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‘The Ship Is Sinking’: CHRB Members Argue For Fewer Race Dates

The California Horse Racing Board had its second discussion in 2017 regarding a reduction in race dates, and, once again, received significant pushback from those in attendance at a committee meeting on Friday. According to bloodhorse.com, executive director Rick Baedeker presented the CHRB with three different calendars, each of which would reduce racing by 17-18 days. Thoroughbred […]

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Dedomenico, Fenton Among Those Re-Elected To TOC Board

TOC’s membership re-elected incumbents Mark Dedomenico, Gary Fenton, Mike Harrington, Terry Lovingier, Jack Owens, and Bill Strauss to its Board of Directors. Dedomenico, Fenton, Harrington, Lovingier, and Strauss were elected to three-year terms, and Owens was elected to a two-year term. The new Board officially takes office on July 1st. Dedomenico has served on the […]

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California Officially Approves Third-Party Lasix Rules; Implementation Expected Late This Year

The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program. The California Office of Administrative Law advised the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday that amendments to CHRB Rules 1433 and 1845, which the Board approved […]

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TOC Says TwinSpires Now In Compliance With Geolocation Tracking, Restores Signal

Thoroughbred Owners of California chief executive officer Greg Avioli said the in-state signal has been restored to the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned advance deposit wager company TwinSpires in time for Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby program from Santa Anita Park. On Thursday, TOC officials withdrew consent for TwinSpires to accept wagers from California residents on California races […]

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UPDATED: Thoroughbred Owners Of California, TwinSpires In Dispute Over On-Track ADW Wagers

During Thursday’s meeting of the California Horse Racing Board, Thoroughbred Owners of California chief executive officer Greg Avioli said his organization has withdrawn consent for the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned ADW company TwinSpires to accept wagers from California residents. The decision, Avioli said, stems from TwinSpires not meeting a deadline – agreed to by TwinSpires and three other […]

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John Van De Kamp, Former TOC President, Dies At Age 81

John Van de Kamp, who was TOC President and General Counsel from 1996 through 2004, died March 14 at his home in Pasadena following a brief illness. He was 81. Van de Kamp was born in Pasadena into a prominent family known for its popular baked goods and windmill-themed bakeries. He graduated from Stanford Law […]

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Van De Kamp, Former TOC President, Dead At 81

John Van de Kamp, who was Thoroughbred Owners of California president and general counsel from 1996 through 2004, died March 14 at his home in Pasadena following a brief illness. He was 81. Van de Kamp was born in Pasadena into a prominent family known for its popular baked goods and windmill-themed bakeries. He graduated from […]

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California Owners’ Per-Start Workers’ Compensation Fee Increases By $5 In 2017

The following statement was released on Sunday by the Thoroughbred Owners of California. The California Thoroughbred Business League (CTBL), a group comprised of racing associations, horsemen’s organizations and fairs, is responsible for overseeing funds that are to be utilized for providing workers’ compensation insurance relief to horsemen. Working with Finish Line Self Insurance Group (FLSIG), […]

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Enola Gray Authoritative In Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint

Nick Alexander’s classy homebred Enola Gray showed her customary early zip and went on to an authoritative 3 ¼ length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, the first of five stakes restricted to horses bred or sired in California that are Golden State Series eligible. Trained by […]

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Stronach’s California Tracks Pressuring ADWs To Accept ‘Geolocation’ Proposal

The Stronach Group-owned Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields have teamed up with the Thoroughbred Owners of California to pressure advanced-deposit wagering companies to accept a “geolocation” proposal, according to bloodhorse.com. Scott Daruty, who often represents The Stronach Group, told the California Horse Racing Board on Wednesday that the two tracks had already reached agreements […]

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