CHRB Meeting Summary

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2017) -- The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 16, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance.

RMTC to Auction Halters

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2017) -- Between November 24 and December 1, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous racing and stallion stars on its eBay page.

Denman Elected to Hall of Fame

From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2017) -- Iconic horse racing announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon on Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake.

Del Mar Reports Record On-Track Wagering For 2017 Breeders’ Cup

by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Gun Runner's thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the first-time host of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Racing fans responded to the full fields of the world's fastest horses with their support at the betting windows, as the two-day wagering totals for the event were the strongest in several years.

The Jockey Club Releases 2017 Report of Mares Bred Statistics

The Jockey Club today released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2017 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through October 17, 2017, The Jockey Club reports that 1,342 stallions covered 31,863 mares in North America during 2017.

Based upon historical reporting trends, The Jockey Club estimates an additional 2,000 to 3,000 mares will be reported as bred during the 2017 breeding season.

Santa Anita Might Shorten Race Cards

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2017) – Santa Anita has requested the option to run seven-race programs at its discretion on weekdays during a 102-day meeting from Dec. 26 to June 24, 2018, according to documents filed with the California Horse Racing Board.

The track’s operating license application for the season is scheduled for a hearing at the racing board’s monthly meeting Thursday at Santa Anita.