Masochistic to be Disqualified from BC Sprint: Daily Racing Form 12/19/16

By: Jay Privman Masochistic will be disqualified from his second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and his trainer, Ron Ellis, faces a potential penalty from the California Horse Racing Board after two separate tests confirmed small amounts of a legal steroid in the horse’s system, Ellis said Monday. Ellis said he was informed Sunday

CHRB Considers Altering Training Rules: Blood-Horse 12/14/16

By: Jeremy Balan The California Horse Racing Board's Medication, Safety, and Welfare Committee Dec. 14 moved forward three measures to adjust training regulations more into line with rules currently employed for racing. During the committee meeting Wednesday at Los Alamitos Race Course, CHRB members Madeline Auerbach and Alex Solis, along with CHRB executive director Rick

Changes Imminent for Medication Penalties: CHRB.CA.Gov 12/02/16

By: CHRB News Release SACRAMENTO – The California Horse Racing Board is reminding licensees that penalties for medication violations will change January 1, 2017. The more consequential revisions to CHRB Rule 1843.3 are as follows: • Language has been added to clarify that aggravating factors allow the Board to increase penalties above the maximum for

CHRB Issues Jimson Weed Warning: Blood-Horse 11/14/16

By: BloodHorse Staff Photo: Courtesy California Horse Racing Board Images of jimson weed, which is toxic to horses   The California Horse Racing Board issued a warning Nov. 14 to horsemen at Del Mar to be diligent for possible jimson weed contamination in bedding straw. While only one contaminated bale has been seen so far,

CHRB Member Calls for Trainer ‘Profiling’:Blood-Horse 8/24/16

By: Jeremy Balan California Horse Racing Board member Madeline Auerbach, at an Aug. 24 meeting of the agency's Medication and Track Safety Committee, called for increased scrutiny on certain trainers through "profiling." The Wednesday meeting at Del Mar touched on several topics, from cell phone use by exercise riders to drug policies employed in New

Del Mar, Jockey Club Back Enhanced Medication Testing: DMTC.Com 8/22/16

By: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) and The Jockey Club have formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California, Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing Board’s (CHRB) medication testing program. The announcement was made at The Jockey Club’s regional members

California Expands Equine Drug Testing: Blood-Horse 8/18/16

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CHRB Alters Los Alamitos QH Drug Rules: Blood-Horse 7/14/16

By: Jeremy Balan Following a court ruling in March that found "house rules" banning the use of drugs like clenbuterol and albuterol forLos Alamitos Race Course Quarter Horse races to be in conflict with California Horse Racing Board rules, the regulatory agency made "emergency amendments" to allow the practice to continue through the conditions of