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Hollendorfer Files Complaint Against Del Mar

2019-07-18T05:14:42-05:00July 18th, 2019|

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has filed a complaint against Del Mar after the track announced they would not accept entries from him nor allot him any stalls for the summer meet which kicked off yesterday. The only publicly given reason given to Hollendorfer was to avoid public relation [...]

Del Mar Says No

2019-07-10T14:01:17-05:00July 10th, 2019|

Del Mar has decided to follow the lead set by the Stronach Group and Santa Anita racetrack and deny stalls and entries from hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Saratoga and  The NYRA had earlier announced they were backing away from their original position to allow Hollendorfer stalls and entries, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Santa Anita Re-Opens

2019-03-30T07:01:00-05:00March 30th, 2019|

  Closed following 22 equine fatalities at the meet, Santa Anita re-opened on Friday. Things seemed to go smoothly after a series of proposals, meetings, and controversy about changes the Stronach Group wants to implement and is already implementing regarding medications, riding crop/whip use, work-outs, and entries. Epical took the [...]

Pain and Disdain

2019-03-19T11:23:51-05:00March 19th, 2019|

    Pain and Disdain By Chuck Simon   No one likes lasix. No one says I can’t wait to treat my horses with lasix. No one says my training program revolves around lasix. No one says I feel great when they give my horses lasix before a race. However... [...]