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REGISTER NOW FOR TOC’S CONFORMATION CLINIC

Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is offering a FREE “Conformation Clinic” at GGF on Saturday, September 9th. The informal workshop is intended to help participants develop an “eye” for a horse.

With the assistance of some expert horsemen, attendees will view a variety of horses and identify their conformation strengths and weaknesses....Read More »


TOC Owners' Challenge Handicapping Contest Results

2017 TOC OWNERS’ CHALLENGE
Sponsored by

Congratulations to our TOC Owners’ Challenge Winners! These two make up 2/3 of Team TOC and will compete in February 2018 in Las Vegas in the NTRA National Handicapping Championships.

1st Place Glenn Yee – $72.80
2nd Place – Steven...Read More »

Join the Celebration for Mike Smith, This Year’s Pincay Award Winner

The Annual Celebration of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award 

This Year Honoring Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith

Saturday, August 19, 2017

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Del Mar Plaza

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Jockey Mike Smith recounts Ismene’s Cal-bred Champion Stakes victory with trainer Bill Spawr, right, owner Stephen Ferraro

The August 2017 issue of the California Thoroughbred magazine is now available for viewing online, courtesy of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.

To access the full magazine, click here.

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NEW OWNER SEMINAR AT DEL MAR WELL ATTENDED

On Saturday, July 23, 2017, attendees enjoyed expert presentations about the various ways of becoming a racehorse owner. The seminar featured panelists Rollin Baugh, Matt Chew, Jeff Lifson and Elizabeth Morey and was moderated by Todd Schrupp of TVG. Included in the program were segments on buying at auction, claiming a horse,...Read More »


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANNUAL MEETING & HANDICAPPING CONTEST

Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) invites all members to the Southern California Annual Meeting. The general business meeting will allow directors an opportunity to bring the membership up to date on important issues and will include a question-and-answer session. Award presentations will also be made to the winners of...Read More »


Yahoo Tahoe Wins Oak Tree Sprint Stakes at Pleasanton

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 4, 2017) – California-bred Yahoo Tahoe overcame a bobble at the start to run his win streak to three by taking Sunday’s $62,350 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet.

Yahoo Tahoe is by McCann’s Mojave, out of the Ghazi mare Ghazi’s...Read More »


CTBA JULY MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

Patriarch Cal Murdock with son Clay, holding his grandson Kenton

The July 2017 issue of the Thoroughbred of California magazine is now available for viewing online, courtesy of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. To access the magazine, click here.

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Del Mar Summer Condition Book 1

Attention All Horsemen:
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has released the first condition book for the 2017 summer race meet.
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TOC Joins Nationwide Effort Opposing Proposed HR 2651

TOC joins with major horsemen’s and racing associations in opposing proposed federal legislation H.R. 2651. To read more, click here.

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Registration Now Open for TOC's New Owner Seminar

Come listen to a panel of experts discuss acquiring horses at auction and through private sales, claiming horses, and joining racehorse partnerships and syndicates. The seminar will include a tour of the Del Mar barns, given by leading Trainers.

Mark your calendars now for this special event. To register, please click...Read More »


TOC HOLDS OPEN FORUM AT PLEASANTON

The Thoroughbred Owners of California hosted their annual Open Forum at the Alameda County Fairgrounds Satellite Wagering Facility on Saturday, June 24th, 2017. The event was well-attended with more than 30 owners coming to listen to TOC staff and directors discuss current events and answer questions about the...Read More »


Extra H-2B Visas to Be Made Available

June 23, 2017

There have been reports this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to offer extra H2B visas for temporary, seasonal workers. These visas are used for temporary, non-agriculture workers at a variety of businesses, including members of the horse industry; principally horse trainers and owners...Read More »


Elizabeth Morey Takes on Expanded Role for TOC

Arcadia, California – The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) announces the promotion of Elizabeth Morey to the position of Director of Racing and Northern California Operations, effective immediately.

“Elizabeth is one of the brightest young talents I have seen in my two decades in the industry,” said TOC President and CEO,...Read More »


TOC Members Re-Elect Six Incumbents to Board

TOC’s membership re-elected incumbents Mark Dedomenico, Gary Fenton, Mike Harrington, Terry Lovingier, Jack Owens, and Bill Strauss to its Board of Directors. Dedomenico, Fenton, Harrington, Lovingier, and Strauss were elected to three-year terms, and Owens was elected to a two-year term. The new Board officially takes office on July 1st.

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CTBA JUNE MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The June 2017 issue of The Thoroughbred of California magazine is now available for viewing online, courtesy of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. To access the magazine, click here.

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Letter from Chairman Nick Alexander to TOC Membership

May 31, 2017

To All TOC Members

RE:  Field Sizes

Dear TOC Member

As you may know, California racetracks have been besieged by diminishing field sizes in recent months. For example, the average field size at the current Santa Anita meet is down 6.1% from the same period last year, from 8 horses to...Read More »


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR TOC OPEN FORUM JUNE 24th

TOC wants to hear from you! All horsemen are invited to an OPEN FORUM at Pleasanton on Saturday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m.

Meet TOC staff and directors for a discussion of current events and a chance to have your questions answered. Mark your calendars now for this special event. To register, please Read More »


Santa Anita UnCorked

On Saturday, June 10th, spend a day at spectacular Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, tasting a selection from over 60 fine wines, sampling cuisine from over 20 popular restaurants, strolling through the Fine Art Exhibit and experiencing an exciting day at the races!

Your Santa Anita UnCorked package includes:

California Racing Industry Loses Prominent Sire Unusual Heat

May 18, 2017 – Coalinga, CA – Unusual Heat, the All Time Leading Sire in California Progeny Earnings has passed away at 27 due to complications from arthritis induced laminitis.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I have to report the passing of Unusual Heat today”, said Harris Auerbach, managing...Read More »


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