06/27/2014 6:40PM

CHRB investigating Desormeaux over missed Thursday mounts


ARCADIA, Calif. – Kent Desormeaux will ride Friday at Santa Anita while the circumstances that led to him not riding his two mounts Thursday are under investigation by the California Horse Racing Board.

Desormeaux, scheduled to ride four horses Friday, met earlier in the day with stewards Scott Cheney, Kim Sawyer, and Tom Ward. The meeting was “informal,” according to stewards, who declined further comment pending the CHRB investigation.

As of midday, the stewards and Desormeaux expected that the jockey would ride his four mounts Friday in races 4, 6, 7, and 8. None of the principals would comment further. “It’s been turned over to CHRB investigators,” Ward said.

CHRB spokesman Mike Marten told Santa Anita publicity, “At this time, there’s an open investigation, and we can’t comment.”

Desormeaux was asked about the situation prior to his 12:30 p.m. Pacific meeting with stewards. “I have nothing to say; I’ll handle it in here [with the stewards],” he said. The Hall of Fame rider, who is scheduled to ride Imperative on Saturday in the Gold Cup, referred questions to his agent, Mike Ciani.

“I’m going to decline comment for now, too,” Ciani said. “It’s not appropriate for me to say anything. I think [the situation Thursday] was a little blown out of proportion. But that’s the racetrack.”

The CHRB investigation is expected to be completed in the next two weeks.

Jim Small More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to finding out what the problem was......
prose More than 1 year ago
I love Kent Desormeaux. On his best day he's as good a rider as Bailey, Day, and McCarron ever were. Three Kentucky Derbies and a nose away from a triple crown? That doesn't happen by accident.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neither does rehab happen by accident. Just sayin'.
sjm80s . More than 1 year ago
But owners and trainers keep skels like him on horses. Its what keeps him coming back. Don't offer mounts and they have to leave. DUH!
Jack Pritchard More than 1 year ago
Was he out with Pat V. ???
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Leslie Burke Fernandes More than 1 year ago
RayC More than 1 year ago
Cant believe they keep such a close eye on kent .whats up with this ?When others are clearly getting in mess up after mess up they bring them back you hear nothing at times ,Just my view leave him alone unless your going to be fair and treat everyone the same seems cali wants to get kent kicked out of raceing .I saw him at ocalla for the 5 races he looked okay and did not look drunk or anything else.As a fan of raceing I can clearly see a official or who ever going after kent always whats up with this .
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OK, TURKEY NECK, who cares............................NOBODY !
Leslie Burke Fernandes More than 1 year ago
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Alden Lewis More than 1 year ago
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Marvin More than 1 year ago
why not investigate the Mutuel pools that change after the race is over. winning exactas always some how get crushed down. and win
John More than 1 year ago
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Craig Mathews More than 1 year ago
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GQ More than 1 year ago
Do what ever want. We will keep betting like fools. GQ
Dennis Fisher More than 1 year ago
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Thomas Spiegel More than 1 year ago
I suspect a woman is at the root cause of this!
Thomas Mcdonald More than 1 year ago
It's always a woman!
Quite a More than 1 year ago
Correct me if I am wrong but isn't Kent's ex wife in a relationship with HRTV's Lafitte Pincay III ?
slewof damascus More than 1 year ago
as Kent's agent said above: "that's the racetrack"
Alden Lewis More than 1 year ago
kent has not been on facebook maybe something is up with him ..he has always been a lady killer