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Anticipation For Horsepeople’s Reunion

Published: October 4, 2017 4:57 pm ET

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The horsepeople’s reunion which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 12 at the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre in Campbellville, Ont., is shaping up to be a popular event.

The harness community is buzzing in anticipation of the occasion, with representatives of every facet of the industry from days past and present, from Atlantic Canada to British Columbia and California to Florida, and points between, declaring their intentions to be there to renew acquaintances, old and new, and celebrate the 250th year of horseracing in Canada.

Drivers, trainers, veterinarians, owners, blacksmiths, track officials, judges, race announcers, grooms, breeders and harness writers will be among the gathering.

Jim Ralph, the colour commentator for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ radio show, will emcee the event, which is sponsored by the Ontario Harness Horse Association. The retired professional hockey player from Sault Ste Marie, Ont. is best known for his dry depreciating sense of humour and his comical impersonations of Don Cherry, Bob Cole and Brian Williams, among others.

The evening will gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Light fare will be provided and a cash bar will be open until 1:00 a.m. Those wishing to have dinner in the Mohawk Chophouse dining room should contact the Mohawk Chophouse directly for reservations at 905-854-2277.

It will be appreciated if those wishing to attend will contact Sheri Minler Grabatin at the OHHA offices (905-854-6442) or email [email protected] to signify their intention to attend. This will greatly help, from a numbers point of view, in the planning of the evening. Sheri can also help with local hotel information.

For additional information: Brian Tropea, 905-854-6442, or [email protected].

(With files from OHHA)

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