Gural Drawing Sell-Out Crowd

Published: January 9, 2012 11:16 am EST

Fresh off a weekend in which the Meadowlands Racetrack re-emerged under his control, it looks like featured speaker Jeff Gural will definitely pack the house at the

upcoming Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association Annual Awards Banquet.

Very few tickets remain to the Saturday, January 21 event, which is scheduled for the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre.

SBOA President Anna Meyers is thrilled with the response. “This’ll be the earliest we’ve ever had a sell-out,” she said.

“I think we’re all looking forward to hearing Jeff Gural’s plans for revitalizing the Meadowlands and the impact that can have on the rest of the industry and on our fan base.”

Gural was recently voted 2011 Horseperson of the Year in the USTA’s Railbird Recognition Awards and will have two weeks of operating the 'New Meadowlands' under his belt when he flies in for the Toronto event. The New York resident has also won popularity points for bold moves to improve integrity on the racetrack and to ensure a better entertainment experience for the customer.

The Stallion Auction is always a highlight of the SBOA Banquet and this year owners of 22 Ontario sires have generously donated services.

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(With files from the SBOA)

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