MILTON, December 21, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment would like to extend condolences to trainer Mark Steacy and the connections of the five Standardbreds lost in Friday morning’s tragic barn fire at nearby First Line Training Centre.
In this time of emergency, Woodbine Mohawk Park has made available its backstretch barn area for the surviving horses. As of Friday morning, a total of 26 horses trained by Mark Steacy are currently being stabled in Mohawk Park’s Barn Eight.
“Everyone at Woodbine Entertainment was devastated to wake up Friday to the news of the barn fire at First Line Training Centre,” said Jessica Buckley, President of Woodbine Mohawk Park. “We’re grateful that so many horses survived the fire and that we can make our barn area available for the horses and the Steacy stable during this difficult time.
“Woodbine offers our sincerest condolences to all the connections of the horses lost and everyone impacted by this tragic event.”
The five horses lost in Friday’s barn fire were Pearl Blue Chip (three-year-old pacing filly), Mademoiselle Tammy (two-year-old pacing filly), Rap Royalty (two-year-old gelded trotter), Miss Wheely (yearling filly) and Irma (yearling filly).
Woodbine Mohawk Park will hold a moment of silence in memory of the horses lost ahead of Friday evening’s card of live racing.