B. Wayne Hughes, Jess Jackson, and Marsha Naify are the newest members of the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, the organization announced June 24.In addition to the three new directors, the membership re-elected Billy Koch, Tom Mankiewicz, and Donald Valpredo, chairman Alan Landsburg announced.
Hughes has raced horses in California for over 30 years. He has a small farm in Malibu and a breeding farm in Kentucky. He stands several stallions, one of which - Cat Dreams - is based in California. He is founder and chairman of Public Storage, Inc.
Jackson owns some 30 horses in training, 120 broodmares, 90 foals, and shares in a dozen stallions with farms he owns in California, Kentucky, and Florida. A native Californian, his experience includes a 40-year trial and appellate legal career and 20 years developing an international vineyard and estate winery.
A native of San Francisco and graduate of USC, Marsha Naify has a keen interest in philanthropic work that led her to start the Marshall Foundation, named for her late father. She has been involved in the horse racing industry since 2000 and currently has about 20 horses in training in Southern California.
The newly elected directors join Donna Arnold, Tom Bachman, Landsburg, Marvin Malmuth, Jack B. Owens, Mace Siegel, and the three elected representatives of the California Thoroughbred Trainers – Barbara Dutton, John Sadler, and Art Sherman – on the TOC Board.