• Miguel and Manuel

    Carpenters

  • Sandra

    CTHF Medical Assistant

  • John

    Security Supervisor

CA Horse Power /noun/hors’-pou(e)r/

A unit of collective power equal to the 77,000 workers who make up California’s horse industry.

California’s horse industry is powered by more than 77,000 workers across the state. Skilled workers in this specialized industry rely on their jobs to support their families and make ends meet. The horse industry also powers California’s economy, contributing $4.5 billion annually to communities across the state, including small businesses, restaurants, lodging accommodations and more.

Horse racing in California is not just historic, but one of the most unionized workforces in the state. These highly trained workers rely on these jobs for access to healthcare and stability for their families.

In addition to basic healthcare and a steady job, backstretch workers have access to mental health services and counseling programs they otherwise could not afford.

Horse Racing is working every day to maintain the safety of our horses and our workers. We are applying new reforms and technologies and remain committed to continued improvement, but we need your help.

  • Trinidad

    Groom

  • Jorge & Jose

    Welders

  • Jo Ann & Clyde

    Security