Statement on Prop 26

November 10, 2022 We are disappointed but not surprised that Prop 26 did not pass and will do our part to find a positive outcome that can channel sports gaming demand responsibly to return maximum benefit to the… Read More


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


TO: TOC MembersFROM: Greg Avioli, TOC President and CEODATE:  September 10, 2020 CC:  TOC Board of Directors         Scott Chaney, CHRB Executive Director The TOC Board held a series of meetings over the past two weeks to discuss the… Read More

Summary of Benefits to Horse Owners Under the New Federal Covid-19 Legislation

Summary of Benefits to Horse Owners Under the New Federal Covid-19 Legislation All businesses are feeling economic hardship right now, and horse owners are no exception. Congress and the Trump Administration have provided several mechanisms to keep businesses… Read More

Three-Year Racehorse Depreciation Signed Into Law by President

A key provision that extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses through 2020 was signed into law by the President late Friday. The racehorse provision, which received bi-partisan support within both Houses of Congress, was passed by the… Read More

California Horse Racing Board, Stronach Group Agree to Enhanced Safety Review of Horses at Santa Anita Park

SACRAMENTO – Effective immediately, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), working closely with The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, will implement enhanced safety measures and reviews to further… Read More

Department of Homeland Security to Accept Petitions for 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas Beginning May 8

Lexington, Ky. (May 6, 2019) — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will begin accepting petitions on Wednesday, May 8 for 30,000 additional H-2B visas restricted to returning workers for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.  Rules set to be published in… Read More

CHRB Microchip Rule 1597.5 Enforceable Beginning December 26, 2018

Beginning December 26, 2018, horses that are not microchipped will be ineligible to enter. The complete text for each new or amended rule can be found on the CHRB website under RULES AND LAW and scrolling down to… Read More

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