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Mother's Day Open Houses Set

Published: March 28, 2018 9:01 am ET

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Here’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day!

Here’s a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother’s Day. If you live near Dutton, Ont., or Port Perry, Ont., take the family on a leisurely drive through the countryside to visit the mares and foals at a Standardbred breeding farm!

On Sunday, May 13, Mac Lilley Farms in Dutton, Ont., and Tara Hills Stud near Port Perry, Ont., will be opening their farms to the general public for a special Mother’s Day Open House.

The farms will showcase their mares, foals, stallions and facilities, and in collaboration with the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) and Standardbred Canada’s ‘I Love Canadian Harness Racing’ Fan Club, will educate visitors about Standardbred breeding and harness racing. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the SBOA and SC have partnered to host this event.

The Open House provides a great opportunity for people who don’t normally have a chance to visit a horse farm to connect with the horses and the people in the Standardbred industry. This event is free to the general public.

Mac Lilley Farms will host their event from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Lilley family, who own and operate Mac Lilley Farms, have been in the business of breeding, training and racing Standardbred horses for over 45 years. They currently have 57 broodmares, of which seven have foals on the ground, and five stallions on site. The newest member of their breeding establishment is trotting stallion Daylon Magician, a winner of almost $2 million during his racing career.

Tara Hills Stud, one of North America’s premiere Standardbred breeding farms, is owned and operated by David Heffering. This is Tara Hills Farm’s first Mother’s Day Open House event and it will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to seeing the mares and foals, visitors will also have the opportunity to meet some of North America’s top ranked stallions including Kadabra and Muscle Mass.

The addresses for each of the participating farms are as follows:

Mac Lilley Farms
28322 Chalmers Line
Dutton, Ont. NOL 1JO
Phone # - 519-762-3423

Tara Hills Stud Farm
13700 Mast Rd.
Port Perry, Ont. L9L 1B5
Phone # - 1-877-828-6057

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