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14 Take Aim At Saturday’s Del Mar Oaks; Mucho Unusual Faces East Coast Duo

Mucho Unusual, a change-of-tactics last-to-first winner of the Grade 2, $200,000 San Clemente Stakes on July 20, will be facing her stiffest competition in the biggest field of her career in Saturday’s  $300,000 Del Mar Oaks presented by The Jockey Club at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The second Grade 1, […]

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Mucho Unusual Circles Field In San Clemente

Last of the 10 sophomore fillies in the clubhouse turn of Saturday’s G2 San Clemente Stakes, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual was able to circle the field in time to hit the wire first under jockey Joel Rosario. The daughter of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Timothy Yakteen, covered a mile over Del Mar’s firm […]

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Upsetter Macho Unusual Wires Field To Take $200,000 California Cup Oaks

Dismissed at odds of 10-1, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual went to the front and never looked back in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita, as she breezed by three lengths under Joel Rosario. Trained by Tim Yakteen, the California-bred daughter of Mucho Macho Man, out of the Unusual Heat mare Not Unusual, […]

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CHRB: New Commissioner Maas, Allocation Of Racing Dates And Microchipping

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 28, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair 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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CHRB: Jockey Suspension Proposal Advanced, Seven-Day Corticosteroid Rule Proposed

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 24, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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‘The Ship Is Sinking’: CHRB Members Argue For Fewer Race Dates

The California Horse Racing Board had its second discussion in 2017 regarding a reduction in race dates, and, once again, received significant pushback from those in attendance at a committee meeting on Friday. According to bloodhorse.com, executive director Rick Baedeker presented the CHRB with three different calendars, each of which would reduce racing by 17-18 days. Thoroughbred […]

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CHRB Meeting: ADW, Racing Licenses Approved

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, June 22, at Santa Anita Park. First Vice Chair George Krikorian presided. Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, 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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Transylvania Winner Big Score Will Stay At Keeneland, Train For American Turf

George Krikorian’s Big Score was scheduled to return to his home base at Santa Anita on Monday, but all that changed with his half-length victory Friday in the $150,000 Transylvania (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select. “Big Score will stay at Keeneland and continue to train for his next race which we are hoping will be […]

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Big Score Upsets Transylvania Over Longshot Trifecta

George Krikorian’s homebred Big Score gave his owner just that on Friday afternoon at Keeneland, closing down the lane to win the G3 Transylvania Stakes by a half-length on the wire. The sophomore son of Mr. Big, well-ridden by Javier Castellano, earned his first graded stakes victory by covering 1 1/16 miles on a turf […]

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CHRB: Racing Secretaries To Be Allowed To Write Medication-Based Conditions

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 23, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance.   The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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