National TV Schedule

February 20
Aqueduct: Jimmy Winkfield.
Golden Gate: Lost in the Fog.
Gulfstream: Old Hickory, Rail Splitter, Old Man Eloquent, Queen Mother, Mary Todd, American Fabius, Sage of Monticello, Mrs Presidentress, Rough and Ready, Trust Buster, Little Magician, Lady Bird.
February 23

CHRB Meetings Advisory

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2017) -- The California Horse Racing Board will conduct a regular monthly meeting Thursday, February 23, at Santa Anita Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The Medication, Safety and Welfare Committee will meet Wednesday at the same location beginning at 11 a.m.

Stevens Cleared to Ride in March

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2017) -- Gary Stevens has been cleared to resume his riding career in March after undergoing surgery for the replacement of his right hip Dec. 21.

"The doctor is very happy. I don't have to see him again for a year," the 53-year-old Hall of Fame jockey said Feb. 11 at Santa Anita Park. "He released me to start getting on horses (March 1) and I'll start riding races early March."

Stevens also underwent knee replacement surgery in 2014 and returned to ride after that operation.

CHRB Faces Another Delay In Third-Party Furosemide Administration Gulfstream Park

by Ray Paulick
Efforts by the California Horse Racing Board to begin third-party administration of the anti-bleeder medication furosemide (Salix, formerly Lasix) – initiated in 2012 – suffered another setback last week when the state of California's Office of Administrative Law disapproved an amendment to sections 1433 and 1845 of Title 4 the California Code of Regulations because the regulations “failed to comply with the ‘clarity' standard of government code” and the CHRB “failed to follow all required procedures” under the California Administrative Procedure Act.

TOC Holds Successful Tax Planning Seminar

From TOC Admin
Over 50 people attended the latest Tax Planning Seminar held by the Thoroughbred Owners of California at Santa Anita on Saturday morning, February 4th. The very popular seminar featured a panel of renowned tax experts including Jen Shah, CPA; attorney, Richard Craigo; and the moderator, Bob Ike. They discussed tax treatment for horse acquisitions and sales, tax deductions for business related expenses, the IRS “hobby loss” provision, depreciation, sales and use taxes, forms of doing business (sole proprietorship, partnership, syndicate, corporation or LLC), capital gains and more.