Darrel McHargue

Santa Anita Institutes Review Board To Examine Individual Entrants’ Medical, Performance Histories

Effective immediately, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), working closely with The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, will implement enhanced safety measures and reviews to further protect horses at Santa Anita.   Led by CHRB Equine Medical Director Dr. Rick Arthur, DVM, and Chief Steward […]

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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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Secret Gesture DQ in Arlington’s Beverly D Upheld

The disqualification of Secret Gesture from first to third place in the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park on Aug. 15 was upheld Friday in a Director’s Review Conference Report issued by former Illinois Racing Board executive director Marc Laino. Current IRB executive director Domenic DiCera named Laino the designee for this matter. […]

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ROAP Announces Five Pedersen Award Winners

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) announced today five winners of the 2014 Pete Pedersen Award, which is presented to stewards who have made important contributions to the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing industries. The award is named in honor of the outstanding steward and noted journalist Pete Pedersen, and the recipients were recognized at […]

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Trainer Bobby Wingfield Dies

Longtime trainer Robert (Bobby) Wingfield passed away this past Saturday, according to his son-in-law, Darrel McHargue, who is currently a racing steward at Golden Gate Fields. “He died of natural causes,” said McHargue, who is married to the former Robin Wingfield and was America’s Eclipse Award winning jockey in 1978. “He passed away at his […]

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