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Racing’s Goodwill Continues

Published: May 28, 2014 11:02 am ET

Last Comment: May 29, 2014 5:25 am ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The outpouring of support for the horsepeople that lost horses and equipment in the May 11 barn fire at the former Kingston Park Raceway has been overwhelming. Now, to little fanfare, a story has emerged in a local newspaper about how a trainer on the WEG circuit is doing his part to help out.

A report by the Kingston Whig-Standard explains that trainer Rob Fellows surprised conditioner Matt Harvey by giving him a horse from his stable. Harvey lost two horses in the fire at the former raceway.

The article states that Harvey had contacted Fellows about purchasing Undercover Boss, a three-year-old son of Ken Warkentin. In turn, Fellows surprised Harvey by giving him the brown gelding.

"I didn't want to sell them anything if they really needed it," Fellows told The Whig. "It just seemed the right thing to do."

Fellows added that, "When you have the means, you should do it."

Harvey was humbled by the gesture.

“You race tooth and nail against each other and when it's all over and said and done, it's just another day,” he was quoted as saying, adding, "We're all sportsmen that way. We all have more friends than we know."

(With files from the Kingston Whig-Standard)

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May 29, 2014 - 5:25 amMatt is a wonderful horsemen

Robyn Lawlor SAID...

Matt is a wonderful horsemen in many ways. What a great gift Mr. Follows has provided. See you at the track "Undercove Boss"

May 28, 2014 - 8:22 pmThis isn't the first time Mr.

Sean Winning SAID...

This isn't the first time Mr. Fellows has shown his generosity. He donated money towards the purses at the Port Perry Fair last year. The world needs more people like him!

Sean Winning

May 28, 2014 - 5:36 pmClass act by team Fellows

Jim Lee SAID...

Class act by team Fellows

May 28, 2014 - 1:57 pmOnce again harness Racing

Chuck Ibey SAID...

Once again harness Racing shows they help each other! The whole industry is struggling but none more than the small horsemen & horsewomen!
Great Gesture Rob!

Chuck Ibey

May 28, 2014 - 1:48 pmMay I take this moment to

May I take this moment to thank you Mr. Fellows for the gesture you did for Mr. Harvey, it warms my heart to see what fellow horsemen do for one another.Your world is a million miles away from the world we live in every day with all that's going on... the rich getting greedier and the hypocrites being more hypocritical. I hope your world and all the horse people's world stays that way. A MOST BEAUTIFUL GESTURE, and do not forget, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. Have a good day.

May 28, 2014 - 12:44 pmI'm the first one to say that

Dan Fisher SAID...

I'm the first one to say that the term "class act" is sometimes thrown around too easily these days... but Rob Fellows (and I'm speaking from first-hand experience) is TRULY a class-act! Well done Robert :)

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