Tim Ritvo

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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 [...]

Santa Anita Closed Indefinitely

2019-03-06T11:07:27-05:00March 6th, 2019|

  In the wake of what has been reported to be 21 breakdowns, or equine fatalities since the meet opened back in December, Santa Anita has shut down. The track announced yesterday they were suspending both racing and training indefinitely. Tim Ritvo, of the Stronach Group which owns Santa Anita [...]

Santa Anita Will Pay Fiasco

2017-12-28T11:27:21-05:00December 28th, 2017|

The will pays for the late Pick 4 and Pick 5 were obviously low on opening day. The explanation provided by Santa Anita was the tote system displayed will pays based on each horse actually becoming the post time favorite due to a late scratch. This would be the first [...]

Santa Anita Issues Bigger Than Thought

2017-09-29T11:16:35-05:00September 29th, 2017|

Tim Ritvo stated the problems at Santa Anita are bigger than he thought and there were no fast or easy fixes. While honesty is always appreciated his comments shows he was a bit out of touch with Gulfstream's sister track as the issues there with field sizes, horse population, crazy [...]