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‘Chrome’ Connections Earn Cal-Bred Honors

California Chrome, the national Horse of the Year for 2014, has added two more titles—champion 3-year-old California-bred male and champion Cal-bred turf horse. He won those two titles overwhelmingly in voting by members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. He is one of three finalists for Cal-bred Horse of the Year, along with Alert Bay […]

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‘Chrome’ Honored at California State Capitol

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and his human connections were honored at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Aug. 14. According to an article in the Appeal-Democrat, both the State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved a resolution saluting the chestnut colt and his accomplishments during his Triple Crown campaign. Assemblyman Dan Logue introduced […]

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California Chrome Defies State-Bred Statistics

Much has been made of California Chrome’s modest pedigree, but this year’s Triple Crown contender has unusual roots in another sense: the actual location of his birth. California accounted for just 8 percent of the North American foal crop in 2012, as compared to 34 percent of Thoroughbreds born in Kentucky and 9.6 percent born in […]

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Keeneland, Stronach Group Pull Advertising, Ban ‘Indian Charlie’ Newsletter From Premises After Racially Insensitive Article

The Keeneland Association of Lexington, Ky., and The Stronach Group (whose holdings include Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, and the Maryland Jockey Club racetracks in addition to Xpressbet.com advance deposit wagering company) said they will stop advertising in the print and online newsletter known as “Indian Charlie” and will not permit its distribution on their […]

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Valpredo Elected CTBA President

Donald Valpredo was elected President, Harris Auerbach Vice President, Tim Cohen Treasurer and Sue Greene Secretary of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at Monday night’s Board of Directors meeting in Berkeley. It was also announced at the meeting that John Barr, Leigh Ann Howard and Jane Johnson were re-elected to Board seats and Edward Freeman […]

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Encore! Encore! Acclamation repeats as CA Horse of the Year

Acclamation was named 2012 Horse of the Year by the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, becoming the eighth multiple winner of the honor. The announcement was made at the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held Monday night at the Westin Pasadena.  Amazombie and Halo Dolly were the other finalists for Horse of the Year. Acclamation, […]

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Acclamation, Amazombie among 2012 Cal-bred champions

The California-bred Horse of the Year for 2012 will be announced at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11 at the Westin Pasadena. The business session begins at 4 p.m. with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and a 7 p.m. awards dinner. Oaklawn Park track announcer and […]

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Santa Anita joins Gulfstream in hosting separate Sunshine Millions Jan. 28

In the wake of last week’s announcement by Gulfstream Park that the Florida-bred vs. California-bred aspect of the Sunshine Millions competition would not be renewed in 2012 comes an press release from Santa Anita Park saying it, like Gulfstream Park, will instead be hosting its own “Sunshine Millions Day” on Jan. 28. Gulfstream Park will […]

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Inside the Paulick Report: Mary Makes Four-ney

A month ago, the Paulick Report proudly announced its latest full-time hire in former NPR radio host Scott Jagow, who decided to drop his promising career in Los Angeles for the horse racing industry. We still don’t know if there was something in the water he was drinking, but really, what other explanation could there […]

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Evening Jewel named California-bred HOTY

Evening Jewel was named California-bred Horse of the Year by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association.  Evening Jewel was among the winners in several categories honoring runners, breeders and sires.

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