Oak Tree Racing Association
He placed 6th in the America West Conference meet in his final collegiate meet in Realizing that maybe 1st place Jed Smith 50K Coaching -Present Oak Hill Racing Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach/Founder. CONDITION OAK TREE SANTA ANITA BELMONT KEENELAND . on an average per race basis, the purses for the fall meet will. Now that the California Horse Racing Board has wrangled a one-year extension from Santa Anita owner Frank Stronach for the Oak Tree.
Meet The Coaches
Throughout my adult life I have been passionately involved in all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry in California. TOC members are the custodians of live racing opportunities for future generations.
It is that rich heritage that I will tenaciously strive to preserve. My wife, Mary, and I have been married 50 years and have four grandchildren.
Oak Tree Racing Association
I have raced Thoroughbreds in California for 40 years. In the last few years I have raced only Cal-bred homebreds. On our acre ranch we grow alfalfa, oats, and forage hay to feed our broodmare band of 28 mares and their offspring.
We have produced three graded stakes winners, Enola Gray, California champion three-year-old filly inPee Wee Reese, and Grazen, now a successful stallion. We were 2 breeder in California by money won in The TOC has a wide range of goals being involved in all aspects of California racing, but our two main goals are to maximize purses at California tracks and insure the long-term stability and growth of racing in our state to give California owners the best possible chance to succeed.
Bigger purses and a secure future encourage owners to buy and breed better horses. I switched to training Thoroughbreds in I am the father of five and reside in La Canada with my wife, Jill. I have continually been a leading trainer by earnings in the nation, hold multiple Southern California training titles, and am a three-time Eclipse Award winner. My goal is to restore California to its former glory. California offers the best racing in the world, and I want to explore opportunities to recruit new owners and more horses to the state.
I hope to use my unique knowledge and experience to help create a positive image of California racing. Joe Ciaglia I began my first company when I was 20 years old. My wife, Stephanie, and our children, Ashley and Anthony, are all integral to the family businesses.
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InI claimed my first horse at Del Mar. I began breeding horses in and started buying from sales in What I enjoy most about this industry is the passion of the owners, trainers, and bloodstock agents that surround me.
I consider these horseracing partners to be my family and friends and have the utmost loyalty to them. I would like to advance the sport by using my energy, excitement, open mindedness, and innovative ideas to bring more fans and owners to California horseracing. Nothing is more enjoyable than sharing those winning moments with family and friends. We are now able to repair bowed tendons back to normal tendons with stem cells.
The horse then returns to racing at his previous level. We now only do chip removal from joints with follow-up stem cell injections into the joint to smooth off the cartilage. In human medicine, my hope is we can soon use stem cells to repair myocardial heart attack damage.
I started going to the track with my father, who raced multiple stakes winners on the west coast for many years, over 60 years ago. I also own several graded winners. I love this sport and the people who own or train these wonderful athletes. Being the head of syndicate is much like representing actors, writers and television production companies. The client is always the boss and it is our job to create the best racing experience possible for them.
Sinceonly four owners have more starts in California than LRF. In addition, I am very proud to be part of an organization that during this same span has brought in more new owners into California racing than anyone or entity. Rick Gold I am a semi-retired Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. I grew up in a working class family in Pittsburgh as the son of immigrant parents England and Mexico and studied at Cornell and Stanford, earning a PhD in electrical engineering.
Meet Our Board |
We face many threats, but I also believe there are opportunities to grow the game in collaboration with other key industry stakeholders. I have experience thinking out of the box and building consensus in challenging situations.
I welcome the opportunity to represent you and work together to ensure our future. Mike comes from a long line of race trackers following his father, grandfather, and great grandfather into the horse racing business.
After retiring from his veterinary practice inhe joined his wife, Patricia, an accomplished trainer in her own right, as a full time trainer.Review- Oak Tree Meet 2010
Mike and Patricia reside in Cypress, California. Mike has a solid reputation as a conditioner of top-notch juveniles.
We have many complex issues we have been working on including racing integrity, track safety, lowering expenses, competition for the gambling dollar, and new sources of income. I think it is important to attract new owners to California, but it is even more important to keep the ones we have.
I am an advocate for increased participation purses and redistribution of the purse percentage. Anyone that thinks the solutions are simple should run for the board. I have attended every board meeting and our board has worked very hard.
I would like the continued opportunity to help move the industry forward. In my experience, that's the case.
This year, in particular, when the sun has blazed down in Georgia, the shade of the oak tree is perfect and practical for discussion.
If nothing else, some could readily be lulled into a false sense of security. We agreed terms under the tree, it was done, in three minutes; handshake, contract will be sent. A huge amount of business gets done here; if I could tot it up, it would make a very healthy sum. There is something hugely appealing about coming back to the same place every year, where you know how things work. The magnitude of the oak at least spares it from any such fate. George O'Grady, the European Tour's chief executive, is another who spends hours of his Masters week in and around the same spot.
There could be Arnold Palmer standing under one section and Jack Nicklaus standing under another. It is a hive of activity and a wonderful setting.