Puhich Memorial Service on Friday

A memorial service for jockey agent Ivan Puhich is scheduled for Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paddock Tavern.

Puhich, who represented riders at tracks throughout the West Coast in a more than 60-year-career, died June 19 in San Diego of what was described as “age related infirmities.” Puhich was 89.

Trainer John Sadler, who is organizing the event, said jockey Tyler Baze, Puhich’s nephew Mike and owner Mike Pegram are likely to join him as speakers during the ceremonies which will also include visual tributes to the colorful and beloved racetracker.

CHRB Meeting Summary

From CHRB
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 22, 2017) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, July 20, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance.

RTCA Accepting White Horse Awards Nominations

By BloodHorse Staff
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America is accepting nominations for the 2017 White Horse Awards (deadline for nominations Sept. 8), which honor individuals who have done something heroic—or above and beyond—on behalf of human or horse. 

The award aims to recognize those unsung heroes of horse racing, whether their actions are headline-grabbing, or the quiet and not-so-obvious kind of heroism.

Barretts August Catalog Online

From Barretts
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 8, 2017) -- The catalog for the third annual Barretts August Select Yearling Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon. This auction of 87 yearlings will be held on Tuesday August 29 starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Surfside Race Place located on the grounds of the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. We strongly believe that this year’s yearlings is the very best group in terms of quality that our consignors have presented at this sale since its inception.

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.