On Saturday, March 14, over 100 people attended TOC’s membership teleconference! This meeting was held to update horsemen on a number of critical issues.
Speakers: TOC Chairman Nick Alexander, TOC Director Gary Fenton, Terry Lovingier who is a TOC Director as well as Chairman of the CTBA, and Greg Avioli, TOC President and CEO. They were joined by Craig Fravel of Santa Anita, Alan Balch of CTT, and Cliff Goodrich of the CTHF.
- Announcement regarding Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita running without fans in attendance for the foreseeable future
- Contingency planning regarding horses and backstretch personnel at racetracks and licensed auxiliary facilities in the event of further spread of the Coronavirus
- The official CHRB report on 2019 horse fatalities at Santa Anita released earlier this week
- The Southern District of New York’s 44-page indictment which included allegations of a systematic pattern of illegal drugging and horse abuse against two high profile trainers and multiple veterinarians.
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