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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 to understand in today’s environment. Dr. Heleski will discuss how social norms...Read More »


CTBA JUNE MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is pleased to send you this special message from the CTBA:

We at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association are happy to provide you with this free digital copy of our monthly magazine, California Thoroughbred.

We hope you will enjoy reading our official publication, and for more information...Read More »


REGISTER NOW FOR TOC’S OPEN FORUM AT PLEASANTON!

TOC Wants to Hear from You!

All horsemen are invited to attend our Open Forum at Pleasanton:

Saturday, June 19, 10:00 am

Meet TOC staff and directors for a discussion of current events and a chance to have your questions answered.

This will be an in-person event...Read More »


Equine Discounts - Paint for every Farm Project!

Nothing beats a fresh coat of paint… except a fresh coat of paint at a discounted price!

TOC members can receive up to 40% off at Sherwin Williams. Call 866-678-4289 to sign up for your unique National Account...Read More »


HorsemenU Webinars Available to Interested Horsemen

The CHRB has made available a series of educational webinars of interest to horsemen. Designed for trainers’ Continuing Education, they are not limited to trainers, and owners are welcome to listen to any of the classes. The subjects include fetlocks, PET scans, MRI’s, racetrack safety, and an overview of the...Read More »


As Time Goes By wins Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita

Tabor, Magnier and Smith’s As Time Goes By and jockey Mike Smith, inside, hold off a game challenge by This Tea (jockey Kent Desormeaux), outside, to win the Grade II $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Santa Anita Park.

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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. I am pleased to report that we have now reached an agreement...Read More »


TOC HOSTS MEMBERSHIP TELECONFERENCE – RECORDING AVAILABLE

On Monday, May 10, TOC hosted a membership teleconference (recording below) to further explain the Northern California stabling plans and answer any questions.

TOC:

  • Greg Avioli – CEO & President of TOC
  • Gary Fenton – Chairman
  • Nick Alexander – Board of Director

CARF:

  • Larry Swartzlander – Executive Director

The Stronach Group:

  • Craig Fravel – CEO

Golden Gate Fields:

Northern California Summer Stabling

CARF (California Authority of Racing Fairs) has informed the CHRB that it is seeking to run a 7-week 2021 Fair race meet from June 18 through August 1 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. We understand this meet will comprise the race weeks awarded to both Pleasanton and Sacramento by the CHRB.

As part...Read More »


CTBA MAY MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The May 2021 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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Stalking Shadow wins the $100,000 California Derby

Photo Credit: Shane Micheli / Vassar Photography

Trained by Jonathan Wong, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ California-homebred Stalking Shadow rallied in deep stretch to win Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby over Jonathan Wong-trained stablemate Jimmy Irish at Golden Gate Fields.

The 3-year-old colt by Ministers Wild Cat, ridden by Evin Roman, covered 1 1/16...Read More »


DEL MAR 2021 Brochure

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

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 me, Greg Avioli, Mary Forney, or Wayne Atwell if there is any subject in particular on which you...Read More »


Aidan Butler to be Honored by TOC

Arcadia, Calif. – Aidan Butler has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) as recipient of the 2020 Ed Friendly Industry Service Award. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions and service in the Thoroughbred racing industry. Originally known as the TOC Chairman’s Award, it was renamed for the legendary...Read More »


CTBA APRIL MAGAZINE ONLINE

The April 2021 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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Equine Discounts for the entire Equine Community!

Introducing a new home website for all equine association members to visit whenever they want to use their equine discounts! Visit our site for the most up-to-date information on all your favorite brand discounts.

Arcadia, Calif. – The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) has announced the winners of its 2020 statistical awards for leading California owners. Hronis Racing LLC was leading owner in total purse earnings; Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC led all owners by number of California wins; Reddam Racing takes the award for most California starts; and Red...Read More »


UPDATED PROTOCOLS FOR OWNERS ATTENDING GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Effective April 7 the following protocols will go into effect at Golden Gate Fields:

  • Any owner attending live racing will need to provide a negative Covid test dated within 72 hours of entry. This test will be valid for 30 days and allows for multiple entries.
  • OR Any owner who is fully...Read More »

Update on Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields

Beginning April 2, Santa Anita will re-open to the public at a limited capacity in accordance with guidelines issued by state and county health officials. 

Owners with a valid CHRB license will continue to be welcomed to attend the races at any time.  Your license, however, will not guarantee you seating. ...Read More »


SUCCESSFUL RACEHORSE RETIREMENT WEBINAR – RECORDING AVAILABLE

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 »


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