Terry Lovingier

Terry Lovingier

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Lovingier Added to California Owners Board

Owner of Lovacres Ranch who campaigned Willa B Awesome replaces Madeline Auerbach.

The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California unanimously voted to appoint Terry Lovingier to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Madeline Auerbach.

Auerbach resigned to accept an appointment to the California Horse Racing Board.

Lovingier, a native of Oklahoma who was raised in Lakewood, Calif., has had a lifelong love of horses. With his wife Barbara, he owns and operates Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, just east of Temecula. The ranch encompasses more than 500 acres and is home to several Thoroughbred stallions, including Awesome Gambler, Empire Way, Time To Get Even, Bushwacked, Grace Upon Grace, and Swiss Yodeler.

Racing mainly in partnerships, Lovingier has campaigned many good runners including 2012 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) winner Willa B Awesome. He currently has Willie B Awesome, Time For Angie, Time for a Hug, and Takem by Surprise.

"Terry brings a wealth of experience as both a breeder and an owner to the TOC board," said chairman Mike Pegram. "As a member of the (California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association) board of directors as well, he will be a great asset in helping us nurture a strong working relationship between our two organizations."

"I look forward to working on behalf of California owners and know there is much work to be done," said Lovingier.

TOC is the official organization representing Thoroughbred owners in the state.