Bricks and Mortar pulls off Eclipse Awards sweep
Bricks and Mortar had a perfect year, and the Eclipse Award voters gave his team a historic night as Bricks and Mortar and his connections swept all the top honors at horse racing's year-end awards for 2019 on Thursday night.
Third horse dies in three-day run at Santa Anita
Tikkun Olam, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Eric Kruljac, was euthanized because of undisclosed injuries on Sunday as an alarming stretch continues at Santa Anita.
Two horses die in 2 days of racing at Santa Anita
Two horses have died in two days of racing at Santa Anita, where four deaths have occurred since last month. Uncontainable and Harliss were both euthanized after breaking their right front ankles.
Vets missed chances involving Breeders' fatality
A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or deficiencies in the process used to evaluate.
Trainer sues racing board over Justify's drug test
Trainer Mick Ruis has sued the California Horse Racing Board, with the petition asking for a writ ordering the CHRB to set aside its decision to dismiss Justify's positive test in the Santa Anita Derby.
Santa Anita sees first horse fatality of new meet
Four-year-old gelding Golden Birthday broke down after taking a bad step in the final race at Santa Anita on Wednesday, becoming the track's first racing death of the winter-spring meet after veterinarians recommended Golden Birthday be euthanized.
Mike Smith wins record 217th Grade 1 race
Omaha Beach won the $300,000 Malibu Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths on opening day at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith a record 217th Grade 1 victory.
Santa Anita postpones opening day due to rain
Santa Anita is postponing the opening day of its winter-spring meet by two days to Dec. 28 ahead of next week's forecast that calls for rain.
Prosecutors find no crimes in Santa Anita deaths
California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued Thursday.
Two horses die after first race at California track
Two 4-year-old geldings died at Los Alamitos racetrack in Orange County on Saturday, adding to the death toll at Southern California tracks this year.
California board backs riding crops amendment
Jockeys riding in California wouldn't be able to strike a horse to make it run faster or be allowed to whip in an overhand motion under a proposed amendment approved by the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday.
Aqueduct to shift training, stabling to Belmont
Aqueduct, which opened its winter meet Thursday, will shut down stabling and training beginning Jan. 1 in an effort to consolidate operations at Belmont Park.
Del Mar nixes Thanksgiving races over rain threat
With the forecast calling for substantial rain in Southern California next week, Del Mar has canceled Thanksgiving Day racing.
Santa Anita to race less this winter in bad weather
Santa Anita will race less, if at all, in poor weather during the winter-spring meet beginning on Dec. 26.
California Board elects veterinarian as chairman
The California Horse Racing Board has chosen a longtime veterinarian as its new chairman.
Money raised to install equine MRI at Santa Anita
A fundraising campaign to install an equine MRI at Santa Anita has been successful, and the machine is expected to be in place during the troubled track's winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26.
Filly dies at Del Mar; other horse euthanized
Slewgoodtobetrue and Princess Dorian became the third and fourth horses to die at Del Mar since the track's fall meet began Nov. 6
Maximum Security owners to appeal court ruling
Maximum Security owner Gary West said the court's decision to dismiss the lawsuit Friday "puts Kentucky's stewards above the law."
Judge throws out Kentucky Derby DQ lawsuit
A judge dismissed the lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security, the horse disqualified as winner of the Kentucky Derby.
Fleming unanimously voted Breeders' Cup CEO
Drew Fleming, who was the chief operating officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd., has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Breeders' Cup.
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