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

California Betting on Equine ‘Passports’: Thoroughbred Daily News 8/30/16

By: T. D. Thornton Advocates for some form of an “equine biological passport” have maintained in recent years that it’s the lack of funding–and not a lack of technological expertise–that is keeping drug policing based on Thoroughbred biomarker analysis from becoming a reality in United States racing. Now, thanks to a two-year, $50,000-per-year grant from

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

Miyadi Gets Fine, Suspension for Medication Violation: Daily Racing Form 7/22/16

By: Steve Anderson DEL MAR, Calif. – Trainer Steve Miyadi has been fined $5,000 and suspended 30 days after Run for Retts tested positive for the prohibited substances methamphetamine and amphetamine following the $100,500 Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos last December. The penalties were part of an agreement between Miyadi and the California Horse

CHRB to Again Consider Third-Party Lasix: Blood-Horse 6/2/16

By: Frank Angst The California Horse Racing Board will again consider adopting a third-party Lasix administration policy at its regular meeting June 16. The rule on third-party Lasix administration on race day is on the agenda for the June 16 CHRB meeting, confirms spokesman Mike Marten. The rule would meet the standards of the Association of Racing

Challenge Hair Testing Requirements: AQHA.Com 3/29/16

By: AQHA The Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships are set to take place at Los Alamitos Race Course in California on October 29. The conditions for the Challenge were issued on October 15, 2015, and included for the first time mandatory hair testing for clenbuterol, beginning with the regional qualifying races and all Championship

RCI Schedules Second ‘Town Hall’ Meeting: The Blood-Horse 2/2/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) will hold the second in a series of "Town Hall" meetings Monday, Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park. The meeting's purpose is to gather input and hold a frank conversation with racing industry stakeholders, participants, and fans in an attempt to find common ground and workable

Enforcement Update: California Horse Racing Board 1/25/16

By: Press Release SACRAMENTO, CA – This is an update of complaints, stewards’ rulings, and Board decisions involving Class 1, 2, and 3 medication violations and other significant matters. The CHRB filed complaints against trainer Gerardo Amezcua and owner Ricardo Sepulveda alleging violation of CHRB Rules 1843 (a), (b), and (d), 1843.1, and 1844 (e)(6)