CHRB Seeks Harsh “Buzzer” Penalties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Apr. 10, 2014) – The California Horse Racing Board is moving to adopt strict penalties for riders using electrical devices in races or workouts. In the interim, Executive Director Rick Baedeker has issued a directive for CHRB investigators to refer any such cases directly to the racing commissioners for hearings and also to notify the local District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution.

California Chrome Dominates

By Jay Privman
ARCADIA, Calif. – It has been 59 years since Art Sherman first went to the Kentucky Derby as an 18-year-old exercise rider for 1955 Derby winner Swaps. After that, he was a jockey, then a trainer, but never has he returned to the Derby. But now he has a good reason to go back, and no one is riding higher.

CHRB Meeting Summary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Mar. 23, 2014) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Friday, March 21, 2014, at Cal Expo. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. 1st Vice Chair Bo Derek, 2nd Vice Chair Richard Rosenberg, and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper, and George Krikorian were in attendance.

CHRB Releases NorCal Fair Schedule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Mar. 22, 2014) -- After months of discussion, the California Horse Racing Board finalized the racing schedule for the Northern California fair circuit in July and August of 2015 at its monthly meeting on Friday, giving Cal-Expo in Sacramento and the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa consecutive three-week meetings.

TCA Benefits From Derby Poker Bash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2014) -- Southern Gaming Magazine announced today that Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has been selected as one of two charitable beneficiaries of the Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash, sponsored by Jim Beam and The party and poker tournament will be held on Thursday, May 1 at the Olmsted in Louisville , Ky. and will be hosted by Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum and poker professionals Phil Hellmuth, Jr. and Robert Williamson, III. Louisville-based Blessings in a Backpack has also been selected as a beneficiary.

OwnerView Hosts Ownership Conference

From The Jockey Club
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- OwnerView, the website and information resource developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to assist both current and prospective Thoroughbred owners, will host a national, two-day Thoroughbred ownership conference in October 2014 at Keeneland Race Course, it was announced today.