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Chaplaincy Adds Luck Be Withyou

Published: March 1, 2015 9:22 am ET

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The latest headliner to join John Fielding’s 2014 Dan Patch winner Shake It Cerry and 21 others in the "Stable That God Loves" in support of the Standardbred Chaplaincy of Canada is 2013 Breeders Crown winner Luck Be Withyou, owned by Toronto horseman John Craig.

The speedy four-year-old son of Western Ideal from the Bill Cass stable, who has amassed $696,291 in his career, will be looking to push his lifetime earnings over the million dollar mark this season competing in major stakes events in the U.S. and Canada, including the Canadian Pacing Derby, Confederation Cup and the Prix d’Ete.

Like all others in the "Stable That God Loves," one per cent of Luck Be Withyou’s 2015 purse earnings will be returned to Chaplain Ken Carter’s homeless Standardbred Chaplaincy of Canada, dedicated to providing for the emotional, physical, spiritual, and human needs of the horse racing work force in southwestern Ontario.

“It’s gratifying to see so much support coming from industry participants from all over, and it is extra exciting to know the list of participants in the program includes Grand Circuit stars like Shake It Cerry and Luck Be Withyou,” said WEG race announcer and Chaplaincy director Ken Middleton. “Having those horses on board will create huge exposure for the program and for the sport in general. It is heart-warming to see so many people recognize and support the work that the Chaplaincy is doing for the sport’s participants.”

Stables large and small have named their stable stars to the "Stable That God Loves," and some horsemen have given their entire stable, a gesture that speaks volumes for their huge support of the program.

“All owners should support the less fortunate in our industry. Every horse that Canamerica Corp. and Hyatt Holdings Inc. races in 2015 will be participants in the program,” said Milton, Ontario horseman Mark Hyatt, whose late father, Doug, was a tireless worker for the homeless Chaplaincy.

(With files from Racetrack Chaplaincy of Canada)


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