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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Horse Racing Board, Thoroughbred Owners of California chief executive officer Greg Avioli said his organization has withdrawn consent for the Churchill Downs Inc.-owned ADW company TwinSpires to accept wagers from California residents.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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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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Alexander Succeeds Pegram As Chairman Of Thoroughbred Owners of California

At its meeting today, the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) unanimously elected Nick Alexander chairman. Alexander joined the board in 2013 and has served as Secretary/Treasurer since that time. Alexander replaces Mike Pegram, who will remain on the board and executive committee but is stepping down after serving as chairman […]

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Avioli Appointed To NTRA’s Political Action Committee Board Of Directors

Greg Avioli, CEO of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, has been named to the Board of Directors of Horse PAC, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s federal political action committee. The appointment was made at Tuesday’s meeting of the Horse PAC board in Lexington. Avioli, a past president of Horse PAC, is a longtime racing executive, […]

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Forney Promoted To Executive Director Of Thoroughbred Owners Of California

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) announced the promotion of Mary Forney to the position of executive director, effective immediately. Forney has been with TOC since 2004 as director of operations. She has worked in the California horse racing industry for more than 30 years including 13 years at Santa Anita, most recently as simulcast […]

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Gary Fenton Joins Thoroughbred Owners Of California Board

The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) voted to appoint Gary Fenton to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Billy Morey. Fenton, who began his career as an entertainment attorney, is currently the managing partner of Little Red Feather Racing (LRF), one of California’s leading […]

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