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‘A Real Honor’: Northern California’s Bill Delia Named CTBA Trainer Of The Year

Last month, Golden Gate based conditioner Bill Delia was notified that he had won the prestigious, 2019 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Trainer of the Year award. A ceremony honoring Delia and other various award winners will be held in Southern California on Monday, February 24. “It was a pleasant surprise,” said Delia. “It’s a real […]

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Golden Gate: Pair Of Jockeys Suspended 30 Days For Mid-Race Whip Exchange

Jockeys Silvio Amador and Julien Couton have been suspended 30 days each by Northern California stewards, according to, for an exchange of the riding crop in Golden Gate Fields’ sixth race on Dec. 12. Couton, riding the 6 horse Olive You More, dropped his own whip approaching the stretch run. As Olive You More pulled […]

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Longshot Wicked Old Fashion Nails Blanket Finish In Del Mar’s Opening Day Kathryn Crosby

Wicked Old Fashion, a lightly-regarded invader from Northern California piloted by Evin Roman, outran her 30-1 odds and then some in rallying from dead least to win the featured $84,954 Kathryn Crosby Stakes in a blanket finish Friday on opening day of Del Mar’s fall racing season. Last early and with only one horse beaten […]

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Golden Gate Fields Kicks Off 36-Day Fall Meet On Thursday

Golden Gate Fields will kick off its 36-day Fall Meet on Thursday, with first post time for a seven-race card at 12:45 p.m. PT. The nine-week meeting, which concludes on Sunday, Dec. 15, will include nine stakes races and a plethora of turf action. First post time each day will be at 12:45 p.m., with […]

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Report: Golden Gate Approved To Run Summer Meet

The Daily Racing Form reports Golden Gate Fields has received conditional approval from the California Horse Racing Board to run a meet from late August to early October. The approval is contingent upon an agreement related to track workers’ wages between Golden Gate and the California Authority of Racing Fairs. A meeting is scheduled next week […]

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CHRB: Proposals For Veterinary Record Transfer, Continuing Education Move Forward

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 19, at Santa Anita Park. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast link. In brief: The Board opened public […]

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Northern California Stabling: Golden Gate Agrees To Be Open For Training Through Summer

Representatives of Golden Gate Fields, the northern fairs, and horsemen’s groups reached agreement Friday on a financing plan to keep Golden Gate open for stabling and training during the summer fair season. The agreement eliminates the need for the Special Committee on Northern California Racing to meet April 5 as originally planned. The key elements of the agreement, which […]

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‘No Place Else I’d Rather Be’: Krigger Making The Most Of Northern California Opportunities

Jockey Kevin Krigger started riding horses at age four as he grew up in the Virgin Islands, and by the time he was 29 Krigger was the regular racing companion of Goldencents. The pair finished 17th in the Kentucky Derby, then fifth in the Preakness, but Krigger was taken off the colt before his Breeders’ […]

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