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Ownership Experience Creating Fans

Published: February 21, 2016 7:14 pm ET

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“The average person — the guys at the track betting — don’t see this part of it. They don’t get the chance to come to the barn, to watch a horse train, see it get harnessed, talk to the trainer. To me, that’s one of the big benefits.”

Racehorse owner Joe Patterson of Milton, Ont. discusses the experience he's had in recently joining Anthony and Amy MacDonald's fractional ownership program, 'The Stable,' in a Toronto Sun article written Steve Buffery.

Patterson works at Manheim Auto Auctions along with Stable member Dave Webber, who combined have acquired three to 10 per cent shares in three separate horses.

“That’s absolutely the enjoyment of it,” said another fractional owner, Guy Haskell, a retired accountant from Guelph, Ont., who owns one per cent of two different horses in The Stable. “You can see the progress and you can talk to the trainer. When you come out here, Anthony tells you how it’s going and what issues the horse is dealing with, how the horse is working, and that’s all important.

“Harness racing allows us an experience,” continued Haskell. “If you go to a casino and you sit there and press on a button, that’s not an experience. But if you go the races as a patron, you’re going to have an experience."

To read the Toronto Sun article in its entirety, click here.

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