Bettering the quality of life for backstretch workers
Welcome to CTHF!


Due to the overwhelming contributions made to our non-profit foundation, we are fortunate to be able to announce that we believe we have a sufficient reserve to properly provide financial relief to victims of the fire in the months ahead.

Therefore, as of February 1, 2018, we will not be accepting donations specifically intended to assist fire victims.  However, any donations sent will be dedicated to ongoing medical and dental care for the 5,000 licensed grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders, trainers, etc., and their families, at racetracks and training centers throughout California, including those workers and trainers located at the San Luis Rey Training Center.

Our mission, for over thirty years, has been “to improve the quality of life” for backstretch workers, who care for the horses, like they do their own children.  Your donations, after the devastating fire, has certainly made a difference in the lives of all of the people who experienced this tragic event.

On behalf of the impacted workers, thank you again for your generosity, and please visit our website periodically.  We believe we have compelling stories to tell about these hardworking individuals, and we are happy to share them with all of you.

Best regards,

Cliff Goodrich

Executive Director 

For questions, please contact our office at (626) 446-0169.   

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