September 2021 To TOC Members, Happy Fall. I hope everyone had a great summer. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 82nd meeting in record fashion. Handle eclipsed $500 million for the 31 racing days, and owners enjoyed… Read More

CHRB Approved Continuing Education Webinars – NEXT WEEK

EQUINE WELFARE, HORSERACING, AND THE SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE Dr. Camie Heleski from the University of Kentucky will be discussing Equine Welfare, Horseracing, and the Social License to Operate. This is an important topic for everyone in horseracing… Read More

Letter to TOC Members from Greg Avioli

Following our May 10 TOC members meeting with representatives of CARF and Golden Gate, TOC has worked with the various industry stakeholders to reach an agreement for Golden Gate Fields to remain OPEN for summer stabling this year…. Read More


April 2021 To TOC Members: Thank you for the positive calls, texts, and emails regarding the first Chairman’s monthly update. If you ever have any comments or questions, our door is always open. Please drop a line to… Read More

Owner Charles Fipke Victorious in Court of Appeal

Court Overturns California Horse Racing Board Decision Awarding$100,000 in Double Jockey Fee in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. BONSALL, CA, October 5. 2020 In a precedent-setting victory for horse owners’ rights the Court of Appeal today overturned the California… Read More

TOC Members Benefit with New Equine Medical Record System

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) recently approved the addition of Rule 1842.5 to require trainers to maintain medication treatment records for the horses in their care. Equine MediRecord (EMR), which tracks horses’ medical records in an online… Read More


The California Horse Racing Board Licensing Offices at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields, and Los Alamitos Race Course are now open for renewals and new owner licenses only.  The Sacramento Licensing Office is still closed awaiting modifications… Read More

NEW CHRB LICENSING REQUIREMENTS For New Owner’s Licenses and Renewals

With the return of live racing in California, owners who need to renew their licenses or those who are applying for a new owner’s license should be aware of the new CHRB requirements, outlined below. RENEWALS CHRB licensing… Read More


The California Thoroughbred racing industry and The Stronach Group have, over the last year, implemented unprecedented and effective reforms. This effort, led by Governor Newsom and the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), is well documented in the recent… Read More

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