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Former Jockey Jauregui Making ‘Easy Sense’ Of Safety At Del Mar

It’s early in the morning and Luis Jauregui is somewhere on the backstretch at Del Mar. He might be chatting with a groom about the tack he’s working on. He could be kibitzing with a trainer about the advantages of having horses on site as opposed to shipping in. He might be checking with the […]

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CHRB Seeking Executive Director to Replace Late Kirk Breed

The California Horse Racing Board is accepting applications for the position of executive director. The deadline is Sept. 27, 2013, for candidates to submit an application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications to the CHRB headquarters office in Sacramento, but should the Board determine that more time is necessary to identify suitable candidates, the Board may […]

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CHRB Executive Director Breed, 73, Loses Cancer Battle

Kirk E. Breed, who began a long and distinguished career in public service in 1963 as a volunteer Peace Corps worker in Chile and concluded his career serving as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, died Wednesday at the age of 73 following a brave battle against cancer. Mr. Breed was fully committed […]

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Judge to Monteleone: Stay out of the horse business

Thoroughbred owners in California owe a debt of gratitude to Brian McGoldrick. Who is Brian McGoldrick, you ask? To my knowledge, he’s never won any big races as a Thoroughbred owner, and currently has just one horse in training, a claimer. But McGoldrick has done something few other owners have had the intestinal fortitude to […]

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HOLLYWOOD PARK PAST-POSTING INCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION

By Ray PaulickBetting windows at 33 simulcast sites remained open on Saturday’s Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park until after the Grade 3 stakes race had been run because they did not receive a stop betting signal from the Scientific Games tote system that contracts with California racetracks to handle pari-mutuel wagering. According to […]

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LAWSUIT CLAIMS CHRB RULE RESTRICTS COMMERCE

By Ray PaulickResponding to complaints from racing secretaries that horses were being claimed in California races and immediately shipped out of state – often to tracks with purses enriched with slot machine revenue — the California Horse Racing Board in 2005 amended its rules to prohibit any claimed horse from racing outside of the state […]

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ROID RAGE

By Ray Paulick The definition of the term “illegal” has always been a bit fuzzy in the horse racing world, especially among trainers. Several years ago I asked a very prominent horseman point blank if he was giving the blood-doping agent EPO to his horses as racing’s rumor mill had it. His response was […]

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UPDATE: SADLER SCRATCHED FROM ‘DONUT DAYS’

By Ray Paulick Del Mar’s publicity office put out an updated press release Friday afternoon saying that  Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella will appear at Del Mar’s “Donut Days” fans forum Saturday morning. There was no mention made of trainer John Sadler, Del Mar’s leading trainer who was originally scheduled to appear at […]

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