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California Chrome Widens Lead in Equine Standings
August 22, 2016 - California Chrome widened his lead on the list of North America’s top money-earning Thoroughbreds by virtue of his victory in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

The 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit is undefeated in five starts this year and has earned $6,930,000.

Nyquist is second with $3,565,600 and Exaggerator is third with $2,588,000.

Javier Castellano remains atop the jockey standings with $14,682,462. Irad Ortiz, Jr. is second with $14,512,736 and Jose Ortiz is third with $14,286,828.

Todd Pletcher continues to lead the trainer standings with $14,597,896. Chad Brown is second with $12,219,489 and Steve Asmussen is third with $10,089,072.

Equine earnings are for all starters of at least one race in North America and include earnings from international races. Trainer and jockey standings are for North American-based individuals but include earnings from international races.

Click here for the leaders through August 21, 2016.

Notable News:

California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

By Edited Press Release
Aug 23, 2016
The Blood-Horse

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has stepped up drug testing in Southern California with industry cooperation and soon things will be going really high tech with a new focus on biologic markers supported by The Jockey Club.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hired an additional examining veterinarian for the current meet, while the CHRB appointed a second official veterinarian, which have allowed for increased out-of-competition drug testing—an increasingly important strategy for detecting substances and practices not easily identified through traditional post-race screening.

Rick Baedeker, CHRB executive director, said increased drug testing will continue indefinitely.

The Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is critical to this effort, as it is considered the preeminent facility of its kind and administers the testing for horses participating at Del Mar, Santa Anita, and all other racetracks in the state. Research is a key component of the Maddy Laboratory's commitment to equine health and safety, and now the lab is breaking new ground by beginning development of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP).  

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Upcoming Industry Events:
  Event Date
* TRA-HTA International Simulcast Conference
Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino, New Orleans, LA
September 26-28, 2016
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* American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
December 3-7, 2016
www.aaep.org
* Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ
December 5-7, 2016
www.ua-rtip.org
* Jockeys' Guild Assembly
MGM Grand, Las Vegas NV
December 11-13, 2016
www.jockeysguild.com
* Eclipse Awards
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL
January 21, 2017
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* Pan American Conference
(TBA) Washington, DC
May 17-20, 2017
www.panamdc2017.com
Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Sports Writing Scholarship

The Fred Russell-Grantland Rice Scholarship, begun in 1956, originally was named in honor of the late Grantland Rice, a Vanderbilt alumnus and one of the best known sports writers of the 20th century. In 1986, the name was changed to also honor the late Fred Russell, another Vanderbilt alumnus who helped guide the scholarship and its recipients. A $500,000 grant was made on behalf of the TRA in 1986 to ensure the future of this valuable stipend. Click here for a list of previous winners.

The scholarship, co-sponsored by Vanderbilt, is awarded annually to an entering freshman at Vanderbilt who plans a career in sports journalism. In order to apply, high school seniors must apply for admission and complete the online Cornelius Vanderbilt scholarship application. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Vanderbilt University, 2309 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1721; (615) 322-3591 or email scholarships@vanderbilt.edu.

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