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

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

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

Racing news and updates

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NEWS Delaware Cancels Acting upon the recommendation of the Chief Commission Veterinarian of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, Delaware Park has cancelled the live racing card scheduled for Monday due to the excessive heat forecast for the region. The National Weather Service has predicted temperatures in the high 90s with a heat index of value… Continue reading Racing news and updates

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

Racehorse Jabber Now dies after suffering an injury at Los Alamitos

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PATCH.COM, Ashley Ludwig reporting, May 27, 2020, reports: LOS ALAMITOS, CA —Another racehorse died after suffering an injury at the Los Alamitos Race Course, state regulators said Wednesday. Veterinarians humanely euthanized Jabber Now, a 6-year-old thoroughbred, Tuesday, according to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). The horse finished last in the third race at Los… Continue reading Racehorse Jabber Now dies after suffering an injury at Los Alamitos

Tap the Wire fatally injured while winning at Los Alamitos

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LOS ALAMITOS (CNS) | May 24, 2020 — A racehorse who survived the devastating 2017 Lilac Fire that killed 46 horses at San Luis Rey Downs reportedly died from injuries he suffered while winning a race at the Los Alamitos Race Course earlier this month. Tap the Wire, who scored $11,800 in prize money in… Continue reading Tap the Wire fatally injured while winning at Los Alamitos

Santa Anita cancels horse racing on orders from Health Dept

John Henry statue at Santa Anita Race Park. Unattributed image.

L.A. County Health Dept suspends horse racing due to COVID-19 outbreak ART WILSON reporting for the SUN writes: Santa Anita was forced to temporarily suspend racing by the Los Angeles County Health Department on Friday, less than an hour before its scheduled first race. The track had been closed to the public since its March… Continue reading Santa Anita cancels horse racing on orders from Health Dept

Snapped leg, broken back — two more kills at Los Alamitos

Patrick Buttuello labors continuously to report fallen and dead racehorses across America. In a recent article we cross-posted here about horse racing's casualty database Mr. Battuello writes: "The database is completely voluntary: While many tracks participate, some do not. Besides that, no third party – not the JC*, not a government agency, no one –… Continue reading Snapped leg, broken back — two more kills at Los Alamitos