A donor has anonymously offered $200,000 for the benefit of racetrack workers, according to a press release from the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation, the organization that received the donation. The check to the foundation was presented after the fourth race at Santa Anita Race Track on Friday.
“It is one of the largest donations we have received,” said Kevin Bolling, the foundation's executive director, in a released statement.
Trainer John Sadler played a significant role in getting the donation, which came from an owner Sadler had worked with for years.
The foundation was founded in 1983 by trainer Noble Threewitt, whose namesake is carried by the Noble Threewitt Medical Center at Santa Anita. It also operates clinics at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood and two Northern California tracks, Golden Gate Field and Pleasanton, according to the release, which adds that more than 5,000 racetrack workers and their family members in California are beneficiaries of the foundation's work.
For further information, check out www.cthf.info or call (626) 446-0169.