06/22/2014 5:41PM

Cahill elected to Thoroughbred Owners of California board


ARCADIA, Calif. – Jim Cahill, a former executive vice president of Costco, has been elected to the Thoroughbred Owners of California’s board of directors along with five incumbents – Mark Dedomenico, Mike Harrington, Terry Lovingier, Jack Owens, and Bill Strauss, the organization announced Saturday.

The TOC held an election in recent months for six positions. There were seven candidates on the ballot. Keith Pronske, an owner who had previously served as a vice chairman for Northern California on the board of directors, was not re-elected, according to balloting on the TOC’s website. The organization received 1,318 ballots after mailing 7,024 to voters.

Cahill will serve a one-year term beginning July 1. The five incumbents were elected to three-year terms.

Cahill has owned horses since 2006 and currently has nine horses in training, according to the TOC.

The other members of the board of directors are Nick Alexander, Bob Baffert, Ron Ellis, Ed Moger, Billy Morey, Mike Pegram, George Todaro, Kathy Walsh, and Mike Wellman. Pegram is chairman of the board.