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Big M & Its Horsepeople Raise $30K

Published: February 3, 2016 11:05 am ET

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The Meadowlands Racetrack and its horsepeople have raised a total of $31,368.58 to benefit the victims of the Classy Lane Training Center fire in Puslinch, Ont. that claimed the lives of 43 horses on January 4.

The money was raised in January when the track invited its horsepeople to pledge a percentage of their on-track earnings to the cause. As usual, the industry exceeded expectations by also sending in donations by the thousands.

“This is every horseperson’s absolute worst nightmare,” said Jason M. Settlemoir, the general manager and CEO of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. “Many thanks to Jennifer Bongiorno here at the Meadowlands for taking the lead on this fundraiser and a huge ‘thank-you’ must go out to the dozens of horsepeople that opened their wallets to help their fellow competitors in their time of need.”

A complete list of horsepeople that donated appears below.

Black Horse Racing Management
Brett Miller
Burke Barn of NJ
Burke Racing Stable & Weaver Bruscemi
Chris Oakes
Corey Callahan
Edward Muster
Heidi Rohr
Howard & Mark Ouriel
Jason M. Settlemoir
Jeff Gural
Jennifer Bongiorno
Jim Campbell
JL Sadowsky
Joe Bongiorno
Joe Holloway
John Butenschoen
John D Campbell
Julie & Andy Miller
Kyle Spagnola
Linda Toscano
Mark Harder
Mike Simons
Nick Surick
Robert Bresnahan Jr
Scott Zeron
Albert Nash
Tim Nash
Scott Irwin
Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association

People wishing to make donations to the victims of the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre are being asked to do so through an official GoFundMe page that has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association. For complete information, click here.

(With files from the Meadowlands Racetrack)

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