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Morey Mystery Revealed

2019-04-19T09:52:42-05:00April 19th, 2019|

On March 29, 2019 the Santa Anita stewards scratched all three of trainer William Morey's entries scheduled to race that day. This lead to widespread speculation and rumors, which were likely escalated by the complications Santa Anita faced following the rash of fatalities suffered at the racetrack. Om April 16th, [...]

Experiment Cancelled

2019-04-10T11:36:07-05:00April 10th, 2019|

Santa Anita, once known as The Great Race Place, is becoming somewhat of a joke due to the inconsistency in their statements as they relate to the fatality crisis that has plagued the track this meet. An experiment to have riders ride with no riding crops or whips whatsoever on [...]

Meeting Cancelled

2019-04-09T10:19:48-05:00April 8th, 2019|

The special meeting of the California Horse Racing Board that was scheduled for April 12 has been canceled. The discussion of Santa Anita Park moving their racing dates to a different venue is being moved to the agenda for the April 18 meeting of the Board. The CHRB indicated as [...]

The History and Future of Synthetics

2019-04-06T16:55:11-05:00April 6th, 2019|

  The History and Future of Synthetics By Peter Lee   After a 23rd horse died at Santa Anita Park on March 31, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged horse racing officials to replace all racetracks in California to "the known-safest racing surface—a synthetic track."   Horse [...]

A Santa Anita Experiment

2019-04-06T09:19:15-05:00April 6th, 2019|

  Despite world renowned Hall of Fame riders like Gary Stevens and Mike Smith publicly expressing concerns about riding in a horse race with no whip or riding crop, the CHRB and Stronach Group have decided to try it. On April 12th, 2019 Santa Anita will run without the riders [...]

Santa Anita Running, For Now

2019-04-05T08:38:48-05:00April 5th, 2019|

  The CHRB has scheduled a meeting to discuss moving the remaining dates at Santa Anita this meet to another venue. This in the wake of the 23rd fatality at the track since December 26th, 2018, and since Senator Dianne Feinstein called for an investigation into the deaths. Tim Ritvo, [...]

The Whip

2019-03-29T07:46:58-05:00March 29th, 2019|

      By a 5-0 vote, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) advanced a rule proposal that could be the strictest racehorse whip or crop regulations in US horse racing.   Under  the new proposed rule, the whipping of horses will no longer be permitted at any state-sanctioned racetrack [...]

Backside Blurbs

2019-02-26T19:45:06-05:00February 26th, 2019|

  Bad news in Kentucky. They changed the tax laws for 2018 as it pertains to gambling winnings. Kentucky, home of the greatest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby, and the thoroughbred breeding capital of the world, apparently forget that bettors fuel the industry and prevent racing for blue [...]