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Educator, Horse Owner Stephanie Hronis Joins Edwin J. Gregson Foundation Board

Stephanie Hronis, part of the Eclipse Award-winning ownership family that has campaigned champions Accelerate and Stellar Wind, has joined the board of directors of the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation, EJGF president Jenine Sahadi announced. “Stephanie’s lifelong background in education and her passion for the betterment of the backstretch community make her a perfect fit for […]

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‘A Watershed Moment’: Santa Anita Resumes Racing With Strongest Medication Regulations In U.S.

Santa Anita Park will resume live Thoroughbred racing on Friday, March 29, under rules which modernize the sport of horse racing and provide the strongest medication regulations in the United States. Approval for a complete revision of the medication rules, which were agreed upon by The Stronach Group, parent company of Santa Anita, and the […]

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Santa Anita To Resume Racing March 29 After Historic Agreement Reached On Medication Reforms

Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) on Saturday reached an historic agreement to protect the safety and welfare of horses and riders in the state. This collective mandate enacts the most stringent medication policy in North America. Belinda Stronach, president and chairman of The Stronach Group (TSG), which owns both […]

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Impasse With Horsemen Over Lasix Ban Delays Resumption Of Racing At Santa Anita

Racing at Santa Anita will not resume on March 22 as previously announced after officials with The Stronach Group – owners of the Arcadia, Calif., track – were unable to reach an agreement on a ban of the anti-bleeding medication Lasix with the Thoroughbred Owners of California. A ban on race-day Lasix, or furosemide, was […]

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Trainers Tack Walking, Making Plans While Santa Anita Remains Closed For Training

A meeting of the California Thoroughbred Trainers and more than 100 horsemen Wednesday morning saw trainers making contingency plans after the recent indefinite closure of Santa Anita Park due to a rash of equine fatalities. The Blood-Horse reported Wednesday that trainers want to know how long the closure could last, but it’s difficult to predict […]

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Northern California Stabling Issues: Public Meeting Scheduled For April 5

The Special Committee on Northern California Racing will hold two meetings in coming weeks to resolve stabling issues during the fair season this summer. The first, private meeting with representatives of Golden Gate Fields, the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF), the Sonoma County Fair and horsemen is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, in hopes of […]

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CHRB: Photo-Finish Cameras To Be Updated To HD, San Luis Rey Donation Summary

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 25, at Santa Anita Park. 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 the Webcast link. […]

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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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Martine Bellocq Remains In ‘Critical’ Condition; Trainer Suffered Burns In San Luis Rey Fire

Trainer Martine Bellocq continues to be treated at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego for burns she received trying to rescue her horses during the San Luis Rey Downs training center fire in Bonsal Thursday. Her status remains “critical” according to the hospital and her doctors have indicated that it will be at least several more days […]

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