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Hollendorfer, California Thoroughbred Trainers File Legal Complaint Against Del Mar

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, along with the California Thoroughbred Trainers organization (CTT), have filed a civil complaint again Del Mar racetrack for being denied stalls at the summer meet that begins Wednesday. Thoroughbred Daily News reported that Hollendorfer’s attorneys would be in a San Diego court Thursday seeking an immediate restraining order to […]

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‘Lower Inventory Of Horses’ Will Make Del Mar’s Five-Day Week ‘A Challenge’ For Racing Office

Close of entries and the post position draw for Friday’s card at Del Mar were still a few hours away Tuesday morning as Executive Vice Racing Tom Robbins looked over the first two programs of the meeting. “We’re happy with the first two days, given the lower inventory of horses in California this year and […]

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Wellman: ‘It’s Important To Support Del Mar And California Racing’

It will be 227 days from the December 2 end of the 2018 Fall racing season at Del Mar to Wednesday’s start of the 80th Summer season. And 227 days of absence, coupled with a winter/spring of misfortune and discontent at Santa Anita, appears to have made horsemen’s hearts even fonder than usual for the […]

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XBTV: ‘A Candid Conversation With Owner/Breeder Nick Alexander’

Nick Alexander is a staple throughout the Southern California horse racing scene as a respected owner, breeder, and local car dealership owner that just can’t ever seem to say “no.” XBTV’s own Millie Ball caught up with the Chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California recently to discuss horses, cars, and his deep rooted history […]

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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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Breeders’ Cup Nomination Discounts End July 15

Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Monday, July 15 for competition in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in […]

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Promises Fulfilled Cruises All The Way In John A. Nerud

A stumbling start by Killybegs Captain left Bob Baron’s Promises Fulfilled all alone on the front end in Saturday’s G2 John A. Nerud Stakes, and jockey Luis Saez took full advantage. Setting mild fractions, the 4-year-old son of Shackleford had plenty left in the stretch to cruise under the wire 4 1/2 lengths the best […]

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Gorajec: Los Alamitos ‘Simply Reckless’ Not To Adopt Santa Anita’s Workout Policies

Former longtime executive director with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Joe Gorajec has a new mantra on horse racing reform: “If you are not doing everything, you are not doing enough.” In his latest article at InsideRacingRegs, published by Horse Racing Reform, an industry initiative of The Jockey and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Gorajec […]

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‘Blows Up In Your Face Without Any Warning’: The Ongoing Debate Over Synthetics Vs Dirt In Horse Racing

With the Thoroughbred racing industry still trying to pin down the reasons behind the fatalities at Santa Anita this year, Tim Sullivan writes for the Louisville Courier-Journal about reasons behind synthetic tracks falling out of favor in North America racing. Sullivan points out there are only five racetracks competing on synthetic, despite clear and concrete […]

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Pharoah Colt Maven To Aim For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The first group-winning colt for his Triple Crown champion sire American Pharoah, Richard Ravin’s Maven has one more start planned overseas in the July 31 Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood. According to horseracingnation.com, the 2-year-old will then take aim at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint this fall at Santa Anita Park. “I’m trying to […]

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