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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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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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Avioli Named CEO Of Thoroughbred Owners Of California

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) announced today the hiring of longtime racing executive, attorney and legislative expert, Greg Avioli to fill the newly created position of TOC Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2016. TOC Board Chairman Mike Pegram explained the new position: “Given the many opportunities and challenges now facing the organization, we […]

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Reddam Racing Top 2015 TOC Owner By Wins, Purses

The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) has announced the winners of its 2015 statistical awards for leading California owners. Reddam Racing LLC was leading owner in purse money won in California as well as leading owner by number of wins; Watson, Pegram and Weitman led all owners by number of California stakes wins; and Kings […]

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Nick Coukos New President Of Thoroughbred Owners Of California

Thoroughbred Owners of California is pleased to announce that Nick Coukos has accepted the position of President. Coukos is stepping down as Vice President Racing/Corporate Affairs at Ajax Downs, a privately owned Quarter Horse racetrack and slot facility near Toronto, Canada. Prior to that he was Executive Director of HBPA (Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association) […]

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Morris: TOC ‘100 Percent’ Against USADA’s Involvement In Racing

Joe Morris, president of Thoroughbred Owners of California, said horsemen’s groups throughout North America are united in opposition to federal legislation that would create one agency to regulate medication rules, drug testing and enforcement throughout the United States. The various organizations (national and local affiliates of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association […]

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Catalog For Paddock Sale At Del Mar Of Race Ready Horses Now Online

The catalog for the Fourth Annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses, scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 25 in the Del Mar paddock approximately 30 minutes after the last race is declared official, is now on-line.  This catalog currently consists of 19 horses of racing age and 14 two-year-olds. Additional […]

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