CHRHF 2014 Induction Gala – Less Than 3 Weeks Away – Auction Items Announced

Wando, Rocknroll Hanover, Wally Hennessey and Robert Landry headline list of
2014 inductees. 

Limited tickets still available for the evening celebrations

TORONTO, ON, July 17 – The 38th Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on August 6th promises to be an evening of celebrations as fourteen new members, including Wando, Rocknroll Hanover, Wally Hennessey 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:  Platinum 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

  • Breeding to Sligo Bay (donated by Adena Springs)
  • Halter worn by two-time US Thoroughbred Horse of the Year “Wise Dan” (donated by Charles LoPresti)
  • 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:

The gala will celebrate the induction of Standardbred honourees Albatross, Dreamfair Eternal, Rocknrollhanover, Dr. Ted Clarke, Wally Hennessey, Robert Murphy and Bill Galvin.  Thoroughbred honourees include, Apelia, Cool Mood, Wando, William D. Graham, Robert Landry, Horatio Luro and Arthur Stollery.

The event will also pay tribute to 2014 Legend honourees Archworth and E. King Dodds.

There will also be two significant anniversaries celebrated – the 25th Anniversary of Matts Scooter’s world record set at Mohawk Racetrack and the 50th Anniversary of Northern Dancer’s Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Queen’s Plate wins.

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 available for $175 per person or $1,700 for a table sponsorship which includes 8 tickets and a $300.00 donation to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and are available by visiting the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Online Store at or by contacting Linda Rainey 416-417-9404 or

 2014 Auction Items

Description  Donor 
Magnum of Wine and Tasting Experience  Artisanal Wine Imports
Halter worn by “Wise Dan”  Charlie LoPresti
Dinner for 2 at the Turf Lounge & 2 Tickets to the Nashville Predators vs Toronto Maple Leaf Game – November 18, 2014  Woodbine Entertainment Group
Sligo Bay  Adena Springs
Framed Photo of Woodbine Grandstand from Breeders Cup 1996  Anonymous
Omega Alpha – Equine Products Basket  Omega Alpha
 Golf for 4 at Ballantrae Golf Club  Ballantrae Golf Club
Toronto Blue Jays Tickets -Chicago Cubs  Bill O’Donnell
Superstars of the 70’s – Poster for framing
“Behind the Gate”  book signed by Wally Hennessey  Larry Resnitzky
Dr. Chris  – $500    Chris and Colangelo          Equine Services
Kentucky Derby Glasses  John Stapleton
“The Intruder” by Lanford Monroe, sculpture  Gerald and Darlene Rainey
Churchill Downs – Vintage Entrance Poster
Backpack, Humber Fitness Membership, Toronto Argo football signed by #44 Chad Kackert, and $100 restaurant gift certificates  Reade Baker
Toronto Blue Jays Tickets – Yankees Game  Josham Farms
Omega Alpha – Pet Products Basket  Omega Alpha
Northern Dancer Print  by Fred Stone – matted and framed  Lou Cauz
A pair of Toronto Raptor Tickets  Equilease
“Story Time” signed print by Bill Saunders  Gerald and Darlene Rainey
Roots Watches  Bayer Animal Health
Autographed T-shirt from Clinton Legends Day 2013.
Autographed by 11 Hall of Fame Drivers.
Accompanied by 8×10 photo of drivers
Framed Secretariat Photo with Kentucky Derby program John Charalambous
Omega Alpha – Products for People Basket  Omega Alpha
Golf for 4 at Angus Glen Golf Course  Angus Glen
Greenhawk Embroidered Cooler,  Greenhawk Harness & Equestrian Supply
Late 1940’s Thoroughbred Breeding Wheel – Framed  John Stapleton
CTHS Pen Set and Picture Frame  CTHS – ON
Gift Basket of Delicious Shortbread  Wicked Shortbread
Woodbine “Starting Gate Experience”  includes lunch  Woodbine Entertainment Group
Historical Toronto Racetrack Map  John Stapleton
Dog Product Basket  Bayer Animal Health
Greenhawk Gift Package – includes, Greenhawk Embroidered Baby Pad, Greenhawk Embroidered Ring Tote, Greenline Nickers Treats  Greenhawk Harness & Equestrian Supply
Limited edition framed print of Northern Dancer print by Debbie Goldring  CHRHF
Cat Product Basket  Bayer Animal Health
Royal Horse Show Box Seats including access to the Tanbark Club  The Royal Horse Show
“Lexie Lou” halter  Gary Barber
CTHS Binoculars  CTHS – ON
Wine Basket  Artisanal Wine Imports
Limited edition framed print of Somebeachsomewhere print by Linda Shantz  CHRHF
Secretariat Plate
Collection of figure skating books- Signed by Author Beverley Smith  Beverley Smith

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