On Saturday, March 27, 2021, TOC partnered with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a 501c3 funding charity for retired racehorses in California, to offer an informative webinar on racehorse retirement. Attendees heard from Madeline Auerbach, founder of CARMA, Lucinda Lovitt, Executive Director of CARMA, and Natalie Rietkerk, CARMA’s Program...Read More »
Lanning, wife of Curt Lanning and part of one of Northern California’s most
prominent thoroughbred couples for over four decades, passed away this past
Monday, March 15th at the age of 82 after a short illness. Lila was passionate about horses and her dogs
and along with...Read More »
Last month, longtime and respected TOC Chairman Nick Alexander stepped down after five years of service in that demanding role. I was both humbled and honored when the Board voted to elect me the new TOC Chairman.
One of my priorities as Chairman will be to increase the ongoing...Read More »
Did you know we have tested our Clean Air System ionization against Equine Streptococcus and Equine Herpes? Sign up to join our Virtual Tradeshow and learn how Big Ass Fans is working to make your equine facility cool, comfortable, and...Read More »
With COVID numbers declining and vaccines on the rise, The Stronach Group and TOC are pleased to announce new protocols at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields to allow licensed owners more access to the grounds. If COVID numbers continue to decline, please expect to see further...Read More »
The TOC Board unanimously elected Gary Fenton to
serve as the new Chairman of the organization replacing outgoing Chairman Nick
Alexander who stepped down after five years in the role. Fenton has been on the
TOC Board since 2016 and has served as Chairman of the TOC Racing Committee
since 2018 and TOC Vice-Chairman...Read More »
learned earlier today of the federal lawsuit filed by Churchill Downs
Technology Initiatives Company (CDTIC). On December 31, 2020 TOC notified
CDTIF that TOC would purse the statutory remedy (available to both racetracks
and horsemen in California) to seek arbitration of the amount of the Hub Fee
retained by CDTIC from wagers from...Read More »
Arcadia, CA — The Thoroughbred Owners of California (“TOC”), Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, The Stronach Group’s 1/ST Racing and FanDuel Group’s TVG announced today new purse enhancement program that will inject up to $15 million into California Thoroughbred purses in 2021 and 2022.
STATEMENT FROM 1/ST RACING REGARDING THE RESUMPTION OF LIVE RACING AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
BERKELEY, CA – “1/ST RACING is pleased to announce that Golden Gate Fields will resume live racing on Friday, January 15. After extensive testing in collaboration with the Berkeley Public Health Division, it has been determined that the...Read More »
As a thank you from Santa Anita Park for your continued support, patience, and understanding during this unprecedented time, Santa Anita has partnered with Kate Jones Photography to create an easily accessible photo gallery for every race day.