California Owners Group Gives $169,500 to Charities

At its June meeting, the board of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) voted to donate $169,500 to racing charities for the fiscal year 2001-02. Included is $80,000 to organizations that care for retired Thoroughbreds and over $50,000 to groups that help people who work in the industry.

The TOC has allocated $30,000 to Tranquility Farm, $25,000 to the California Equine Retirement Foundation, $15,000 to the Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, and $10,000 to the United Pegasus Foundation. Also, $25,000 for research efforts at the U.C. Davis Equine Athletic Performance Lab and $1,000 to the International Conference of Racing Analysts.

The complete list of TOC donations for the 2001-02 fiscal year follows:
California Equine Retirement Foundation Inc. (CERF) $25,000 Jockey Guild's Disabled Jockeys Fund $2,000
Glen Ellen Vocational Academy Inc. (GEVA) $15,000
Kids to the Cup $5,000
Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund $2,500
Race Track Chaplaincy of America $12,000
U.C. Davis Equine Athletic Performance Lab $25,000
United Pegasus Foundation $10,000
Winners Foundation $25,500
Tranquility Farm $30,000
NTRA Charities -- Heroes Fund $5,000
CTT Backside Employee Christmas Party $7,250
National Racing Compact (national licensing program) $2,500
Edwin J. Gregson Foundation Dinner $1,750
International Conference of Racing Analysts $1,000