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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 in Southern California and from … 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 and reform to assure the … Read more

TOC Members Enjoy Annual Meeting at Golden Gate Fields

On Saturday, October 19, TOC members and guests attended the 2019 Northern California Annual Meeting at Golden Gate Fields. Attendees heard a State of TOC Address by CEO & President, Greg Avioli. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet and chat with TOC board members and staff as well as participate in a lively question and … 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

Register Now – Toc’s Orientation for New Owners!

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is hosting an orientation at Golden Gate Fields to help new owners become familiar with the ins & outs of the track. We will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the TOC office and walk over to the CHRB office, Paymaster, Racing & Track Photographer for quick introductions and brief Q&As. Reservations … Read more

TOC Holds Successful Conformation Clinics at Santa Anita & Golden Gate Fields!

TOC held a Conformation Clinic at Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields last Saturday, June 1. The very popular clinics are aimed at helping participants develop an “eye” for a horse by identifying conformation strengths and weaknesses. TOC partnered with trainers Richard Baltas, Dan Blacker, Matt Chew, Andy Mathis and Blaine Wright to present a valuable and professional … Read more

Registration Now Open for Conformation Clinics!

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is partnering with expert horsemen to offer a FREE Conformation Clinic at Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita on Saturday, June 1. The informal workshop is intended to help participants develop an “eye” for a horse. Attendees will visit the trainers’ barns, where they will view a variety of … Read more

TOC Successfully Hosts 235 Attendees at Membership Teleconference – Recording Available

On Saturday, March 16, 235 people attended TOC’s membership teleconference! This meeting was aimed at helping horsemen gain clarity on the recent events and the upcoming equine welfare changes.   Conference Recording:   Don’t miss upcoming TOC clinics, seminars and other events — click here to be added to our email list and receive advance notifications! To … Read more