SUMMARY OF CHRB ACTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS 4-18-19: California Horse Racing Board 4/19/19

By: CHRB ARCADIA, CA – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 18, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the

Kruljac Suspended 15 Days For Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels: Paulick Report 5/7/18

Press Release: Grade 1-winning trainer Eric Kruljac has been suspended for 15 days, reports, after one of his trainees was found to have elevated levels of carbon dioxide in its system after a February race at Santa Anita. Kruljac was also fined $3,000, and his original 30-day suspension was cut to 15 days provided he has

California Officially Approves Third-Party Lasix Rules; Implementation Expected Late this Year: Paulick Report 6/3/17

By: Press Release The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program. The California Office of Administrative Law advised the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday that amendments to CHRB Rules 1433 and 1845, which

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

Trainers Bonde, Sierra Fined for Medication Violations: Daily Racing Form 5/8/16

By: Steve Anderson ARCADIA, Calif. - Trainers Jeff Bonde and Javier Sierra were fined $500 recently by Santa Anita track stewards for medication violations. Bonde was cited after Tripski tested in excess of the permitted level of the corticosteroid Betamethasone after a third-place finish in the 10th race on March 26. Sierra was fined after

‘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