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TOC’s Joe Morris to Resign as President

Joe Morris has announced that he will step down as President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) effective Nov. 8, 2015. He has accepted the position of Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations for the Stronach Group, effective November 9, 2015. “I am very proud of the accomplishments of TOC board and staff … Read more

Healing Arenas, Inc. introduces the “Stable Journeys” Pilot Project

Retired Racehorses Utilized in EAGALA Model Program Escalon, CA: “Stable Journeys,” a new program designed by Healing Arenas, Inc., will serve the area’s underserved amputee population and their families. The initiative pairs EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) certified mental health professionals and equine specialists with adoptable retired racehorses in a program to help … Read more

TOC Members Compete in National Handicapping Championship

TOC members Jeff Hug, Rick Goldfarb, and Harry Shapiro competed in Las Vegas at the 2015 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC). The three players qualified at last year’s TOC Owners’ Challenge Handicapping Contests held in conjunction with our 2014 Annual Meetings — Shapiro and Goldfarb qualifying at Del Mar and Hug at Golden … Read more

Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions Comes to Arcadia

The Arcadia Historical Society, City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park have announced an official Grand Opening of California racing’s first-ever “Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions” on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. on First Ave. between Wheeler St. and Huntington Drive. In a manner similar to that of the world famous “Hollywood Walk … Read more

California Chrome Works at Los Alamitos

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, California Chrome, worked six furlongs between the third and fourth races at Los Alamitos on Saturday, Sept. 6. Trainer Art Sherman and owners Steve and Carolyn Coburn were on hand to view the work, which was enthusiastically cheered by the on-track crowd. Click below to watch video.

TOC Members Enjoy Annual Meeting at Del Mar

Nearly 200 people attended the TOC Annual Membership Meeting at Del Mar on Saturday, August 23rd. Held in the Veranda Cafe, the event kicked off at 8:30 a.m. with a delicious breakfast. TOC President, Joe Morris, presided over the brief business meeting, during which he introduced board and staff members, provided information regarding TOC operations for … Read more