Calling all Caretakers! Win Tickets to attend the Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Gala

Caretakers:  Enter to Win a Pair of Hall of Fame Tickets

If you are a licensed caretaker working in Canada, or know someone who is and would like to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on August 8, 2018, the Hall of Fame wants to hear from you!

In honour of National Caretaker Appreciation Day, the Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Induction Gala Platinum Sponsor Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has offered five pairs of tickets to this event to be given away to licensed caretakers.  ($350 value per package.)  Transportation and accommodation, if required is the responsibility of the winners.

The Gala event will feature a cocktail reception, a fantastic line up of silent and live auction items, and a four course gourmet dinner.

To enter the contest, email in 200 words or less, what it might feel like to have a horse you care for be inducted into the Hall of Fame, or tell us why you would like to attend the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Email your entry to Linda Rainey at

Please include your full name, where you work, your address and phone number in the email.  Only caretakers who reside in Canada and are licensed by their provincial racing commission will be eligible for the contest.

Deadline to enter is 5:00 pm Eastern, Wednesday, July 25

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes Standardbred inductees:

  • Ontario-born Thoroughbred breeder, John G. Sikura, operator of one of the most successful breeding farms in Kentucky;
  • Bill Andrew, a breeder with ties to Alberta and PEI, who continues to generously give back to the racing industry.
  • Dan Loiselle, the track announcer known for his iconic calls of Canadian Triple Crown races
  • Ontario based photographer Dave Landry whose work has been recognized in Canada and internationally
  • Ontario based, Sovereign Award winning trainer Reade Baker, who has also been a jockey’s agent, operated an international bloodstock service and been a successful breeder.
  • The late Jim Doherty, a gentlemanly trainer-driver from New Brunswick with a career spanning six-decades, much of which took place on US tracks
  • Blissfull Hall, Quebec-owned winner of North America’s Pacing Triple Crown.
  • Chancey Lady, Ontario-sired, BC owned pacing mare who earned over $2-million
  • Two horses bred by Adena Springs –Breeder’s Cup winner Judy the Beauty and Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost.

Held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 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, and may be purchased by visiting the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Online Store here or by contacting Linda Rainey 416-417-9404 or