National TV Schedule

December 20
Charles Town:
Eleanor Casey Memorial.
Delta Downs: B-Connected.
Fair Groudns: Sugar Bowl, Letellier Memorial.
Gulfstream Park: Tropical Park Derby, Tropical Park Oaks.
Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Futurity.
Mahoning Valley: Bobbie Bricker Memorial.

Barretts January Catalog Online Now

From Barretts
POMONA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2014) -- The catalog for the Barretts 2015 January Mixed Sale is now on-line and will be mailed later this week.  This auction of 335 head will be held on Monday, January 26 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, California beginning at 11:00 a.m.   You can view the catalog now at:

CHRB Meeting Thursday

CYPRESS, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2014) -- The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting this Thursday, December 18, in the Finish Line Room at Los Alamitos Race Course beginning at 9:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast of the meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The agenda and supporting package of materials also are available on the website.

House Passes Tax Depreciation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2014) -- A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed by the United States House of Representatives yesterday as part of H.R. 5771, the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014.” The bill, which extends retroactively through the end of 2014 numerous provisions which expired at the end of 2013, was passed by a vote of 378-46 and now goes to United States Senate for consideration.

Hovdey on Dr. Jack Robbins

By Jay Hovdey,
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2014) -- Among the items tucked into the corners of the well-worn wallet carried by Dr. Jack Robbins was a yellowed past performance clipped from the Feb. 4, 1961, West Coast edition of Daily Racing Form. The horse was Sister Antoine, a 4-year-old daughter of Royal Serenade. The race was the Santa Margarita Handicap.

Del Mar Fall Season a Success

From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2014) -- Del Mar’s first “Bing Crosby Season” was declared a smashing success by all involved following Sunday’s close to the four-week meeting which saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California’s newest season of Thoroughbred sport.

History of Derby Winners to Turf

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2014) -- Sure, the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro—but a turf race involving the three Derby winners certainly would be intriguing, as each one delivered big efforts on grass during their careers.