Del Mar Spruces Up for Breeders’ Cup

By Jay Hovdey, DRF.com
DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2017) -- Denny Sparks stood at the mouth of the long, bare expanse running between the barns located a few steps from the back door of the Del Mar stable office. It was Monday morning, one week before the track would be open for training in anticipation of the first Breeders’ Cup to be presented at the seaside track, and preparations were starting to get serious.

Vet Supplies, Hay Sent to Puerto Rico

From The Jockey Club
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2017) – A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. today and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m.  The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous equine groups to get aid to the more than 800 Thoroughbreds at the Camarero Race Track and to begin assisting other horses on the island.

CHRB Meeting Summary

From CHRB
CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2017) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 28, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance.

CHRB: NorCal Dates, ‘Jail’ Rule Votes Delayed

By T. D. Thornton
Northern California horsemen, racetracks, and fairs remain divided and in disarray over the future of racing in the region. This led to a déjà vu stalemate at the Sept. 28 California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) meeting, mirroring a delay in setting dates that happened one year ago when the CHRB had to keep pushing back its establishment of a NorCal racing schedule.

Post Times Announced For 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

by Paulick Report
The Breeders' Cup announced today post times for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, which will be held on November 3-4, for the first time, at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif.

The official race order and wagering menu for both days of the Championships will be announced on Wednesday, October 25.

TOC Northern Meeting Oct. 21

From TOC
ALBANY, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2017) -- Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) invites all members to the Northern California Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 21, at Golden Gate Fields. The general business meeting will allow directors an opportunity to bring the membership up to date on important issues and will include a question-and-answer session. The business meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by a buffet lunch.

Barretts 2018 Sales Calendar

January Mixed Sale
To be held in Pomona, California
Sale Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Early Bird Entry Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017
Entry Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017
Supplemental Entries Close: January 3, 2018
 
Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale
To be held in Del Mar, California
Sale Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Registration Open for Owner Conference

From The Jockey Club
DEL MAR, Calif. (Apr. 3, 2017) -- OwnerView announced today that registration is now open for the fourth edition of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is scheduled to take place in Del Mar, Calif., October 30 – November 1, 2017, immediately preceding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
 
A limited number of reserved seats are available for the Breeders’ Cup races on both Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, to those attending the conference and will be included with the full registration fee on a first-come, first-served basis.