alamitos Race Course to be rezoned for a mixed-use community of homes and shopping areas. The proposal was defeated, with 51.1 percent of residents rejecting the plan. Now, one year later, Dr. Edward Allred, the owner of […]

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Del Mar: Prat, Miller Reign As Bing Crosby Meet Champions

Peter Miller won the training title for the third time in the four Bing Crosby Fall meetings at Del Mar and Flavien Prat secured the jockey championship as the season came to an end Sunday. Miller’s 19 victories were more than double that of runner-up Phil D’Amato, who won three times on closing day to […]

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