March 2023 With March here and spring approaching, we wanted to share the latest news from TOC. First and foremost, we’re about halfway through the Santa Anita Park Classic Meet and both handle and field size are up 11% year over year. Up north, Golden Gate Fields is holding its own with better-than-expected purse generation. … Read more
October 2022 With the 2022 Breeders’ Cup next week and Del Mar Fall set to commence the final major meet of the year, we wanted to share the latest news from TOC. First and foremost, please help me welcome our new CEO/President Bill Nader. Bill joins us from the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), where … Read more
Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) invites all members to the Northern California Annual Meeting. The general business meeting will allow directors an opportunity to bring the membership up to date on important issues and will include a question-and-answer session. Following the meeting, a complimentary buffet luncheon will be served. Reservations are required and can be … Read more
On Saturday, February 12, the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) and Golden Gate Fields hosted an Owner Appreciation Luncheon for TOC members. We had 120 owners and guests attend a tasty lunch, tremendous racing, and all had a great time! In addition to the lunch, Golden Gate Fields provided a wonderful champagne bottle and glass gift box … Read more
TOC and Golden Gate Fields invite licensed owners to join us for an Owner Appreciation luncheon in the Turf Club at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12. Enjoy an afternoon with fellow owners and learn more about current TOC initiatives. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Happy Holidays. As we look back, 2021 was a remarkedly good year in California. On our core metrics of purses and equine safety, overnight purse levels increased throughout the state and we saw a dramatic reduction (over 50 percent) in catastrophic injuries. The 2021 Breeders’ Cup again showcased the best racing in the world in … Read more
Golden Gate Fields announced they will raise the starter allowance and claiming purses beginning December 26, 2021. Please click the button below for the full article by BloodHorse.
On Saturday, October 23, TOC members and guests attended the 2021 Northern California Annual Meeting at Golden Gate Fields. Attendees heard from Greg Avioli, TOC’s CEO & President, who gave an annual update and introduced the northern representatives on the TOC board, Ed Moger and Lindsay LaRoche. The northern reps showed support for NorCal racing … Read more