TOC to Hold Ownership Seminar at Santa Rosa

Free public seminar to feature trainer Steve Sherman and track announcer Mike Wrona.

The public is invited to learn about racehorse ownership at a free seminar hosted by Thoroughbred Owners of California on Aug. 7 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.

The guest speaker will be trainer Steve Sherman, who will join Michael Wrona, racetrack announcer and host of the daily racing handicapping seminars during the fair. Sherman, a leading trainer in Northern California and former assistant to his father Art Sherman, manages a large Northern California stable. The younger Sherman has been training horses for more than 12 years and also maintains ownership in many of the horses he trains.

TOC representatives will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about horse ownership, tax considerations, partnerships and contracts, and strategies for running a successful racing business. The seminar will begin at 11 a.m. at Shade Park, which is adjacent to the fair track's grandstand.

The Sonoma County Fairgrounds are located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa.