California Horse Racing Board Approves Limit On Use Of Whip During RacesJockeys competing in California won’t be allowed to strike a horse more than six times during a race, and then only in an underhanded position, according to a new rule approved by the California Horse Racing Board.
Horse Racing Resumes At Golden Gate Fields Without SpectatorsGolden Gate Fields resumed live horse racing Thursday, but without spectators and with numerous modifications due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Golden Gate Fields To Resume Live Horse-Racing Beginning May 14Golden Gate Fields will resume live horse racing on May 14 after receiving provisional approval Wednesday from public health officials in Alameda County
Alameda County Health Department Orders Golden Gate Fields To Suspend Racing ActivitiesThe Golden Gate Fields horse racing track in Albany suspended all racing activities Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic after being contacted by the Alameda County Public Health Department.
Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September Due To Coronavirus PandemicFor the first time in 55 years, the Kentucky Derby will not happen on the first Saturday in May.
Trainers, Vets Charged In Widespread Racehorse-Drugging SchemeMore than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, were charged in what authorities described Monday as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster.
Horse Dies At Golden Gate Fields, Prompting More Cries For End Of Horse RacingA horse was euthanized Sunday after an injury in a race at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, another California horseracing death following a number of deaths last year in Southern California.
Famed Bay Area Horse Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer Banned From Breeders' CupHall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is banned from entering horses in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, where he was barred earlier this year.
Thoroughbred Deaths Cast Shadow Over Golden Gate Fields New SeasonOn opening day of the fall horse racing season at Albany’s Golden Gate Fields, horse trainers and owners are characteristically nervous about how their horses will perform. But this season, they have new concerns about the future of their sport.
PETA Asks For Investigation Into Horse Starvation Death At Golden Gate FieldsThe advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged the Solano County sheriff on Thursday to investigate a man suspected of starving a three-year-old horse to death.
Kentucky Derby Stunner: First Finisher Maximum Security Disqualified; Country House WinsCountry House has won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Maximum Security became the first horse to be disqualified in the race.