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CHRB Meeting: Horse Shortage a Concern

2019-05-24T05:56:17-05:00May 24th, 2019|

  Most tracks are having trouble filing races, are drawing later and later and keeping entries open longer. The horse shortage is affecting racetracks across the country and the big meets are not immune. Del Mar may be forced to run fewer races per day during the upcoming summer meeting [...]

Pender and Polanco Out

2019-05-21T20:39:33-05:00May 21st, 2019|

  A pair of Southern California trainers, Mike Pender and Marcelo Polanco, have officially been ordered to vacate their stalls at Santa Anita Park. The citations behind those orders include “an undisclosed horse welfare issue” for Pender and “training a horse on behalf of another person” for Polanco. There was [...]

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, [...]

Is It Lasix?

2019-03-28T19:18:03-05:00March 27th, 2019|

  Is Lasix Causing Breakdowns at Santa Anita? By Peter Lee   The recent rash of injuries and deaths at Santa Anita have sparked several rule changes instituted by the Stronach Group - namely, banning the use of the diuretic Lasix on race day, something that will be phased in [...]

Santa Anita to Allow Lasix

2019-03-17T06:20:26-05:00March 17th, 2019|

In the latest in what has become a sad joke at the expense of our equine athletes and the entire Thoroughbred Racing Industry, Santa Anita has now backed off their Lasix ban for a possible phase out of the drug. Let us be clear, this is not about Lasix right [...]

A Conundrum

2019-03-14T13:27:43-05:00March 14th, 2019|

  Twenty-one (21) fatal breakdowns since December 26th at one meet is a lot by any measure. I'd venture to say that number is too high for it to be coincidental, remaining cognizant that breakdowns are inherent to the sport. Track management has set forth a new set of protocols [...]