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CURRENTLY RUNNING

CURRENT RACE MEET
Los Alamitos
9/05/18 - 9/25/18

CURRENT RACE MEET

8/22/18 - 10/2/18

RACE TRACK LINKS

EVENTS
Important Dates

 
OFFICE LOCATIONS

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Santa Anita—Main Office
(626) 447-2145 Office
(626) 446-0270 Fax
Email:

Del Mar
858) 792-4488 Office
(858) 792-4484 Fax

Hollywood Park
(323) 243-9379

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Golden Gate Fields
(510) 524-3081 Office
(510) 524-5280 Fax

CTT NEWS
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ATTENTION THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS

(Notice date: September 18, 2018)

The CTT will hold its next regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the CTT Office Board Conference Room, Santa Anita Park.

The regular monthly meetings of the CTT Board are open to all CTT members and all members are encouraged to attend.

For more information concerning the meeting or if you are interested in raising issues and/or presenting ideas, please contact Alan F. Balch at (415) 717-2635 or Angie Carmona at (626) 447-2339.

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS
285 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
P.O. Box 660039
Arcadia, CA 91066-0039
Phone: 626 447-2145
Fax: 626 446-0270
Email: acarmona@caltrainers.org
http://www.caltrainers.org

"Thomism... and racing"
(July, 2018)
ALAN BALCH PHOTO

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) understood education and persuasion as well as anyone else ever has. He once said that when you want to convert someone to your view, you go over to where he's standing, take him by the hand (mentally speaking), and guide him to where you want him to go.

What you don't do is stand across the room, or sit next to him, shouting at him. Or, possibly worse, whisper insults in his ear, after loudly accusing him of dishonesty. You don't call him names. And you don't order him to come over to where you are.

Instead, you start where he is, and workfrom that position. That's the way toachieve movement toward consensus.

In racing, and the larger world, we've lost sight of this elementary psychology. Everywhere we look these days, we see passionate, adversarial advocates who simply scream their own prejudices and beliefs, while excoriating their opponents. All this does is make people who agree feel better, make people who disagree stiffen their resistance, and make anyone in the middle feel uneasy and skeptical that either side is speaking the whole truth.

HERBAL AND HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES: UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS
(Notice date: June 27, 2017)
Recommendations for use of herbal
products and homeopathic remedies


Homeopathy is the practice of treating disease by administering small amounts of a substance that when given in larger amounts to healthy patients would cause the same effects as the disease being treated.

"All natural" identifies the origin of a substance and is, in generic terms, the opposite of "synthetic." It does not mean that a product is safe and it does not indicate purity, potency or effect. It does not mean free of prohibited substances. "All natural" also does not mean healthy or organic...


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CTT Pledge $150,000 for Urgent
Surveillance Program Initiative

(Notice date: August 31, 2015)
ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HORSEMEN


ARCADIA, CALIF. . The leadership of California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) has voted unanimously to pledge $150,000 from its reserves to initiate and assist in leading a comprehensive race day camera surveillance and security program in stable areas at Thoroughbred tracks in California.


Trainer Profile
David Hofmans
Spring, 2017
by Ed Golden
Photos: Eclipse Sportswire, Horsephotos
TRAINER PHOTO

David Hofmans marches to his own drummer, and the beat is always double time. On any given morning at Santa Anita, the 73-year-old Hofmans and his 34-year-old nephew, Brent Fabbri, his assistant for 15 years, are in lockstep, David at 5-11 and Brent at 6-2, bald pates gleaming in the Southern California sun, as they march to a lookout point on the grandstand steps to watch their horses work.

This is a routine that began for Hofmans more than four decades ago, when he saddled his first winner, Nu Kali, at Santa Anita in 1974. He since has gone on to establish a résumé some Hall of Fame members might envy, considering his achievements.

They include three eyebrow-raising Breeders' Cup upsets: with Adoration, at 40-1 the longest shot on the board in the 2003 Distaff under Patrick Valenzuela; the 2008 Turf Sprint at 36-1 with Desert Code, ridden by Richard Migliore; and Hofmans' signature Breeders' Cup triumph, the $4 million Classic in 1996 when Alphabet Soup, ridden by Chris McCarron, toppled two-time Horse of the Year Cigar at Woodbine, paying $41.70 to win.

Hofmans hasn't lost his touch. On March 12, 2016, he saddled 16-1 outsider Melatonin to win the storied Santa Anita Handicap, leading all the way under Joe Talamo. It was Hofmans' sixth victory in a race worth at least a million dollars.


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"Ship and Win" Program Even
More Lucrative in 2017 at Del Mar

(Notice date: April 6, 2017)
ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HORSEMEN


Del Mar's simple, yet highly effective, "Ship and Win" program, where owners and trainers are given incentives to import out-of-state horses to race locally, will be back for its seventh summer at the seaside oval with a notable bonus increase providing even more encouragement to – literally – ship and win.

Previously, "S&W" horses received an automatic $1,000 check when they made their first start at Del Mar, along with an additional 30% bonus on top of whatever their purse earnings were in that initial outing. Starting in 2017, though, that automatic check has been enhanced by 50% to $1,500, with the 30% purse bonus continuing to be part of the stimulus formula.

This program is an ongoing opportunity for Southern California trainers and their owners to be rewarded for bringing new stock to California to race at Santa Anita, Del Mar, and Los Alamitos.



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWS
Stable Notes
Racing News
Photos
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWS
Racing News
Photos
NEWS FROM THE CHRB
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California Horse Racing Board
1010 Hurley Way, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 263-6000

Date: August 24, 2018
SUMMARY OF CHRB ACTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS 8-23-18
DEL MAR, CA - The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 23, at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas and Jesse Choper also were in attendance.
The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief:
  • Acting on a recommendation from Medication Committee Chair Madeline Auerbach and Committee Member Solis, the Board approved for public notice a proposed regulation to require veterinarians for horses claimed in races to report the administration of any intra-articular injections to the new veterinarians. The official veterinarian will oversee this procedure but the information itself will pass directly from one practicing veterinarian to another, retaining its confidentiality. Vice Chair Auerbach stressed the cooperative nature of discussions with veterinarians, trainers and owners that led to agreement on this matter.
  • The Board approved the license application for Pacific Racing Association (PRA) to conduct a race meet at Golden Gate Fields that will run from October 17 through December 9. However, the license is contingent on PRA submitting "agreements with each satellite wagering facility in Northern California, as required by law, including the TOC horsemen's agreement and all other outstanding items mentioned in the staff analysis, by the close of business on September 10, 2018. This condition is in the public interest and serves the purpose of the California horse racing law."

EQUINE HEALTH


The Horse Report from
UC Davis Equine Health Center

Equine Health Report

  • Creating a Lasting Legacy of Helping Horses
  • CEH Foals Join Animal Science Auction
  • Ferraro Endowed Directorship
  • A Deadly Strain of Equine Herpes Virus
  • ...and More




2018 Research Review

With the help of generous donors, the UC Davis Center for Equine Health has worked to fund research that has advanced veterinary medicine and provide a knowledge base, establishing several focused research initiatives to concentrate resources, expertise, cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment in certain areas of scientific research over the past 45 years.

AAEP

 
The decision to geld or castrate a colt or stallion is ultimately the choice of the owner. However, questions and concerns about the procedure, aftercare and future career may be warranted. Learn more about castration by posing your questions to our experts, Drs. Jen Reda and Stephanie Regan, during the month of November.
AAEP

 
STUDY: IDENTIFYING SIGNS OF HUMERAL
AND SCAPULAR FRACTURES
(November 28, 2012)
Study: Identifying Signs of Humeral and Scapular Fractures

Dr. Erin McKerney, in collaboration with Dr. Susan Stover from the J.D Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory, at UC Davis is conducting a study to better understand the events that lead to catastrophic fractures of the humerus and scapula in racehorses. These injuries can happen suddenly, unexpectedly and often without warning to horses under the care of a large variety of trainers. Complete fractures of the scapula and humerus are almost always fatal; but, when recognized early, the predisposing incomplete stress fractures can heal and horses are able to successfully return to racing.

 



FEATURES
North American Trainer Magazine 2015 Media Information


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Edwin J. Gregson Foundation
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The California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation, Inc.
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Providing medical, dental, and optometry services for eligible backstretch workers, and their primary dependents, who care for Thoroughbred and Quarter horses at racetracks and approved training centers throughout California.



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