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DEL MAR, Calif. (July 28, 2014) – Del Mar officials said they expected a return to grass racing when racing resumes Wednesday, following a tumultuous period last week in which three horses perished in races Friday and Saturday, causing a suspension of grass racing Sunday.
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 27, 2014) -- Claimed for $20,000 from a maiden race at Del Mar last summer, Big Macher climaxed his rise to stakes prominence with an upset of odds-on favored Goldencents in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes Sunday.
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 26, 2014) -- Del Mar is deeply saddened by the loss of Thoroughbred lives we have experienced at the track since the start of our season. Four of those losses have come on our new turf course. Despite that, we continue to have the utmost confidence in the course, as do our partners in this race meet -- the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Trainers, the Jockeys’ Guild and the California Horse Racing Board – all of whom have expressed that confidence to us today.
By Jay Hovdey, DRF.com
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 25, 2014) -- Gary Stevens spent most of Thursday afternoon watching the hours go by, planted on the couch with his dogs and a movie. http://www.drf.com/news/hovdey-old-injury-continues-take-toll-stevens
From The Jockey Club
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 23, 2014) -- The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS) today unveiled the Pedigree Binder, which enables users to easily manage, store, and view Equineline pedigrees online. The new tool is available for no additional charge whenever someone purchases an Equineline pedigree, race record, or mare produce record in PDF format.
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 23, 2014) -- Art Sherman, a career racetracker who rose to the pinnacle of the sport this past spring when he guided the mercurial colt California Chrome to the edge of racing immortality in a thrilling Triple Crown run, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award.
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 21, 2014) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Friday, July 18, in the Del Mar Surfside Race Place. 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.
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 21, 2014) -- Heir Kitty, the winner of the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita last December, is bound for Japan after selling for $750,000 at Sunday evening’s paddock sale at Del Mar.
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 20, 2014) -- Masterfully handled by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 2-1 second choice Tom’s Tribute got the jump on even-money favored Eastern invader Summer Front and scored an impressive triumph Sunday in the Grade I $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar.
DEL MAR, Calif. )July 17, 2014) -- The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will bring viewers to the opening weekend at two iconic American racetracks, Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course, on Sunday with a special, two-hour telecast featuring the Eddie Read Stakes and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks.
CYPRESS, Calif. July 14, 2014) – The Los Alamitos summer meeting ended Sunday with an average all-sources handle of $5,070,966, a figure track officials expect will increase when live racing resumes for brief race meetings in September and December.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2014) -- Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4718, a bill that amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent 50% bonus depreciation for qualified property purchased and placed in service after December 31, 2013. The House also recently voted to permanently increase the expense allowance to $500,000 (with a $2 million investment threshold), up from the current level of $25,000 ($200,000 threshold).
CYPRESS, Calif. (July 11, 2014) -- Southern California's Los Alamitos Race Course, now running its first Thoroughbred meet in 23 years, has earned accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, it was announced July 11.
CYPRESS, Calif. (July 10, 2014) -- Dual classic winner California Chrome is due to return to his Los Alamitos stable July 17, two weeks earlier than expected, and his first start back could come at his home track Sept. 20, said trainer Art Sherman.
From Breeders’ Cup
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 8, 2014) -- The Breeders’ Cup and Equibase Company LLC today announced the launch of the 2014 Virtual Stable “Road to the Breeders’ Cup” notification service, which provides a once daily e-mail of workouts, entries and results for the top contenders for all 13 World Championships races. The service is free through breederscup.com and equibase.com.
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 7, 2014) -- For the 15th summer in a row, one of Del Mar’s most popular attractions – “Daybreak at Del Mar” – is back on the agenda for a unique mix of fine breakfast fare and those majestic Thoroughbreds stretching their legs on sun-splashed mornings alongside the Pacific Ocean.
By Chuck Dybdal
PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 6, 2014)–Highway Boss sat off a fast early pace and then ran down favored Global Magician and pacesetting Lucky Fame in the lane to capture the closing day Oak Tree at Pleasanton feature, the $59,515 Everett Nevin on Sunday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
By Chuck Dybdal
PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 5, 2014) – Do the Danse, who won her debut here on June 20 with a stalking trip, captured the $65,320 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes in front-running style Saturday at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
CYPRESS, Calif. (June 19, 2014) – The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday approved the transfer of the Fairplex Park meeting at the Los Angeles County Fair to Los Alamitos starting in September, a decision that ends 71 years of live racing at the Pomona racetrack.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 21, 2014) -- Eighteen of the major preps giving horses an automatic berth in a Breeders’ Cup race will be televised live on NBC or NBC Sports this summer and fall under a new agreement between Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the network’s parent company, according to an announcement by both parties Monday.