Barretts Posts Declines

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2015) -- A colt by the young stallion Twirling Candy sold for $400,000 at Monday’s Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training, topping a sale with across-the-board declines in gross, average, and median compared with 2014.

CHRB Meeting Summary

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2015) --  – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Wednesday, February 18, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Second Vice Chairman Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper and George Krikorian were in attendance.The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast link. In brief:

Changes for Eclipse Categories

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced Feb. 19 rules modifications and name changes in two Eclipse Awards categories. The older male category has been renamed older dirt male and the older female category has been renamed older dirt female.

CHRB Discusses Riding Rules

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2015) -- The discussion over riding rules brought into the spotlight with the controversial start of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) continued during the California Horse Racing Board's Feb. 18 meeting, but potential modifications to the regulations were pushed into the future.

TVG Acquires HRTV

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2015)-- Betfair and The Stronach Group announced Feb. 18 that TVG will assume operations of HRTV, bringing together the two competitors that televise North American and some international horse races.

Del Mar Track Replacement Progressing

From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2015) -- After clearing away all of the synthetic Polytrack material that made up the main track surface for the past eight years, crews have almost completed removing the stone sub-base of the main track. Those two-inch blue granite stones, approximately 15,000 tons worth, are earmarked for recycled uses on the 350-acre fairground.