Darrel McHargue

‘A Complete Surprise’: 1978’s Champion Jockey Darrel McHargue Honored To Join Hall Of Fame

Darrel McHargue, a jockey for 16 years until 1988, when he retired from the saddle to become a racing official – the last 30 years as a steward/Chief Steward with the California Horse Racing Board – has been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame for his riding accomplishments. He will be […]

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Casse, Wise Dan Among Seven 2020 Hall Of Fame Inductees

Seven new members have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The class of 2020 is comprised of trainer Mark Casse and racehorse Wise Dan in the contemporary category; jockey Darrel McHargue and racehorse Tom Bowling via the Historic Review Committee; and Pillars of the Turf selections Alice Headley Chandler, […]

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CHRB Moves To Limit Permitted Medications During Timed Workouts

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Wednesday, January 22, at the Department of Consumer Services in Sacramento. Chairman Gregory Ferraro presided. Vice Chairman Oscar Gonzales and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri and Wendy Mitchell also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the […]

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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Under the new rule, all strikes […]

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Mike Smith Earns Three-Day Suspension For San Felipe Incident With McKinzie

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was given a three-day suspension by the Santa Anita stewards because of the incident in Saturday’s G2 San Felipe Stakes, which resulted in his mount McKinzie’s disqualification. According to drf.com, the dates of Smith’s suspension will be carried out on Mar. 18, 22, and 23. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, […]

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Keith Stucki, Trainer Of Ancient Title, Dies Age 96

Keith L. Stucki, trainer of one of the greatest California-breds of all-time, Ancient Title, passed away at his home in nearby Bradbury this past Tuesday at age 96, according to his granddaughter, Shannon Hinkley. “He lived a full 96 years, believe me,” said Hinkley. “He shared the same birthday as John Wayne, May 26, and […]

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McClellan Earns Sixth Big ‘Cap Win As Jockey Agent

Despite losing an hour’s sleep with the advent of Daylight Saving Time, it was business as usual Sunday for Team Melatonin after the gelding’s front-running victory by 4 ¼ lengths at 16-1 under Joe Talamo for trainer David Hofmans in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap. Melatonin, a bay son of Kodiak Kowboy owned by […]

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At 83, The Time Is Now For Agent To The Stars DeGregory

Vince DeGregory turns 84 on Aug. 29, but he has a lot to celebrate today. On Monday, the veteran agent who now calls the shots for jockey Tiago Pereira at Santa Anita, underwent throat surgery for 90 minutes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank to remove a growth attached to his thyroid gland that left […]

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McHargue Tasked With Oversight of All California Stewards

Darrel McHargue, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey who began a new career as a racing official in 1988, was appointed Thursday by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to the newly created position of Chief Steward, whose primary responsibility will be the daily supervision of all CHRB stewards. “We want to be as consistent as possible […]

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