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O'Brien Ticket Deadline Today

Published: January 22, 2019 10:10 am ET

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This Thursday (January 24) is the deadline to purchase tickets for the 2018 O’Brien Awards. Tickets are $200, and can be purchased by contacting SC’s Member and Stakeholder Relations Department at 905-858-3060.

Canada’s harness racing champions will be honoured at the O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont.

This year’s gala which marks the 30th Anniversary edition of the O’Brien’s will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception sponsored by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association in the Graydon Hall Foyer. Guests can also peruse all of the great items up for bid in the Silent Auction and have complimentary portraits taken courtesy of ONTrack Media & Entertainment.

During cocktails, Kelly Spencer will be greeting and chatting with guests on the Red Carpet, sponsored by Grand River Raceway, and presented live on Standardbred Canada’s website and Facebook page.

At 6:45 p.m. dinner will get underway with a delectable four-course gourmet meal prepared by the Hilton’s Award winning chef, Robert Davey, including complimentary wine, sponsored by Woodbine Entertainment.

Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo will host the formal part of the O’Brien Awards Gala. Presentations for the Media Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ontario Racing, will take place during dinner.

From 9:00 – 10:00 p.m., the presentations will continue, starting with the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Following that, the coveted O’Brien bronzes and a Horse of the Year trophy will be presented to the winners in 18 categories.

Following the Award presentations, guests will be able to dance the rest of the night away as Stereoflavour takes the stage.

To take a look at this year’s finalists, click here.


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