California Stewards Schedule Morey Hearing May 2: Bloodhorse 4/17/19

BloodHorse Staff: Trainer William E. Morey is scheduled to appear before the Santa Anita Park stewards May 2 after a March 29 incident in which an assistant trainer allegedly administered a substance containing an alkalinizing agent via a dose syringe to two horses entered at Santa Anita that day. Based on those allegations, the stewards scratched

Santa Anita Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif., near Los Angeles, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Since 1934, Santa Anita has been one of America’s leading racetracks, showcasing Hall of Fame legends like Seabiscuit, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John Henry, and Zenyatta. In addition to signature fixtures

Stepping Up Backstretch Security Via Tech: Blood-Horse 7/12/17

By: Frank Angst Like most anyone else associated with horse racing for any amount of time, Parx Racing executive Sam Elliott is plenty familiar with the "backstretch wave" from stable gate security, a cursory review of an approaching visitor followed by a friendly motion of the hand to grant entrance. While the gesture certainly is welcoming for

CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders’ Cup: Blood-Horse 5/25/17

By: Jeremy Balan In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid such an event in the 2017 World Championships. The proposal submitted to the CHRB Thursday at Santa Anita Park asked for

Breeders’ Cup Bans Ellis, Masochistic in 2017: Blood-Horse 1/10/17

By: BloodHorse Staff Breeders' Cup has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to its prohibited substance rule and convicted trainer rule. As a result of the issuance of a ruling by the Santa Anita Park board of stewards disqualifying Masochistic

Masochistic Officially Disqualified from BC Sprint: Blood-Horse 12/31/16

By: Jeremy Balan Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic was officially disqualified from the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Dec. 31, following a positive post-race test for stanozolol immediately after the Nov. 5 contest. A ruling from the Santa Anita Park stewards made official what was an inevitable result following

Masochistic Denied Entry at Santa Anita: Blood-Horse 12/28/16

By: Jeremy Balan Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic was not allowed to enter the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park because he lacks a clean drug test following his positive post-race test for stanozolol after the Nov. 5 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). California

BC Wants Better Out-of-Competition Testing: Blood-Horse 12/20/16

By: Frank Angst Breeders' Cup officials are calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his runner-up finish in the  $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park. Breeders Cup expressed disappointment

Santa Anita Park Cameras Focus on BC Horses: Blood-Horse 11/3/16

By: Frank Angst As handicappers look for every possible angle in considering a horse's chances in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Santa Anita Park security will be monitoring every Breeders' Cup horse from a state-of-the-art surveillance system. The most comprehensive surveillance system of any track in North America, Santa Anita cameras peer into all 1,900