TOC Board of Directors

Meet the Active TOC Board of Directors

Nick Alexander

Director

“TOC has a wide range of goals being involved in all aspects of California racing, but our two main goals are to maximize purses at California tracks and insure the long-term stability and growth of racing in our state to give California owners the best possible chance to succeed.”

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Gary Barber

Director

“Barber’s career in entertainment spans more than three decades where he took over Metro Goldwyn Mayer Inc. in 2010 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, leading its impressive transformational turn-around out of bankruptcy, restoring the studio’s prominence.”

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Joe Ciaglia

Director

“I will bring the drive that’s made me successful in life to the TOC and draw in new owners and fans. Nothing is more enjoyable than sharing those winning moments with family and friends.”

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Tim Cohen

Director

“There are significant challenges within our business model. We need better communication and understanding of the ever changing economic paradigm, and accelerate the opportunities to bring growth and stability to this industry for future generations.”

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Matthew Dohman

Director

“California racing needs to continue evolving to flourish for generations to come. I support HISA and believe we need to implement even more standards to soften our image and clean up our sport.”

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Gary Fenton

Chairman

“I am very proud to be part of an organization that during this same span has brought in more new owners into California racing than anyone or entity.”

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Rick Gold

Director

“The TOC has an important role to play in the development of sensible reforms that improve the safety of our horses and jockeys and the integrity of our sport, in an environment where support for the very existence of racing cannot be taken for granted. I welcome the opportunity to continue to represent you.”

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Ryan Hanson

Director

“I think that the small owners, breeders and trainers are under-represented. I want to be there for the small stables, the guy with one claiming horse or the young first-time owner. I hope to bring ideas that make owning fun for a fresh group of people.”

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Stephanie Hronis

Director

“As the current Chair of the TOC Owner Relations Committee, I will survey members for feedback on their interests and needs, and I would like to initiate a regular forum on race days for women to learn about the sport and racehorse ownership.”

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Bob Liewald

Director

“I fully intend to apply the same passion and vision I’ve had working with the pro sports leagues and NASCAR to California racing and TOC.”

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Terry Lovingier

Director

“We need to look at all the options and put together packages that entice new people, especially youngsters, to participate. We also need to keep our focus on the welfare of the horses.”

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Samantha Siegel

Director

“I was honored to be appointed to the board in January of this year, and I am looking forward to working toward the continued improvement of Thoroughbred racing in California.”

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