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Assisting Fire Victims

January 2018

As have countless individuals and other organizations within and outside of the racing and breeding industries, the California Thoroughbred Foundation has stepped forward with funds to help victims of the tragic San Luis Rey fire. The Foundation made a donation to CARMA, which is coordinating donations to be given directly to help the Thoroughbred horses affected by the California wildfires.

The CTF salutes the many people who immediately worked into the night and for days afterward to rescue the horses at San Luis Rey Downs. Not only did grooms remain to save horses, at great risk to themselves, many veterinarians and their staffs rushed to Del Mar and surrounding farms to care for the injured animals.

The Southern California Equine Foundation set up a dispensary at Del Mar for distributing veterinary supplies as needed. In an open letter Dr. Joe Dowd, president of SCEF, noted the incredible work that so many veterinarians were doing, and the Foundation joins him in thanking those who saved these horses.

Memorial Donations

The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF memorial fund. Donations may be sent to: CTF, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018.

The California Thoroughbred Foundation

The California Thoroughbred Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education. Since 1958 the Foundation has operated as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that can accept tax-deductible contributions. For more than five decades the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona.

The Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of equine literature found anywhere. Several generous donations of book collections and artwork form the core of the library, which is housed in the CTBA offices in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fine arts. The latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the library.

The resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.


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