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Auction Raises $25K For Fire Fund

Published: January 18, 2016 4:26 pm ET

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The results are in from the stallion auction that took place last week in support of the victims of the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre, and the numbers are encouraging.

Officials with starquine.com have informed Trot Insider that the auction – which featured breedings to Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stallions – raised a total of $25,701 for the official Classy Lane Fire Relief Fund (complete details here).

Donors included Baymorr Stables, Park Stud Spring Farm, Shannondoe Farm and Phil Hudon. Breedings to Standardbred stallions Big Jim and Cash Register went up for auction, along with breedings to a pair of Quarter Horse studs (Bar Frenchman, Jay L Bonanza) and 10 Thoroughbred stallions (Big Screen, Conquest Curlinate, Due To You, Exhi, Frac Daddy, Milwaukee Brew, Nephrite [GB], Rookie Sensation, Silent Name [JPN] and Society’s Chairman).

Purchasers included Mike Ambler, Cynthia Dika, Arika Everatt-Meeuse, Jesse Ladouceur, Cathy McEwin, Kim McIssac, Irene McLellan, Jenn Ruczay, Candace Sirianni, Rocky and Tony Tangreda, Jim Terdik and Joseph Tosterud.

The January 4 barn fire at Classy Lane in Puslinch, Ont. claimed the lives of 39 Standardbred racehorses, one Thoroughbred, and three Miniatures. The list includes millionaire pacer Apprentice Hanover.

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has set up the official GoFundMe page for the relief fund, which can be accessed by clicking here. COSA has asked that all online donations be made via the page.


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