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August 29, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Horse Racing Board members tried to defuse the state's latest horse-drugging controversy Friday by appointing a committee to investigate whether four recent cases were handled properly by the board's executive secretary.
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February 27, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Hutcheson, whose decision to dismiss three horse-drugging cases last year set off a controversy that still isn't over, was fired Friday as executive secretary of the California Horse Racing Board. In an unprecedented meeting at a hotel in Arcadia, the board voted by a 4-1 margin to dismiss Hutcheson. With two board members absent, Hutcheson needed one more vote to save his job, but the only commissioner who voted for him was chairman Ralph Scurfield.
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November 14, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
California assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson), often a critic of the California Horse Racing Board, renewed his attack by accusing Dennis Hutcheson, CHRB executive secretary, of illegally waiving license fees and costing the state $5,460. Floyd, in a letter dated Nov. 9 to CHRB chairman Henry Chavez, said that Hutcheson illegally waived license fees to out-of-state trainers, jockeys and others so they could race in the Final Fourteen Race at Bay Meadows on Oct. 14.
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August 29, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Horse Racing Board members tried to defuse the state's latest horse-drugging controversy Friday by appointing a committee to investigate whether four recent cases were handled properly by the board's executive secretary.
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February 27, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Hutcheson, whose decision to dismiss three horse-drugging cases last year set off a controversy that still isn't over, was fired Friday as executive secretary of the California Horse Racing Board. In an unprecedented meeting at a hotel in Arcadia, the board voted by a 4-1 margin to dismiss Hutcheson. With two board members absent, Hutcheson needed one more vote to save his job, but the only commissioner who voted for him was chairman Ralph Scurfield.
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July 27, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Hutcheson, assistant executive secretary of the California Horse Racing Board for more than two years, was elected executive secretary at a board meeting Thursday. By a 5-2 vote, racing commissioners named Hutcheson over 41 other candidates for the $74,500-a-year job, which became vacant in April when Len Foote retired after 22 years with the board.
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May 4, 1991
The California Horse Racing Board announced Friday that it has relicensed Patrick Valenzuela, who is expected to resume his riding career on May 12 at Hollywood Park. Dennis Hutcheson, Executive Secretary of the CHRB, said that Valenzuela has been participating in a very strict drug testing and rehabilitation program. It requires Valenzuela be tested every other day, participate in rehabilitation meetings five days a week and meet with his sponsor two days a week.
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January 20, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sacramento district attorney's office, after reviewing an investigation into the California Horse Racing Board's handling of four horse-drugging cases at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita, has decided not to file criminal charges against the board or its executive secretary.
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December 13, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pat Valenzuela's scheduled hearing Wednesday before the Hollywood Park stewards was postponed and no new meeting is scheduled. Valenzuela, who hasn't ridden since Nov. 2, underwent a medical examination last Friday, and the results were to have been sent to the California Horse Racing Board, then to the stewards. But CHRB Executive Secretary Dennis Hutcheson told the stewards the doctor's report had not been completed.
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August 28, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE
Trainer Dick Mandella, concerned that his name is being linked to four horse-drugging cases at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park earlier this year, was told in effect here Thursday that he is not under investigation. "I have a new position on all this," Mandella said to the California Horse Racing Board's medication committee. "I have been hearing that I am one of those (trainers) who is suspected. . . . There is no doubt in my mind that I am not in the group.
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November 14, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
California assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson), often a critic of the California Horse Racing Board, renewed his attack by accusing Dennis Hutcheson, CHRB executive secretary, of illegally waiving license fees and costing the state $5,460. Floyd, in a letter dated Nov. 9 to CHRB chairman Henry Chavez, said that Hutcheson illegally waived license fees to out-of-state trainers, jockeys and others so they could race in the Final Fourteen Race at Bay Meadows on Oct. 14.
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July 27, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dennis Hutcheson, assistant executive secretary of the California Horse Racing Board for more than two years, was elected executive secretary at a board meeting Thursday. By a 5-2 vote, racing commissioners named Hutcheson over 41 other candidates for the $74,500-a-year job, which became vacant in April when Len Foote retired after 22 years with the board.
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July 27, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE
The California Horse Racing Board has dismissed charges against Blane Schvaneveldt, a premier quarter horse trainer who saddled a horse that tested positive for cocaine at Los Alamitos in November 1989. Donald Calabria, Schvaneveldt's attorney, said Friday that after a second test of the urine from the horse, the board conceded that there was not enough evidence to continue the case. Dennis Hutcheson, executive secretary of the board, could not be reached for comment.
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September 25, 1991
Jockey Frank Alvarado, whose horse ran into another at the end of a race Sept. 13, has been suspended for 60 days by stewards at Fairplex Park in Pomona because of a positive test for cocaine. Alvarado was removed from his mounts Saturday but announcement of the suspension was delayed until stewards could meet with the jockey and his agent. Alvarado's suspension will last until Nov. 19.
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