Don’t miss your chance to be part of the celebration on August 9th at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner. The ticket order deadline has been extended to 5:00 pm August 3rd to allow for last minute orders. The CHRHF class of 2017 includes Standardbred honourees Blair Burgess, Dr. Gordon Gilbertson, Elegantimage, Happy Lady and Mach Three as well as Thoroughbred honourees, Harold Barroby, Eugene Melnyk, Curtis Stock, Quiet Resolve and South Ocean are inducted.
The evening will also celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada, including a nod to 2017 Legends Honouree Modesty. The horse who won the first race on record, July 1, 1767 on the Plains of Abraham.
This year, with the support and generosity of members of the Canadian racing industry, breedings to four top stallions will be offered as part of the evening’s live auction. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on stallion services for the 2018 breeding season by Thoroughbred Giant Gizmo, donated by Adena Springs, as well as Standardbreds He’s Watching, donated by Tara Hills Stud; Shadow Play, donated by the Shadow Play Syndicate; and Sunshine Beach, donated by the Sunshine Beach Syndicate. Those interested in placing bids, but unable to attend, may contact [email protected] or 416-417-9404 for more information.
There will also be a wide selection of silent auction items for guests to bid on including a collection of unique racing art, memorabilia, sporting event tickets and one of a kind experience packages including:
|Giant Gizmo – 2018 Breeding||Adena Springs|
|Shadow Play – 2018 Breeding||Shadow Play Syndicate|
|Sunshine Beach – 2018 Breeding||Sunshine Beach Syndicate|
|He’s Watching – 2018 Breeding||Tara Hills Stud|
|Eric Karlsson Ottawa Senators Autographed Hockey Jersey||Eugene Melnyk/Ottawa Senators|
|Pair of Platinum Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets (game to be confrmed) + 4 Hockey Hall of Fame passes||John Fielding|
|Aqua Universalis ~ Extrait de parfum – 70 mL||Donated by Maison Francis Kurkdjian boutique at Sak’s Fifth Avenue|
|Vavra’s Vision – Equine Images Coffee Table Book||Anonymous|
|Limited Edition Roy Miller Print – “Evergreen Champions”||Bruce Walker|
|Signed Kyle Lowry Raptors Jersey||Canadian Tire Corp.|
|Stamkos hat and 4 Hockey Hall of Fame passes||Canadian Tire Corp.|
|“Cam Fella” by Fred Stone||Dan Loiselle|
|Somebeachsomewhere Canvas Photo Print||Dave Landry|
|David Dunkley Hat||David Dunkley|
|Dinner for 4 at Grand River Raceway||Grand River Raceway|
|“Kentucky Derby Hats” Glycee print by Janet Crawford Hicks||Janet Crawford Hicks|
|Fall Hat + Keeneland Collectible silk scarf||Jessica Buckley + Pam Frostad|
|Spa Basket||Jim Bannon|
|signed Ricky Ray football||Jim Lawson|
|Toronto Blue Jays tickets||Jim Lawson|
|Framed Delmonico Hanover print||John MacDonald|
|1988 Scott Dudley Breeding Wheel – Framed||John Stapleton|
|1964 Kentucky Derby glass – Northern Dancer||John Stapleton|
|1996 Breeder’s Cup Glass – WEG||John Stapleton|
|set of 4 Souvenir Coke cups featuring Cam Fella, Bridger, Ralph Hanover, Fan Hanover||John Stapleton|
|Framed American Pharaoh Win tickets||John Stapleton|
|Langdon Hall – 1 night stay + bottle of champagne||Langdon Hall/Kingview Farm|
|Basket of Homemade preserves||Liz Waples|
|Toronto Raptors Demar Derozan Jersey (signed) and hat||Nick Eaves/MLSE|
|Omega Alpha Products – Equine||Omega Alpha|
|Omega Alpha Products – Pet||Omega Alpha|
|Omega Alpha Products – Human||Omega Alpha|
|Vintage Racing Scarf – Travers by Cerutti||Pam Frostad|
|Vintage Racing Scarf – Pinks by Paul Lemieux||Pam Frostad|
|Introduction to Polo for 2||Polo Management|
|Dinner for 4 at Top of the Fair – Raceway at Western Fair||Raceway at Western Fair|
|Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – Horse Show Ticket package||The Royal|
|Breeders Cup Saddle towel signed by famous jockeys||Robert and Samantha Landry|
|“Big Red” Time Magazine Cover Poster – Plaqued – signed by Eddie Maple||Robert and Samantha Landry|
|Seabiscuit poster – Plaqued||Robert and Samantha Landry|
|2004 Queen’s Plate poster – Plaqued||Robert and Samantha Landry|
|4 tickets to Blue Jays Game||Sam-Son Farm|
|Hall of Fame Holiday Party||WEG|
|Wine Basket||Andrea Magee|
All proceeds from the live and silent auction support the ongoing efforts of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame to preserve and celebrate the history and heritage of Canadian horse racing.
Held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, co-hosting duties will be shared by Jim Bannon, CHRHF member and Woodbine Entertainment Group Thoroughbred Racing Analyst along with Greg Blanchard, racing commentator and Raceway Manager at the Raceway at Western Fair. In addition to the inductions and live and silent auction, the Gala event will feature a cocktail reception, and a four course gourmet dinner.
The reception and silent auction will commence at 5:30 p.m., followed by a four course dinner, live auction and induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person, with a charitable receipt for $50 per ticket or $1,700 for a table sponsorship which includes 8 tickets, a $300.00 donation to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and a total of $700 charitable receipts. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Online Store at http://shop.horseracinghalloffame.com/ or by contacting Linda Rainey 416-417-9404 or [email protected].
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame acknowledges the generous sponsorship support of the 2017 Induction Gala by Platinum Sponsor – OLG. Other sponsors include Woodbine Entertainment Group for video production, audio visual supplier FMAV plus contributing sponsors COSA and Ontario Standardbred Alliance Tracks.