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CHRB Awards Golden Gate Fields, County Fairs 2024 Dates

The California Horse Racing Board conducted a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Chairman Gregory Ferraro chaired the meeting, joined by Vice Chair Oscar Gonzales and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Damascus Castellanos, Brenda Washington Davis, Thomas Hudnut, and Wendy Mitchell. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB […]

HIWU: Milton Pineda Suspended 12 Years, Fined $100,000 For Eight Banned Substance Positives

Stakes-winning trainer Milton Pineda has been issued a suspension totaling 12 years and fines totaling $100,000 by the Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit (HIWU), the enforcement arm of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA). The trainer had eight runners test positive for the banned substance diisopropylamine, a vasodilator, between June 2 and July 4 […]

‘Actions Detrimental’: Nevada Litfin Suspended Five Months By HIWU

The Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit has suspended trainer Nevada Litfin for a total of five months and issued him a $3,500 fine, according to a ruling posted to the public disclosures section of the HIWU website. The ruling cites the following violations on the date of Aug. 16, in regards to the horse Dominus […]

HISA Submits Proposed Racetrack Safety Rule Changes To FTC For Approval

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) announced this week that it has submitted proposed rule changes to its safety regulations to the Federal Trade Commission for review. The FTC will post the possible changes for public comment, and afterwards, has the opportunity to approve them. Until the FTC does approve the new rule changes, […]

Santa Anita Unveils Promotions For Autumn Meet

In addition to world-class racing, Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet will feature a wide variety of promotions, including free parking and admission as well as $3 beers and $5 margaritas on opening day, Friday, Sept. 29 and most Fridays throughout the 19-day stand. With the 40th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships coming to […]

Illinois Racing Board Approves 78 Thoroughbred Dates At Hawthorne In 2024

The Illinois Racing Board on Thursday approved 78 thoroughbred race programs at Hawthorne Race Course in 2024. Hawthorne, located 10 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, will race two days a week — Saturdays and Sundays — from March 23 to June 1. The track will race three days a week — Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays […]

Emerald Downs: Handle Down 10.6 Percent In 2023, Attendance Up 16 Percent

Emerald Down’s 2023 live racing season concluded Sunday as it began over 4 1/2 months ago, with perfect weather in Auburn, Wash. During the 52-day meet conducted over 20 weekends, the track was rated Fast on 51 of the 52 days. Attendance was up 16 percent over 2022, averaging 3,078 per race day. The biggest […]

Panel Session Topics At 2023 Global Symposium On Racing Include HISA, Mental Health

The Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona is thrilled to announce the lineup of panel sessions and workshops for the highly anticipated 49th annual Global Symposium on Racing, scheduled to take place from December 4 to 6, 2023. Racing executives and enthusiasts from across the globe will converge at the beautiful […]