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Western Newsbeat

This section of the website is updated daily, and features summaries of external articles covering topics of interest to Thoroughbred breeders, owners, trainers and enthusiasts in the Western Region of the United States. Direct links to full news articles from legitimate publications only (no blogs or editorials) are included, although these internet links may expire after a period of time.



Fillies Clubhouse Ride’s First Reported Foals. The Blood-Horse. March 15, 2016. Grade 2 winner by Candy Ride (Arg) initiated his stallion career in California in 2015.
Spikes Rides First Winner At Golden Gate. The Blood-Horse. March 13, 2016. Jockey Shawn Spikes, 19, earns initial career win at Golden Gate Fields on March 13.
Baugh Joins Barretts Sales Team. The Blood-Horse. March 13, 2016. Greg Baugh to serve as director of business development for California-based auction company.
Santa Anita Cancels Races After Storm. The Blood-Horse. Daily Racing Form. March 11, 2016. Standing water on main track after short, heavy rainstorm leads to cancellation of final three races on Santa Anita Park's March 11 card.
Santa Anita Reaccredited By Safety Alliance. The Blood-Horse. Daily Racing Form. March 11, 2016. Santa Anita Park earns repeat commendation from National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Former Jockey, Trainer Mahorney Dies At 75. The Blood-Horse. Daily Racing Form. March 11, 2016. Northern California horseman William Mahorney, a stakes-winning trainer and Golden Gate Fields' leading jockey in 1975, died on March 10.
Golden Gate Fields To Broadcast Races In HD. The Blood-Horse. March 10, 2016. Northern California racetrack will unveil high-definition broadcast signal on March 17.
Quarantine Lifted At Sunland Park. The Blood-Horse. March 9, 2016. New Mexico track, which canceled its live racing program from January 22 through February 26 due to equine herpesvirus outbreak, deemed to be disease-free on March 9.
San Diego Broadcaster Ernie Myers Dies. Daily Racing Form. March 9, 2016. Former host of Del Mar simulcast show died at 86 on March 8.
Five G1 Stakes Anchor Santa Anita Spring Meet. The Blood-Horse. March 6, 2016. Santa Anita Park releases 34-race stakes schedule for 2016 Spring Meet, which runs from May 5 through July 10.
Sunland Park Cancels Derby, Oaks. The Blood-Horse. March 6, 2016. New Mexico track cancels 2016 editions of its marquee races -- the Sunland Derby (G3) and Sunland Park Oaks -- in wake of equine herpesvirus outbreak which has disrupted its racing program since late January.
Sunland Park Could Lift Quarantine March 9. The Blood-Horse. March 4, 2016. New Mexico track suspended its live racing program in late January due to equine herpesvirus outbreak.
Trainers Differ On Shutting Down Santa Anita’s Turf Course. Daily Racing Form. March 4, 2016. Trainers express mixed opinions about upcoming project to replace Santa Anita Park's turf course with new Bermuda footing.
Santa Anita To Suspend Grass Racing In June To Replace Course. Daily Racing Form. The Blood-Horse. March 2, 2016. Santa Anita Park officials announce plan to cease turf racing midway through upcoming spring/summer meet in order to replace current course footing with new Bermuda grass surface.
Santa Anita Stewards Fine Jacobson. Daily Racing Form. March 2, 2016. Trainer David Jacobson fined $500 for working horse at Santa Anita Park 48 hours after it had been placed on veterinarian list due to illness.
Grade 1 Winner Haimish Hy To E.A. Ranches. The Blood-Horse. February 29, 2016. Ecton Park stallion, 9, initiates his breeding career in California.
Santa Anita Stewards Suspend Exercise Rider Egan. Daily Racing Form. February 28, 2016. California Horse Racing Board officials suspend Darren Egan, subject of a 12-year jockey suspension by the British Horseracing Authority, from working as an exercise rider at Santa Anita Park.
Barretts March Sale Catalog Online. The Blood-Horse. February 26, 2016. California auction company catalogs 121 prospects for its March 30 sale of selected 2-year-olds in training, which will be conducted at Del Mar.
January Handle In California Rises Slightly. Daily Racing Form. February 25, 2016. Buoyed by account wagering, handle at all California tracks rose 1.9% in January, according to report presented during February 25 California Horse Racing Board meeting.
CHRB Approves Santa Anita Arabian Race. The Blood-Horse. February 25, 2016. California Horse Racing Board approves Santa Anita Park proposal to offer wagering on six-figure race for Arabian horses in April.

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