Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get ready for the start of the Kentucky Derby prep season next Saturday.
If you are worried about the seeming impasse between Santa Anita and the thoroughbred owners, Santa Anita boss Tim Ritvo is feeling good about things. In an interview with The Times, he said there seems to be agreement on the major issues but that they still have some work to do on smaller issues.
Ritvo cited stabling issues and overnight purses as issues on which there seems to be a consensus.
“I’m available seven days a week to talk,” Ritvo said, adding that he’s hoping for an...