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March 1 Deadline to Petition for Nomination for TOC Board Election

The election process for the TOC board of directors is now under way! There are two ways to qualify for the ballot – nomination by the nominating committee or nomination by petition.

The deadline to file completed petitions, for those seeking to qualify by the petition process, is March 1. Those...Read More »


CTBA FEBRUARY MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The February 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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REGISTER NOW - TOC’S ORIENTATION FOR NEW OWNERS!

 

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is hosting an orientation for new owners at Golden Gate Fields & Santa Anita on Saturday, February 22, at 11:00 a.m. The orientation is open to the public and is geared towards new & prospective owners. We will visit the following offices for quick introductions and a brief...Read More »


Equine Discount Program Available for TOC Members!

AS A MEMBER OF TOC, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS ON NATIONALLY KNOWN PRODUCTS THROUGH NTRA ADVANTAGE.

Not only are you a part of an association that lives for the Equine sport, but your membership entitles you to special savings on products used for your equine...Read More »


TAKE FLIGHT TODAY – A SPECIAL OFFER FOR TOC MEMBERS

As the creator of the jet card program with a robust 20-year heritage, Sentient Jet is committed to providing the ultimate luxury customer experience.

Sentient Jet Cardholders enjoy:

  • All-inclusive hourly rates locked-in for 12 months
  • Jet card hours that never expire
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TOC SUCCESSFULLY HOSTS TAX PLANNING WEBINAR - RECORDING AVAILABLE

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, 75 people attended TOC’s successful introductory Tax Planning webinar! This event was aimed at helping horse owners gain a working knowledge on key tax considerations faced by equine industry participants, including:

 How to structure operations and related accounting and reporting...Read More »


Racing Cancelled at Golden Gate Tomorrow

Golden Gate Fields has cancelled tomorrow’s card (Thursday, Jan. 30) due to a possible gas leak PG&E found somewhere on the property. Crews are currently working to diagnose and do repairs. Further updates will be provided when received.

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February 15 Deadline to Request Nomination for Board Election

The election process for the TOC board of directors is now under way! There are two ways to qualify for the ballot – nomination by the nominating committee or nomination by petition.

February 15 is the postmark deadline for those desiring to run for the TOC board through the nomination...Read More »


CTBA JANUARY MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The January 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.

Download (PDF, 286KB)

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TAX PLANNING WEBINAR - Live-Streaming Instructions

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is offering a FREE webinar, “Tax Planning for Horse Owners” – an introductory webinar that will focus on key tax considerations faced by equine industry participants, including:

 How to structure operations and related accounting and reporting items,
 Tax incentives available...Read More »


Participation Purses for CA Owners to Increase Significantly 1/1/2020

Arcadia, Calif. – To offset the workers’ compensation insurance per-start increase and in an effort to provide additional relief to California owners, who have been hit with general increases in costs for racing during the past year, the Guaranteed Participation Purses will be increased from $351 to $500 per start...Read More »


TAKE FLIGHT TODAY – A SPECIAL OFFER FOR TOC MEMBERS

Sentient Jet has been an innovator in private aviation for nearly two decades, introducing industry standards like the Jet Card and a proprietary safety and aircraft certification platform called Sentient Certified. The Sentient Jet team offers personalized service and a leading safety program to make every step of the...Read More »


Understanding the New Racing Medication Reforms

Times are most definitely changing. We all know that Thoroughbred racing in the new year will be very different than in years past. But we as an industry – including racetracks, owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, and all who work with horses at California tracks – understand the importance of change...Read More »


Santa Anita to Implement New Policy for Rain and Inclement Weather

This month, the California Horse Racing Board approved a new Inclement Weather Policy, which will be implemented at Santa Anita beginning on opening day, December 26th. The new policy is a formulated plan put in place to determine if the track is deemed safe for racing and training during or...Read More »


H-2B VISA PROGRAM RELIEF EXPECTED TO BE SIGNED INTO LAW AS PART OF SPENDING BILL

LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 20, 2019) – Horse trainers who utilize the H-2B guest worker visa program to fill various backstretch positions are expected to have increased access to H-2B visas as a result of language included in the 2020 spending bill passed by Congress this week and expected to be...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 Senate on Thursday by a vote of 71-23 and passed by the...Read More »


CTBA DECEMBER MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The December 2019 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.

Download (PDF, 391KB)

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NTRA Advantage Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales Industry Savings Estimated at $180 Million and Counting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 10, 2019)—NTRA Advantage, the equine purchasing program available to member organizations, individuals and affiliates, has surpassed the billion-dollar threshold in sales, the NTRA announced today. Advantage sales have resulted in an estimated $180 million in savings to industry stakeholders and individual customers since the program’s inception on...Read More »


TOC ADVANTAGE – MEMBER DISCOUNTS PROGRAM

AS A MEMBER OF TOC, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS ON NATIONALLY KNOWN PRODUCTS THROUGH NTRA ADVANTAGE.

Not only are you a part of an association that lives for the Equine sport, but your membership entitles you to special savings on products used for your equine...Read More »


CTBA NOVEMBER MAGAZINE NOW ONLINE

The November 2019 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.

Download (PDF, 261KB)

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