The loss of David Hofmans, Vice President of California Thoroughbred Trainers [CTT], not only leaves our organization bereft, but also deprives our entire sport of the dignity, good humor, vast experience, and professionalism he brought to it.

Any recitation of his numerous wins and accomplishments at all levels of racing couldn’t possibly convey the respect his fellow trainers and his clients will always have for him.  He was an exemplar of horsemanship, judgment, and the heritage of all the best qualities of racing and humanity.

On behalf of the CTT Board of Directors
Eoin Harty, President
Alan Balch, Executive Director

These are our people. This is our industry.

Our roots go back nearly 70 years to support the hardworking people behind-the-scenes who love horses and have dedicated their lives to training and caring for the elite Thoroughbreds of California horse racing.

Equine Safety & Well-being

We are invested in making sure California is a leader in safety initiatives, both on and away from the track.

Upholding the highest standards in animal welfare and safety for our California Thoroughbreds is a commitment that we and our members make, along with other key stakeholders including breeders, owners, tracks, riders, veterinarians, the backstretch community, and others.