california thoroughbred trainers

NAIFY OUT AS TOC CHAIR; PEGRAM TOPS BALLOTING IN BOARD ELECTION

By Ray Paulick Apparently, throwing incumbents out of office isn’t limited to state and national politics. Earlier this year, members of the California Thoroughbred Trainers voted to replace their existing board of directors with a new group, and former CTT president Jim Cassidy was one of those who found himself on the outside looking […]

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NEWLY FORMED CTT TAKES POSITION AGAINST SYNTHETIC SURFACES

The California Thoroughbred Trainers took a strong position against synthetic surfaces in a public statement. This stance came out of the newly formed CTT which was created after an upstart trainers organization agreed to disband. The organization, California Horsemen for Change, came back to the fold after being assured of a special election to […]

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CALIFORNIA HORSEMEN FOR CHANGE DOMINATE CTT ELECTION

By Ray PaulickTrainers in Northern and Southern California have elected a new board of directors to California Thoroughbred Trainers after the sitting board agreed to resign en masse when confronted by possible decertification last year by a new organization, California Horsemen for Change, started by one-time California Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association leader Darrell Vienna. […]

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IT’S WAR! CTT FIRES BACK

By Ray Paulick UPDATED 9 P.M. (NOTE: Several hours after the following story was published, the Paulick Report received a press release from the group known as California Horsemen for Change in reaction to the email distributed by the California Thoroughbred Trainers to some of its members.  Click here to read the press release from California […]

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TOC TAKING OVER SANTA ANITA’S PAYMASTER ACCOUNT

By Ray PaulickSouthern California horsemen who failed to withdraw funds from the paymaster at Santa Anita Park by 1 p.m. (Pacific) Wednesday will be unable to access their money for the next three days while the funds are transferred to a new account managed by the Thoroughbred Owners of California. Horsemen were notified of that development […]

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SADLER, MULLINS ‘TAKE LEAVE’ FROM TRAINERS’ BOARD

By Ray Paulick John Sadler, the leading trainer at the recent Del Mar meeting whose barn was raided Aug. 18 by California Horse Racing Board investigators amidst allegations of multiple postive tests for anabolic steroids in horses he trains, has taken a “voluntary leave of absence” from his position as president and as a member […]

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SATURDAYS WITH SADLER

 By Ray Paulick California racing fans who are curious why Del Mar’s leading trainer, John Sadler, reportedly has had 18 horses test positive for steroids since July 1 will have the opportunity to quiz him on the subject during a “Donut Days” promotion at the Southern California seaside racetrack Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m. […]

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WHY SANTA ANITA STAYED SYNTHETIC

After all the problems Santa Anita experienced with its Cushion Track synthetic surface this past season, why did track management decide not to go back to a conventional dirt track and instead commit to installing a synthetic surface manufactured by the Australian company Pro-Ride? Aside from the fact the California Horse Racing Board has mandated […]

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