Dennis Carr Released from Hospital

From Golden Gate Fields
ALBANY, Calif. (Apr. 25, 2015) -- Jockey Dennis Carr, who suffered a head injury in a starting gate incident on April 19 at Golden Gate Fields, was released from Highland Hospital Friday evening and plans to return to his home in the Saratoga Springs area of New York next week.

“Dennis’ progress continues to be excellent,” said Dr. David Seftel, track physician at Golden Gate Fields.  “He plans to complete his recuperation in New York in the company of his wife, Alisa, and their dogs.”

TOC Nominates Six for Board

From TOC
ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 24, 2015) -- The TOC Nominating Committee has announced a slate of six candidates for five open seats in the 2015 Board of Directors election, including incumbents Bob Baffert, Ed Moger, Mike Pegram and Kathy Walsh and new nominees Allen Aldrich and Gary Fenton.

Brackpool Gets Ludt’s Duties

ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 23, 2015) -- The Stronach Group announced April 23 that senior vice president Tom Ludt has been appointed to spearhead a key company initiative, the purpose of which The Stronach Group is expected to reveal at a later date. Effective immediately, Ludt will assume control of the creation and implementation of the new national project under development within the company.

NTRA Letter on Tax Modernization

By Alex Waldrop, NTRA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Apr. 22, 2015) -- We at the NTRA recognize that the engine that drives every aspect of our business and sport is pari-mutuel wagering. That's why it is extremely important for our industry that the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have announced that they will examine the way winning pari-mutuel wagers are treated for tax reporting and withholding purposes.

CHRB Meeting Summary

BERKELEY, Calif. (Apr. 18, 2015) -- The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 16, at Golden Gate Fields. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair Bo Derek, Second Vice Chair Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, and Jesse Choper were in attendance.

CHRB Meetings Advisory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Apr. 13, 2015) -- The dates for two monthly meetings of the California Horse Racing Board have been changed. The meeting originally scheduled May 14 has been changed to May 21. That meeting location remains at Santa Anita Park. The meeting originally scheduled June 18 has been changed to June 25. That meeting location remains at Los Alamitos Race Course.