CHRB Meeting Friday

ALBANY, Calif. (Apr. 22, 2014) -- The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular meeting this Friday, April 25, in the Bayview Lounge (Turf Club) at Golden Gate Fields beginning at 9:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast of the meeting can be heard through the “webcasts” link on the CHRB website (

NBC to Air Breeders’ Cup Preps

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.

CHRB Seeks Harsh “Buzzer” Penalties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Apr. 10, 2014) – The California Horse Racing Board is moving to adopt strict penalties for riders using electrical devices in races or workouts. In the interim, Executive Director Rick Baedeker has issued a directive for CHRB investigators to refer any such cases directly to the racing commissioners for hearings and also to notify the local District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution.

California Chrome Dominates

By Jay Privman
ARCADIA, Calif. – It has been 59 years since Art Sherman first went to the Kentucky Derby as an 18-year-old exercise rider for 1955 Derby winner Swaps. After that, he was a jockey, then a trainer, but never has he returned to the Derby. But now he has a good reason to go back, and no one is riding higher.

Statement of Ogden Mills Phipps

By Ogden Mills Phipps, The Jockey Club Chairman
Following the allegations raised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and reported on March 20, 2014, by The New York Times, many of us in the Thoroughbred industry are eagerly awaiting the final determination of these issues by the New York State Gaming Commission and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

TCA Benefits From Derby Poker Bash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 15, 2014) -- Southern Gaming Magazine announced today that Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has been selected as one of two charitable beneficiaries of the Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash, sponsored by Jim Beam and The party and poker tournament will be held on Thursday, May 1 at the Olmsted in Louisville , Ky. and will be hosted by Hall of Fame coach Denny Crum and poker professionals Phil Hellmuth, Jr. and Robert Williamson, III. Louisville-based Blessings in a Backpack has also been selected as a beneficiary.

OwnerView Hosts Ownership Conference

From The Jockey Club
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- OwnerView, the website and information resource developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to assist both current and prospective Thoroughbred owners, will host a national, two-day Thoroughbred ownership conference in October 2014 at Keeneland Race Course, it was announced today.