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Rave Reviews For Pacing For Charity

Published: August 15, 2016 2:15 pm ET

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While final totals won't be known for a few days, the Saturday and Sunday cards at Century Downs raised at least $8,000 for charity and received nothing but praise.

Fred Gillis, Executive Director of the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association noted that it was "a great day" as three charities -- Autism Speaks, Juvenile Diabetes and Breast Cancer -- were in the spotlight. On the track, Ontario's Jody Jamieson, James MacDonald and Jack Moiseyev made the trek west and donated all winnings from the Pacing For Charity card to their representative charities.

According to Gillis, each of the Ontario horsemen had their earnings matched dollar for dollar by three local participants -- Lorne Duffield, Bill Andrew and Shirley McClellan. Brandon Campbell and Ryan Grundy also followed the lead of the Ontario-based drivers and donated 100 per cent of their Sunday commissions to charity as well.

With all funds raised from the Pacing Under Saddle events and the Pacing For Charity card, Gillis puts the total for the weekend at a minimum of $8,000.

"A great day in Calgary," said SC President & CEO Dan Gall. "The Pacing for Charity event was extremely well done," with Gall noting stable tours accompanying the on-track fundraising activities. "There was a great turn out of fans and a great story to tell."

Gall sent in a few photos from the Pacing For Charity event. Those photos follow at the following link: SC's Dan Gall visits Century Downs

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