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Maritime Support For Fire Victims

Published: January 10, 2016 5:21 pm ET

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The barn fire that tragically claimed the lives of more than 40 horses last Monday has affected more than just Ontario's harness racing community, with the latest wave of support coming from Eastern Canada.

New Brunswick horsemen gathered on the weekend at Exhibition Park Raceway as a united group to hold a vigil in honour of the horses lost tragically in a fire in Ontario this past week.

More than 40 horses were lost in a fire in Ontario this past week and horsemen in New Brunswick united to show their support for their colleagues in Ontario. Debbie Mahar, a horse owner and organizer was extremely pleased with the support.

"The horseman wanted to show in some small way that we here in Saint John are thinking of everyone at this time. It is a very heavy load for everyone to have to carry in their hearts now; we here are praying for everyone with hopes that our fellow horseman can carry on."

As always the horse racing fraternity came together as a united front in show of support for the lives lost and those affected by the tragedy. Saint John horsemen would like to thank all who took part in this weekend's vigil.

A fundraiser in support of those affected by the Classy Lane Training Centre has been kicked off by the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association, Red Shores and the Prince County Horsemens Association.

Prizes include a 2016 Gold Cup & Saucer signature event package and a 2016 Governor's Plate signature event package.

Tickets are available for $10 at the Rewards Desk at both the Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside locations.

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