Racehorse collapses, dies after 4th-place finish at Los Alamitos

HEY SOCAL | by City News Service Inc. Another horse has died [was killed] in a racing accident at Los Alamitos Race Course, State horse racing officials have confirmed. Smokin Hot Fire was a 2-year-old gelding with five career races [emphasis added] and collapsed after crossing the finish line in fourth place at the end of… Continue reading Racehorse collapses, dies after 4th-place finish at Los Alamitos

Colt dies as racehorse fatalities mount up at Los Alamitos

Racehorses out on the track at dawn, Los Alamitos. Associated Press image.

CBS News reports the following on July 26, 2022: Another horse has died in a training accident at Los Alamitos, state horse racing officials announced. Rapacious, who died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, was an unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert, according to the California Horse Racing Board. Rapacious is the tenth racehorse to die… Continue reading Colt dies as racehorse fatalities mount up at Los Alamitos

Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

By Gus Garcia-Roberts | Washington Post | Los Angeles | June 29, 2021 | 5:04 p.m. EDT In 2018, as star trainer Bob Baffert led his thoroughbred Justify to the Triple Crown, California regulators embarked on a secret effort to exonerate Baffert after the horse’s positive test for a banned substance, according to confidential records obtained… Continue reading Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

CHRB Conference Call Meeting

Galloping hooves on a racetrack. Photographer Unknown.

VIA NEWS RELEASE. The California Horse Racing Board will conduct a teleconference meeting 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 16. Consistent with Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, the meeting will be teleconference only. No physical location will be provided.  The public may participate in either of two ways. The webcast audio link on the CHRB website will continue… Continue reading CHRB Conference Call Meeting

California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

PAULICK REPORT PRESS RELEASE | 5/24/21 — The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is aware of the situation surrounding Bob Baffert and the alleged positive relative to the Kentucky Derby. Racetracks in Kentucky and New York have temporarily precluded Mr. Baffert from entering horses and/or using stalls. To date, the regulatory bodies in those two… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

Racing board seeks DQ of Justify in Santa Anita Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images.

YAHOO! SPORTS reports: LOS ANGELES — The California Horse Racing Board has voted to proceed with a complaint seeking the disqualification of Justify from his victory in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby based on laboratory findings that show his post-race sample tested positive for scopolamine. The racing board won’t file a complaint against Hall of… Continue reading Racing board seeks DQ of Justify in Santa Anita Derby

Another horse injured, killed at Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos empty gate. Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune.

PEEK IT UP, a 3-year-old quarter horse filly, died after suffering an injury in Saturday’s eighth race at Los Alamitos, becoming the 23rd horse to die in a racing or training injury at the Cypress track this year. Video of the race shows the horse running fast on the outside when she appears to injure… Continue reading Another horse injured, killed at Los Alamitos

CHRB agree to investigate Justify scopolamine issue to settle lawsuit

Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images.

Mick Ruis announced on July 24, 2020, that he has reached an agreement in principle with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) regarding a settlement of pending litigation in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The preliminary agreement is intended to resolve claims against the CHRB for failure to hold a purse disqualification hearing related to… Continue reading CHRB agree to investigate Justify scopolamine issue to settle lawsuit

Los Alamitos gets green light to continue

Racehorses out on the track at dawn, Los Alamitos. Associated Press image.

The Associated Press reports: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Alamitos is off probation with the California Horse Racing Board approving its plan to address injuries and deaths at the Orange County track. The board voted 6-0 remotely on Monday to allow Los Alamitos to continue operating. It had been on a 10-day probation and under… Continue reading Los Alamitos gets green light to continue

Two more horses killed at Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos empty gate. Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune.

How long? How long . . . and what will it take to start shutting down these assembly line horse killers? ESPN reports via The Associated Press: LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — Two horses have died after suffering racing injuries at Los Alamitos, which was put on probation by the California Horse Racing Board after a… Continue reading Two more horses killed at Los Alamitos