Baze in Bay Area Hall of Fame

ALBANY, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2017) -- Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in horse-racing history, will enter another Hall of Fame in April when he is enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco.

Baze, 58, retired from racing last June with 12,842 victories.

Baze has been inducted into both the U.S. and Canadian racing halls of fame. He was awarded a special Eclipse Award in 1995 after winning 400 races for the fourth straight year. He also was honored with Santa Anita's George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award as voted on by fellow jockeys.

Breeders’ Cup ’17 Bans Masochistic, Ellis

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2017) -- Breeders' Cup has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to its prohibited substance rule and convicted trainer rule. As a result of the issuance of a ruling by the Santa Anita Park board of stewards disqualifying Masochistic from a second-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), and redistributing the purse based upon a positive test finding for the anabolic steroid stanozolol, the following actions have been taken.

TOC Owner Seminar February 4

From TOC
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2017) -- Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is offering a free seminar, "Tax Planning for Horse Owners" - an introductory seminar aimed at helping horse owners gain a working knowledge of the rules of both federal income and state sales taxation as they apply to the racehorse business.

Barretts Catalog Supplement Online

POMONA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2017) -- The catalog supplement for the Barretts January Mixed Sale, which consists of  3 two-year-olds, 8 horses of racing age and 1 stallion prospect, is now on-line.  The January Sale now consists of 194 head and will be held on Tuesday, January 17, starting at 11 a.m. in the Finish Line Sports Grill (FLSG) pavilion located on the grounds of the Fairplex Park in Pomona, California.

California Chrome Topped World Earners in 2016

From Equibase
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 2, 2017) -- Jockey Javier Castellano finished the year as the leading rider by earnings for the fourth consecutive year while Ken and Sarah Ramsey were the top earners for owners for the third time in four years and Chad Brown for the first time was the top earner for trainers, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information.

Voting Opens for NTRA Moment of the Year

Thoroughbred racing fans again have an opportunity to have their voices heard at the Eclipse Awards by voting for the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year. Voting is now open on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website,, and via Twitter, where every retweet or use of the official hashtag for the moments presented on the @NTRA account will be counted as one vote.  

NBC to Air Pegasus World Cup

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2016) -- NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I). What would become the world's richest Thoroughbred race will be contested Jan. 28, 2017, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.