‘Pharoah Phans Turn Out

By Paulick Report
OCEANPORT, N.J. (Aug. 1, 2015) -- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah never turned a hair when galloping in front of 5,000 adoring and cheering fans who turned out early on Friday morning to watch him continue his preparations up to Sunday’s Grade 1, $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/5000-pharoah-phans-pack-monmouth-friday-to-watch-colt-gallop/

CHRB to Review Valenzuela Return

By Paulick Report
DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2015) -- The California Horse Racing Board in closed session on July 17 rejected a proposed decision by hearing officer Daniel Q. Schiffer to permit suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela to exercise horses at CHRB-licensed facilities and be relicensed as a jockey after paying a $1,000 fine.” http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/chrb-rejects-hearing-officer-proposal-to-license-patrick-valenzuela/

AAEP Initiative to Protect Racehorse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 29, 2015) -- The American Association of Equine Practitioners today announced a multi-part initiative to protect the health and welfare of the racehorse and help ensure the long-term viability of the racing industry in the United States. The central component of the AAEP’s Prescription for Racing Reform is the association’s commitment to identifying non-race day treatment alternatives for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH).

NTRA-Supported Bill Progresses

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2015) -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee completed its work on a tax extenders bill in a markup session earlier today and approved the resulting document by a 23-3 vote. The bill contains tax provisions to help families, individuals and small businesses, including specific incentives supported by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) because they spur investment in the horse racing industry.

CHRB Meeting Summary

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 18, 2015) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Friday, July 17, at Del Mar Racetrack. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper, George Krikorian, and Alex Solis also were in attendance.

Barretts Yearling Catalog Now Online

From Barretts
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 1, 2015) -- The catalog for the inaugural Barretts Select Yearling Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon.  This auction of 68 yearlings will be held on Saturday night, August 15 starting approximately 30 minutes after the last race in the Surfside Race Place located on the grounds of the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California.  We believe this will be the best group of yearlings in terms of quality and depth to be offered in the Western United States in the last 30 years and that this auction will soon become a yearly marquee event of the summer Del Mar race meet.  Because of the depth of the quality for this sale, we have instituted for the first time an “Also Eligible List” which begins with Hip Number 70 in the catalog and will allow horses to “scratch into the sale” if a yearling numerically below them (in terms of Hip Number) is withdrawn.