Bob Baffert, Legendary Horse Trainer, Continues Competing At Santa Anita Despite Medina Spirit's Positive Drug Test At Kentucky DerbyLegendary horse trainer Bob Baffert will continue competing in California, with state horse racing officials defending their decision after an animal rights group suggested his suspension following Medina Spirit's positive drug test at the Kentucky Derby.
Los Alamitos To Remain Open For Horse Racing With New Oversight PlanThe plan includes an extra veterinarian to oversee horses in training, and as they enter and exit the track, and a security steward to monitor the activity at the track.
2-Year-Old Filly Is 15th Horse To Die At Santa Anita Park This SeasonSanta Anita Park remains closed to the public, but restarted live racing on May 15 after closing on March 27 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Report Finds No Evidence That Illegal Drugs Contributed To 23 Horse Deaths At Santa AnitaThe 77-page report from the California Horse Racing Board examined 23 horse deaths which occurred between December 2018 and March 2019.
Calif. Horse Racing Board Proposes New Regulations On Medications, TransparencyIt calls for a ban on corticosteroids and protection for whistleblowers.
Dianne Feinstein Calls For Suspension Of Races At Santa Anita Park After Horse DeathsSen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for racing to be suspended at Santa Anita Park after the deaths of 23 horses since late December.
Horse Trainer Doug O'Neill Suspended By California Racing Board Trainer Doug O'Neill, who guided I'll Have Another to victories in the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been suspended for 135 days and placed on 18 months of probation by the California Horse Racing Board for violating a 2012 decision by the board.
Hollywood Park Racetrack To Close After 75 Years Betfair Hollywood Park will close by year's end and the 75-year-old racetrack property in Inglewood that hosted Seabiscuit and the first Breeders' Cup in 1984 will be developed with new housing and retail by its owner.
Santa Anita Gets Fall Racing Dates BackThe California Horse Racing Board has voted to transfer the fall racing dates back to Santa Anita instead of returning to Hollywood Park.