CHRB Meetings Advisory

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017) -- The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, January 26, at Santa Anita Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast).

Eclipse Awards on TVG2

HALLANDALE, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2017) -- The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, and Daily Racing Form announced Jan. 18 that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets Jan. 21, beginning at 8 p.m. ET from the Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park.

Barretts January Recap

POMONA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2017) -- Cautious Giant, a 6-year-old stakes-placed gelding, brought top price of $57,000 at the Barretts January mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Jan. 17. Whether the gelding is actually the top selling horse is apparently up for debate.

Baze in Bay Area Hall of Fame

ALBANY, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2017) -- Russell Baze, the winningest jockey in horse-racing history, will enter another Hall of Fame in April when he is enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco.

Baze, 58, retired from racing last June with 12,842 victories.

Baze has been inducted into both the U.S. and Canadian racing halls of fame. He was awarded a special Eclipse Award in 1995 after winning 400 races for the fourth straight year. He also was honored with Santa Anita's George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award as voted on by fellow jockeys.

Breeders’ Cup ’17 Bans Masochistic, Ellis

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2017) -- Breeders' Cup has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to its prohibited substance rule and convicted trainer rule. As a result of the issuance of a ruling by the Santa Anita Park board of stewards disqualifying Masochistic from a second-place finish in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), and redistributing the purse based upon a positive test finding for the anabolic steroid stanozolol, the following actions have been taken.

TOC Owner Seminar February 4

From TOC
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2017) -- Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is offering a free seminar, "Tax Planning for Horse Owners" - an introductory seminar aimed at helping horse owners gain a working knowledge of the rules of both federal income and state sales taxation as they apply to the racehorse business.

California Chrome Topped World Earners in 2016

From Equibase
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 2, 2017) -- Jockey Javier Castellano finished the year as the leading rider by earnings for the fourth consecutive year while Ken and Sarah Ramsey were the top earners for owners for the third time in four years and Chad Brown for the first time was the top earner for trainers, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information.

NBC to Air Pegasus World Cup

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2016) -- NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I). What would become the world's richest Thoroughbred race will be contested Jan. 28, 2017, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.