Edited press release
Alan Landsburg announced May 6 he is stepping down from the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors. He has served the TOC for 10 years, the last three as chairman.
Landsburg was a founding board member of TOC in 1993. An owner of Thoroughbred racehorses for more than 30 years, Landsburg also served as commissioner and chairman of the California Horse Racing Board and as a member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association board of directors. Landsburg intends to spend his new leisure time enjoying the sport and “writing tell-all books,” he said.
“The board I leave is a fortress,” Landsburg said. “It is manned by the best possible battalion of soldiers, each ready to challenge those whose actions demean the traditions of our sport. In terms of lifelines, I’ve made the turn into the stretch. The earned rewards of a lifetime beckon."
At a recent dinner in his honor, Landsburg was presented a resolution by the TOC board in recognition of his many contributions to the organization and efforts on behalf of California horsemen and women.
“Owners could not have a stronger or more devoted advocate than Alan,” TOC vice president Mace Siegel said. “He was instrumental in TOC’s formation, and through the years has shared a wealth of knowledge--not only of horse racing, but of the communication, marketing, and entertainment industries. Alan is one of the most dedicated people I know, and he will be greatly missed.”
Landsburg’s legacy includes numerous educational videos he produced for both TOC and the CHRB, and the TOC owner handbook that he created and co-wrote.
“We owe Alan a huge debt of gratitude,” TOC president Drew J. Couto said. “He has devoted an incredible amount of time in the service of California Thoroughbred owners. The board was galvanized as a result of his leadership and strength of conviction.”