ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2012) – Harris Auerbach and Terry Lovingier have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, executive vice president and general manager Doug Burge announced Tuesday.
Auerbach is the managing partner of M. Auerbach, LLC. and The Unusual Heat Syndicate. Auerbach is part of a family that has been breeding and racing in California for 35 years.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Auerbach worked for his family’s furniture manufacturing company JSA Corp, eventually as Chief Operating Officer. After making the decision with his mother Madeline to sell JSA in 2004, Auerbach became active in the day-to-day breeding, racing and promotional activities of more than 100 thoroughbreds belonging to the Auerbachs and assorted partnerships.
Most notable is his work, alongside Madeline and longtime partner-trainer Barry Abrams, with the progeny and grandchildren of four tiime California Champion Sire Unusual Heat.
Auerbach also is active in electronic and social media marketing for breeding and racing stock. . He is married to wife Robin and has two girls, Jamie (11) and Allison (9).
Lovingier comes from a family of generations of horsemen. The family, originally from Oklahoma, moved to Lakewood, Calif., in 1955. Terry cared for thoroughbred and quarter horses and had responsibilities that included foaling, board care and breaking horses. “Even today, while I love horse racing, my first love is breeding, foaling and raising horses.”
Terry received a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1980 from the University of California at Irvine while playing basketball for the Anteaters. He currently owns and operates Lovco Construction Inc., which specializes in civil and environmental work in the oil industry.
The running of Lovco has been left to his son so Terry can spend more time with the daily operations of Lovacres Ranch, also owned and operated by Terry. Lovacres Ranch stands four active stallions, including one of California’s leading sires, Awesome Gambler. The others stallions are Grace Upon Grace, Bushwacker and Time To Get Even. Lovacres Ranch is home to approximately 50 Lovacre mares, as well as many boarded horses.
Lovingier has bred Streakin Flyer, winner of the quarter horse All American Futurity, Willa B Awesome, winner of the G1 Santa Anita Oaks, as well as numerous stakes winners and stakes placed thoroughbreds.
He and his wife Barbara have a son, two daughters and five grandchildren.