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


CTT is headed by a nine-member Board of Directors elected by vote of the membership. [1] The Board must include at least three trainers from Northern California and three trainers from Southern California. Regular Board meetings are held monthly in Southern California.

The Board members are elected for a three-year term. These Board members are all non-paid volunteers who may serve on various committees established as needed to address important issues, such as Track Safety, Legislation, or Backstretch Conditions. They also provide input on matters of general interest at the regular Board meetings.

Ray Bell


Tim Bellasis
Val Brinkerhoff
Ron Ellis
Gloria Haley
Eoin Harty


David Hofmans

Southern California
Vice President

Matthew Troy
Sean McCarthy