No Regrets from Team Pharoah

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2015) -- There were no regrets from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert the morning after the Triple Crown winner finished second to Keen Ice in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Nor was there any further light shed on whether Zayat Stables' homebred runner will compete again.

Keen Ice Upsets American Pharoah

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2015) -- Before the running of the $1.6 millionTravers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Dale Romans thanked the New York Racing Association for capping attendance at 50,000 people—so more, he said, would not be there to boo Keen Ice after the Curlin colt took down Triple Crown champion American Pharoah.

CHRB Reaffirms Support for Third-Party Lasix

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2015) – Members of the California Horse Racing Board and California horse racing industry leaders are reaffirming their support for the concept of third-party Lasix administration as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, while offering reassurance that the vote by the Board Thursday to refer the matter to a committee for further review is purely an effort to deal with potential problems, not to sidetrack the initiative.

Beholder in Classic Romp

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2015) -- The Del Mar crowd let out a hopeful roar when Beholder blew by her male companions in the final turn of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr.I), but even the most hopeful in attendance could not have imagined what was coming next.

CHRB Meeting Summary

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 22, 2015) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 20, at Del Mar Racetrack. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper, George Krikorian, and Alex Solis also were in attendance.

Breeder Neve a Triple Winner

ALBANY, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2015) – California breeder Lou Neve bred three winners at California tracks on Friday.

Chief of Staff won the fifth race, an optional claimer, at Del Mar. Olympic Lady broke her maiden at Del Mar. And Fortyninegameplan broke her maiden at Ferndale.

Chief of Staff is a 3-year-old colt by Majestic Warrior, out of the Awesome Again mare Morning Jewel, is owned by Mark DeDomenico and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He ran the mile in 1:36.32 and won by 6 ½ lengths as the even-money favorite.