Canadian Hall of Fame dinner just three weeks away!

09:32 AM 18 Jul 2014 NZST
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Keith Waples and Bill Galvin, harness racing Albatross, harness racing Wally Hennessey, harness racing Rocknroll Hanover, harness racing Dreamfair Eternal, harness racing Robert Murphy, harness racing Dr. Ted Clarke and Doug McNair, harness racing
Keith Waples and Bill Galvin
Photo by Michael Burns
Albatross and Stanley Dancer
Wally Hennessey
Photo by Skip Smith
Rocknroll Hanover
Dreamfair Eternal and Jody Jamieson
Fred J. Brown photo
Robert Murphy
Dr. Ted Clarke with Doug McNair
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TORONTO, ON, July 17 - The 38th Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, August 6th promises to be an evening of celebrations as fourteen new members, including Wando, Rocknroll Hanover, Wally Hennessey, Albatross, Dreamfair Eternal, Dr. Ted Clarke, Robert Murphy, Bill Galvin and Robert Landry, join the best of Canadian Horse Racing. 

Held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, the evening will be emceed by Jim Bannon, Woodbine Entertainment Group Thoroughbred Racing Analyst and will feature a cocktail reception, a fantastic auction lineup with TSN Radio personality Matt Cauz as guest auctioneer, a four course gourmet dinner and the Induction Ceremony.

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame acknowledges the generous sponsorship support of this year’s event:  Event Sponsor – OLG; Reception and Wine Sponsor – Central Ontario Standardbred Association; Photography Sponsor - Ontario Standardbred Alliance Tracks and Woodbine Entertainment Group for producing the video tributes to each of the 2014 inductees.

The CHRHF Planning Committee is putting together an impressive list of live and silent auction from donors and supporters including Adena Springs, The Royal Horse Show, Equilease Corp., Greenhawk, the Toronto Maple Leafs and many others.  All proceeds from the auction will go directly toward helping the Hall of Fame recognize the achievements of those that have built and established the roots of horse racing in Canada.

Live Auction

  • Halter worn by two-time US Thoroughbred Horse of the Year “Wise Dan” (donated by Charles LoPresti)
  • Halter worn by 2014 Woodbine Oaks and Queen’s Plate winner “Lexie Lou” (donated by Casse Racing)
  • Dinner for 2 at the Turf Club & 2 tickets to the Nashville Predators vs Toronto Maple Leafs (donated by Woodbine Entertainment Group)

Silent Auction

  • 4 box seat tickets to The Royal Horse Show, Friday November 8th including Tanbark Lounge access (donated by the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Horse Show)
  • 2 tickets to Toronto Raptors game during the 2014-15 season (donated by Equilease Corp.)
  • Golf for 4 at Angus Glen Golf Course (donated by Angus Glen Golf Course)
  • Framed limited edition print by Linda Shantz of 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Somebeachsomewhere
  • Framed limited edition print by Debbie Goldring of 1976 Hall of Fame inductee Northern Dancer, the original of which hangs permanently in the Hall.
  • Golf for 4 at Ballantrae Golf Club (donated by Schonberg Farm & Ballantrae Golf Course)
  • Plus many more items from sports memorabilia and tickets to equine art and collectibles, there’s a little something for everyone.

The Auction item list is being updated as new items are added and can be viewed at:  www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com

 To order tickets contact Linda Rainey – 416-417-9404 or by email at linda.rainey@horseracinghalloffame.com

by Linda Rainey, for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

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