COSA Official Fire Fund

Published: January 5, 2016 01:05 pm EST

People wishing to make donations to the victims of the tragic barn fire at Classy Lane Training Centre are being asked to do so through an official GoFundMe page which has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association.

COSA has set up the official GoFundMe page, which can be accessed by clicking here. COSA has asked that all online donations be made via the page.

Donations can also be mailed to:

Central Ontario Standardbred Association.
PO Box 297
Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

Cheques should be made out to "Classy Lane Barn Fire."

The fire destroyed Barn 1 which housed horses trained by Ben Wallace, Roger Mayotte, Chantal Mitchell, Kris Di Cenzo, Dan Lagace and Floyd Amos.

The preliminary cost of the damage is estimated to be between $4 and $6 million, and the fire is not considered suspicious at this time.

For further details, please contact COSA by calling 905-854-2672 or by visiting the organization’s website.

For more information on the fire, click here.

Officials with the Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy have announced that they would like to respectfully express the organization’s deepest sympathies to the owners, trainers, and grooms that were affected by the fire.

In light of the tragic events, Pat Harding of the Standardbred Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada has initiated a project to contact trainers who are in need of grooms and grooms from the affected stables that will now need to find new employment.

Trainers in need of a groom can contact Pat Harding at 905-876-8543, or any groom in need can contact Harding at the same number.

An equipment/stable supplies drive has also been established for the fire victims. Anyone wishing to donate items can do so at Woodbine on Thursday and Friday evening. Arrangements can also be made to have items picked up from other tracks and/or training centres or farms by contacting Jackie Panko: [email protected] or call 226-343-1925.