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Record Turnout For The Stable's Open House

Published: May 13, 2018 7:22 pm ET

Last Comment: May 14, 2018 12:53 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

More than 400 people celebrated Mother’s Day at's annual Spring Open House on Sunday, May 13 at Tomiko Training Centre (near Puslinch, Ont).

A surprise complimentary lunch kept guests fueled through nine sets of The Stable’s two-year-old horses (54 in all) featured in training races on the racetrack. The races will be captured by drone camera and streamed on The Stable’s website.

The broadcast included interviews, feature stories about the horses, driver interviews and commentary from show hosts Fred MacDonald and Hall Of Famer Bill O’Donnell.

An impressive roster of prizes were drawn live on the broadcast near the end of the day.

Two one-percent shares of three-year-old pacing filly Book The Bet were reserved as exclusive prizes for current members of The Stable. They were awarded to Adriano Sorella and Maria Elana Suti.

Guests of the Open House vied for the remaining prizes.

Sherry King, Mike Barbas and Frank Petronski each won a one-percent share in two-year-old trotting colt Curious Winner.

Sean Smyth won a photo shoot with award-winning equine photographer Dave Landry, who will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame in August. Landry is also a member of The Stable. He will capture an image of the winner with their horse and The Stable will have the portrait reproduced as a 16x20 print on canvas.

Fellow member of The Stable, Diane Bryant graciously assembled and donated Mother’s Day Gift Baskets, which were won by Deanna Van Tol and Del Bianco.

The Open House also included a fundraising component, which raised $500 to be shared by the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society and Racing Under Saddle Ontario. The Stable partnered with TFB & Associates Importers Ltd. in Mississauga, Ont. to offer premium Fever-Tree drinks at the event for a $1 donation per bottle, which was matched by The Stable.

There are currently 103 horses and 426 active racehorse owners from 10 countries in The Stable. Trainers Anthony and Amy MacDonald launched the award-winning venture in 2015 as a fractional ownership stable — a model which welcomes newcomers to horse ownership with a very modest and low-risk investment, and completely accessible and transparent operations.

Clients of The Stable can purchase as little as one share (one percent) of a horse, which currently run as low as $95 (plus tax). A fixed monthly fee of $23.85 (plus tax) per share covers the horse’s daily care and training.


May 14, 2018 - 12:53 pmWhat a great day! Many thanks

What a great day! Many thanks to Amy, Anthony, several members of the MacDonald clan, and all of their hard working crew for hosting this event. Also thanks to the drivers who gave up part of their Mothers Day to be part of the action, as well as Fred MacDonald and Bill O'Donnell for their commentary. For many of us it was the first time we saw the babies 'strut their stuff' in person, and they did not disappoint. It was also an opportunity to chat with the staff, visit the horses in their stalls, and meet fellow owners. And all under sunny skies with lunch, drinks, commentary, and prizes provided by thestable!

Good luck to all this summer. Let the games begin.

May 14, 2018 - 10:53 amGreat event! I bought a share

Great event! I bought a share in a promising Sebastian K filly, Knockout Dragout.

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