Bill Strauss Elected to Serve on TOC Board

The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California unanimously voted to appoint owner William Strauss to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Dennis Cardoza.

Strauss, known as Bill, resides in Del Mar. He was co-founder and CEO of Provide Commerce/Proflowers, a company he took public on NASDAQ in 2003 and sold two years later. Prior to that he was a senior vice president for ChipSoft/Intuit. A lifelong fan of Thoroughbred racing, Strauss has enjoyed much success with horses such as The Pamplemousse  , Turbulent Descent, and Mizdirection since he became an owner.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bill Strauss to the board," said chairman Mike Pegram. "His experience as a businessman combined with his passion for horse racing make him a very positive asset to the TOC board of directors."

"I look forward to helping promote consensus among owners, trainers, gamblers, and track management," Strauss said. "With sound reasoning and a healthy dialog on issues such as takeout and medication, we can come together with a common voice. I believe in transparency to all constituents and using fact-based data to come to decisions."

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

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