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RCS Kentucky Derby Fundraiser



A Benefit in Support of Redwood Community Services

WHAT: Redwood Community Services (RCS) will be hosting a “Kentucky Derby...Read More »


TOC wants to hear from you! All horsemen are invited to an OPEN FORUM at Santa Anita on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the Baldwin Conference Room.

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...Read More »

Former TOC President John Van de Kamp Passes

John Van de Kamp, who was TOC President and General Counsel from 1996 through 2004, died March 14 at his home in Pasadena following a brief illness. He was 81.

Van de Kamp was born in Pasadena into a prominent family known for its popular baked goods and windmill-themed bakeries. He...Read More »

CTBA March Magazine Now Online

The March 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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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Back on the Table?

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Steven Crist Explains the New Treasury Department Regulations Benefitting Horseplayers

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Santa Anita Adds Two Race Days to Spring Calendar

To make up for two race days cancelled during the current meet due to inclement weather conditions, Santa Anita has scheduled live racing on Thursday, April 20 and Thursday, June 1, 2017. First post both days will be 1:00 p.m. For additional information about live racing at Santa...Read More »

CTBA February Magazine Now Online

The February 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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Congratulations to TOC Board Member, Gary Fenton!

On February 5th, 2017, Fenton and partner Hronis Racing LLC won the first race of the day with Cistron, ridden by Luis Contreras. The three-year-old colt, trained by John Sadler, broke his maiden on December 4th of last year at Del Mar (on turf). Cistron is their first horse that was...Read More »


Over 50 people attended the latest Tax Planning Seminar held by the Thoroughbred Owners of California at Santa Anita on Saturday morning, February 4th. The very popular seminar featured a panel of renowned tax experts including Jen Shah, CPA; attorney, Richard Craigo; and the moderator, Bob Ike. They discussed tax...Read More »

Registration Still Available for Tax Planning Seminar

Registration is still open for TOC’s FREE seminar, “Tax Planning for Horse Owners” – an introductory seminar aimed at helping horse owners gain a working knowledge of the rules of both federal income and state sales taxation as they apply to the racehorse business.

A panel of renowned tax experts including...Read More »

Owners’ Per-Start Workers’ Comp Fee to Increase by $5


January 26, 2017

Arcadia, Calif. – The California Thoroughbred Business League (CTBL), a group comprised of racing associations, horsemen’s organizations and fairs, is responsible for overseeing funds that are to be utilized for providing workers’ compensation insurance relief to horsemen. Working with Finish Line Self...Read More »

Upcoming Stakes Closings at Santa Anita

Santa Anita would like to make you aware of the following upcoming stakes closings:

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Congratulations to California Based Eclipse Award Honorees!

California Chrome led a strong contingent of California-based horses at last weekend’s 46th annual Eclipse Awards in Hallandale Beach, FL.  California Chrome took home the Horse of the Year award for the second time, in addition to winning as Champion Older Dirt Male. Of the 12 equine Eclipse Awards, including...Read More »


From left to right:  Bob Huson, Maureen Richardson, Pete Serdarusich, and Liz Morey (TOC’s Northern California Liaison).

Huson, Richardson, Serdarusich, and Morey comprise Team TOC at the 18th annual DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship.

The three-day event, which is being held at Treasure Island in Las Vegas, offers total prizes and awards of...Read More »

Santa Anita's First Post Moved to 11:45 This Saturday

Santa Anita will run their first race on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. The first post was originally scheduled for noon.

The slightly earlier start will make for a smoother day given the fact that there will be a 10-race card. It will also allow proper timing for all to watch and...Read More »


By Nick Alexander

Last month, I was elected by the board as its chairman replacing Mike Pegram, who stepped down after serving six years in that capacity and will remain on the board. Mike was an exceptional chairman, and it will be a huge challenge to fill his shoes. I look...Read More »


One of the most popular horse expositions in the U.S., the Western States Horse Expo in Pomona is a must-attend event for any horse owner. In three short days, you can catch up on the latest training and education, shop the nation’s premier equine vendors and connect with your horse...Read More »

“We Care” Initiative

The TOC Owner Relations Committee, under the direction of chair Terry Lovingier, is moving forward with the production and distribution of a series of short videos highlighting the people and programs dedicated to providing care, kindness and a good life for our racehorses. The ultimate goal is to inspire people...Read More »

New Benefit for TOC Owners

Arcadia, CA (Tuesday, January 12, 2017)—The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced the formation of TOC Advantage, a member benefits program designed to bring TOC members significant savings on a number of nationally respected brands affiliated with the NTRA.

TOC membership gains access to...Read More »

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