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Future In Doubt For Golden Gate Fields In Northern California

Officials with The Stronach Group have called what it refers to as an “urgent meeting” with horsemen at Golden Gate Fields to discuss the future of the Northern California racetrack it owns. The Stronach Group and the California Horse Racing Board are at an impasse over the company’s application for a license to its upcoming […]

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$70 Million Handle Increase Spurs 10 Percent Purse Hike At Santa Anita Park

Due to a $70 million increase in overall pari-mutuel handle dating back to Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a 10 percent increase in overnight purses, effective Friday, June 1, through closing day, Sunday, June 24. “The fact that we’re up $70 million in handle is obviously very gratifying and there are several factors involved, including field […]

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Del Mar, TOC Sweeten The Pot For 2018 Ship And Win Program

Del Mar’s highly effective “Ship and Win” program, where owners and trainers are given solid incentives to import out-of-state horses to race locally, returns for its eighth summer at the shore in 2018 with yet another husky bonus increase providing additional encouragement to bring runners to the place “where the turf meets the surf.” When […]

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TOC To Live Stream Tax Seminar For Horse Owners Feb. 10

Thoroughbred Owners of California will present its first-ever live streamed tax seminar on Saturday, Feb. 10. Participants will be able to join the seminar from anywhere via live streaming on their computer, smart phone or other wi-fi enabled device. Or they may simply call in using a telephone conference call number. Topics to be covered […]

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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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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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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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