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Sherwood Chillingworth, 93, Dies: ‘Chilly Was Good For The Horses, Good For The Business’

Sherwood C. Chillingworth, a longtime director and executive vice president of the Oak Tree Racing Association, passed away on Tuesday at age 93. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Chillingworth, known affectionately as “Chilly” to all who knew him, was named an Oak Tree director in 1989, and later assumed the title of Executive Vice President […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Meets Oak Tree’s $100,000 Challenge Gift

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who passed away at the age of 93 on Nov. 29, 2014. As a racetrack veterinarian, farm manager, breeder/owner, and racing association president, Dr. Robbins […]

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TOBA Owners Concierge Welcomes Five New Members

Following a successful launch in March, the TOBA Owners Concierge has welcomed five new additions, boosting the initiative’s participants to 25. The incoming tracks are Finger Lakes, Indiana Grand, Lone Star Park and Mountaineer. Oak Tree Racing Association, who will conduct live racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif. later this summer, has […]

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Oak Tree Matching Donations Made in Honor of Robbins to Grayson-Jockey Club

The Oak Tree Racing Association announced today that it will match donations made to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation in honor of Dr. Jack K. Robbins. The pledge will cover donations up to a total of $100,000 that are made through December 31, 2015. Dr. Robbins, a Thoroughbred owner and breeder and a pioneer in the […]

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Industry Leader Dr. Jack Robbins Dead at 93

Dr. Jack Robbins, an icon in the equine veterinary world and California Thoroughbred racing and breeding for almost 70 years, died on Saturday afternoon at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. According to an article published in Daily Racing Form written by his longtime friend, columnist Jay Hovdey, Dr. Robbins died from the effects […]

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Oak Tree, Pleasanton Join Forces

The Oak Tree Racing Association and the Pleasanton race meeting are joining forces to boost interest in Northern California racing. Through sponsorships to the Pleasanton stakes schedule and an increase in marketing, Oak Tree will add more excitement to the Pleasanton meet, which traditionally kicks off the summer Northern California racing circuit. Pleasanton has been […]

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CHRB Approves License for Oak Tree to Run at Pleasanton

The California Horse Racing Board today approved a license application submitted by Oak Tree Racing Association and Alameda County Fair to conduct three weeks of racing at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, beginning on June 19th and running through July 6, 2014.  CHRB approval represents the latest step forward in a year-long effort by Oak […]

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Oak Tree Racing Association Stays Involved in Racing

The Oak Tree Racing Association, which for 42 years between 1969 and 2010 ran a fall race meeting that annually was one of the high points of Southern California racing, has not seen its flag fly for racing purposes for the past two seasons. But the not-for-profit corporation that channeled its profits into research, development […]

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California training facility sues over stabling fund payments

The Southern California training facililty San Luis Rey Downs has filed a lawsuit claiming a Thoroughbred stabling fund paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to race associations that did not meet the proper requirements, much to the detriment of San Luis Rey Downs.  The defendants include the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Hollywood Park Racing […]

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Oak Tree Racing Association to be honored by Gregson Foundation

The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will honor Oak Tree Racing (OTRA) for its service in Southern California at its annual fund-raising dinner, according to the Daily Racing Form. OTRA, a not-for-profit organization that conducted autumn race meets at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park from 1969 through 2010, is not conducting a meeting this fall but […]

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