The California Thoroughbred Horsemen's Foundation medical facility at Santa Anita Park will be renamed in honor of veteran trainer Noble Threewitt during a ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Beginning Feb. 25, the clinic will be known as the Noble Threewitt Health Center. Speakers at the ceremony will include Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, Santa Anita vice president/general manager Chris McCarron, veterinarian Rick Arthur and Doris Johnson of the CTHF. Threewitt, who celebrates his 93rd birthday Tuesday, has been an instrumental figure for decades in improved medical care for backstretch employees and their families. He also served six terms as president of the California Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and 16 years as a national vice president.
Following the ceremony, Threewitt and his wife, Beryl, will attend the races at a special reception in the director's room, and a race will be named in his honor. The clinic is located inside Gate 7 off of Baldwin Ave., in the northwest corner of the 320-acre Santa Anita property.