CHRB Changes Existing Rules to Improve Safety: TDN 2/23/17

By: T.D. Thornton The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved a series of amendments Feb. 23 with the aim of improving horse safety by better clarifying the state’s protocols for medication use and eligibility conditions, and by tweaking existing rule language to meet the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) standards for of out-of-competition testing.

CHRB Stays Miyadi Suspension: CHRB 9/29/16

By: CHRB Press Release SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Horse Racing Board today issued a stay order (attached) allowing trainer Steven Miyadi to resume training pending the outcome of the legal process involving an altercation between Miyadi and Commissioner Alex Solis. The Board had issued an interim suspension order September 25. The stay order issued

Santa Anita Installs Barn Surveillance System: Blood-Horse 9/29/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff Santa Anita Park has developed and installed a state-of-the-art video surveillance system that enables close monitoring of the track's entire stable area on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis. The new surveillance project, the most comprehensive system at any North American race track, is now fully operational in conjunction with opening day of Santa

CHRB Passes Third-Party Lasix Administration: Blood-Horse 6/16/16

By: Jeremy Balan Though many local veterinarians again voiced opposition, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day furosemide June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park. The final step for the measure to be officially enacted is approval by the California Office of Administrative Law. The CHRB voted 5-0—with member Steve Beneto

California Supports Third-Party Furosemide Administration: The Horse 8/24/15

By Edited Press Release Members of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and California horse racing industry leaders are reaffirming their support for the concept of third-party furosemide (also called Salix or Lasix) administration as part of the National Uniform Medication Program, while offering reassurance that a vote by the board on Aug. 20 to

‘Emerging Threats’ on Horizon for CHRB: Thoroughbred Daily News 6/26/15

RMTC By T. D. Thornton Don’t expect to see any Lasix-free races soon in the Golden State, but the California Horse Racing Board is zeroing in on proactive ways to head off other "emerging threats" to equine welfare, like requiring post-mortem reviews of all on-track fatalities, focusing on quality instead of quantity when it comes

California board moves closer to third-party Lasix administration: Daily Racing Form 2/18/15

By Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – The California Horse Racing Board moved closer to implementing rules for third-party administration of Lasix, voiding claims when a horse bleeds from the nostrils, and amending the criteria for disqualifications when interference occurs during races at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The racing board is expected to authorize third-party administration