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The Lasix Ban Reaction

2019-04-27T09:34:14-05:00April 27th, 2019|

  The Lasix Ban Industry Reaction: By Mary Dixon Reynolds   The day after Battle of Midway won the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar, I walked to the Jerry Hollendorfer barn to keep my appointment with Dan Ward, Hollendorfer's assistant trainer, for an interview about Unique Bella. While [...]

Changing Leads

2019-04-24T10:15:43-05:00April 24th, 2019|

  Changing Leads By Kate Richards   My professor sucked in his breath as he considered my request.“I should have known that you would be late again on this week’s paper…Derby, huh?” he asked. “Yessir” I responded. “That and I am still making those charity hats.” I replied. “Something has [...]

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, [...]

Saving Racing

2019-04-17T11:56:51-05:00April 17th, 2019|

    Clint Goodrich is not exactly a household name in the horse racing world, but he might be someday. Clint is an experienced and extremely passionate horseman, who is well versed and very opinionated about the current demise of our sport. Goodrich claims he can fix horse racing and [...]

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 [...]

Roadster Redeems in Santa Anita Derby

2019-04-07T09:09:41-05:00April 7th, 2019|

  Roadster, under jockey Mike Smith, uncorked a massive late rally to run down Game Winner in the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, securing the colt a spot in the May 4, Kentucky Derby. Instagrand grabbed the early lead and held it well through a 1/4 [...]

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 [...]