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Feinstein Calls for Moratorium

2019-05-28T20:08:08-05:00May 28th, 2019|

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) renewed her call for a moratorium on horse racing at Santa Anita following the 26th death of a horse since the current meet began on Dec. 26. "Another horse has died at Santa Anita Race Track, the 26th in five months and the third [...]

Arroyo: A Quiet Return

2019-05-24T06:17:57-05:00May 24th, 2019|

  Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. has made a quiet but thus far successful return to riding and winning races. Back from a broken ankle which caused him a lengthly hiatus from the saddle Norberto began accepting mounts at Santa Anita two weeks ago. He has ridden 10 horses and has [...]

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 [...]

Who’s Going Where

2019-05-20T18:07:29-05:00May 20th, 2019|

  Past the Wire takes a look ahead at who might be going where in the future months leading up to the Breeders' Cup. Of course nothing is official, and this is horse racing so everything is subject to change in a flash. These are some of projections based on [...]

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 [...]