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CTBA JULY MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The July 2020 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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Owners Allowed at Alameda County Fairgrounds

Horse owners will now be allowed on grounds for racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Owners must follow these guidelines to be on grounds:

  • Owners only allowed to bring one guest per owner.
  • Owners are allowed to only watch the race their horse is entered in.
  • Owners must abide by the safety protocols of...Read More »

Owners’ Per-Start Fee Increased in Response to Revenue Declines and Rising Workers’ Comp Costs

Arcadia, Calif. – The unfortunate combination of seven weeks of no live racing coupled with statewide increases in workers compensation costs have created a funding shortfall for the horse industry’s workers compensation program covering jockeys and backstretch workers that is operated by Post Time Self Insurance.  As a result, Post Time has found it...Read More »


CTBA JUNE MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The June 2020 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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UPDATED CHRB LICENSING ADVISORY

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 for COVID-19 mitigation.

In order to prevent introduction of new licensees to the contained backside of the tracks, new...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 offices are now open at Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, and Golden Gate Fields for renewal applications. Protective shields...Read More »


Santa Anita Park to Resume Racing May 15

SANTA ANITA PARK RECEIVES APPROVAL FROM LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONTINUE LIVE RACING THIS FRIDAY, MAY 15, UNDER STRICT PROTOCOLS

Arcadia, CA (May 13, 2020) — Santa Anita Park has received approval from the Los Angeles County Health Department to resume safe live racing beginning this Friday, May...Read More »


Election Notice to TOC Membership

May 1, 2020

Dear TOC Members,

This year there were six TOC board seats open for election.  At the close of nominations on March 1, we had six qualified candidates.  As a result, with six candidates for six seats, we will follow previously established TOC procedure (and Section 7522 of the California...Read More »


CTBA MAY MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The May 2020 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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Letter from Santa Anita

Attached is a letter from Santa Anita outlining their contingency plan for re-opening live racing on May 15. The condition book will be available on Santa Anita’s website within the next couple of days, at www.santaanita.com.

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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 afloat and provide some financial relief. Every business and every financial situation...Read More »


Owner Update

April 24, 2020

During these difficult times, TOC continues to work with the CHRB, CTT, the Stronach Group and local and state authorities to get live racing re-started in California as soon as possible. To keep our members informed, we will provide regular updates.

Update on Racing in Southern California

Santa Anita met (virtually) with the LA...Read More »


TOC SUCCESSFULLY HOSTS MEMBERSHIP TELECONFERENCE – RECORDING AVAILABLE

On Friday, April 10, TOC hosted a well attended membership teleconference that had 378 attendees!

Speakers: TOC Chairman Nick Alexander, TOC Director Gary Fenton, Greg Avioli, TOC President and CEO, and Stronach Group CEO Craig Fravel. They were joined by Aidan Butler, Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group, Josh Rubinstein, President...Read More »


NOTICE OF MEMBERS CONFERENCE CALL

We will be hosting a TOC members conference call tomorrow, April 10, at 11:00 a.m. (PST). Participating on the call will be TOC Chairman Nick Alexander, TOC Director Gary Fenton, Greg Avioli, TOC President and CEO, and Stronach Group CEO Craig Fravel. Among the topics for discussion will be:

Update on List of California Farms

The CTBA is continually updating the list of farms that we previously posted on our website. For the most current list and / or for further information, please contact Doug Burge at dburge@ctba.com.

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CTBA APRIL MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The April 2020 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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OWNER UPDATE

While the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across America, TOC is working collaboratively with the CHRB, CTT, and the Stronach Group in an effort to get live racing back and horses running in California as soon as possible. While it’s a big challenge, we will continue to fight the fight. In the meantime, to...Read More »


Donate to the Backstretch Community

Photo by Zoe Metz

To Our Racing Community:

At this time of uncertainty, we know owners are going through unprecedented times. What has been amazing through this are all the phone calls, emails and texts from owners concerning not themselves but our backstretch community.  Racetracks have implemented new safety protocols and best practices...Read More »


Info on Coronavirus Loans

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AHC Tax Bulletin-March 2020

Congress, President Deliver $2 Trillion Relief Package, Address Many Horse Industry Concerns 

By, Bryan Brendle, American Horse Council

Following a week of intense negotiations, on Friday, March 27 House lawmakers finally passed – and the President signed into law – the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic...Read More »


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