Industry News

TODAY August 28, 2016
Trainer Hector Palma has been fined $3,000 and suspended seven days after one of his starters tested in excess of the permitted level of the tranquilizer acepromazine at Santa Anita in May, according to a ruling issued on Sunday by Del Mar stewards.
August 26, 2016
A Kentucky circuit judge has ordered the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to provide a “proper explanation” to former chief state steward John Veitch regarding how the commission apportioned three three-month suspensions to Veitch based on his actions ...
August 25, 2016
The California Horse Racing Board approved a three-year racing calendar for the Southern California Thoroughbred circuit starting in 2017, with dates similar to the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Handle at all California racetracks rose more 12 percent in July compared to the same month in 2015, according to statistics announced at Thursday’s California Horse Racing Board meeting.
A small group of animal rights activists urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to take further action to secure safer racing at Del Mar in light of a series of fatal injuries at the summer meeting.
August 22, 2016
Jockey Barrington Harvey sustained a fractured right wrist when his mount, Woodacoudashouda, slipped and fell on the first turn in Saturday’s final race at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, Calif.
August 19, 2016
Jockey Jamie Theriot has been fined $500 by Del Mar stewards for standing up before the finish line aboard Holy Lute in the $84,535 Green Flash Handicap on Aug. 12.
Southern California racing officials have reached a tentative agreement for racing dates for three years and long-term offtrack stabling beginning in 2017, executives said on Thursday.
August 17, 2016
Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., is seeking an announcer for its meet that opens Sept. 10.
Handle is up but revenue remains down about three months into Canterbury Park's 2016 experiment with reduced takeout.