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CHRHF 2017 Induction Gala set for August 9

June 21, 2017

​TORONTO, ON, June 21 – The 41st Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on August 9th promises to be an extra special evening of celebration as ten new members join the best of Canadian Horse Racing.

The evening will also celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada, including a nod to 2017 Legends Honouree, Modesty, the horse who won the first race on record, July 1, 1767 on the Plains of Abraham.

The gala will include the induction of Standardbred honourees Blair Burgess, Dr. Gordon Gilbertson, Elegantimage, Happy Lady and Mach Three as well as Thoroughbred honourees, Harold Barroby, Eugene Melnyk, Curtis Stock, Quiet Resolve and South Ocean.
Held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, co-hosting duties will be shared by Jim Bannon, CHRHF member and Woodbine Entertainment Group Thoroughbred Racing Analyst along with Greg Blanchard, racing commentator and Raceway Manager at the Raceway at Western Fair. The Gala event will feature a cocktail reception, a fantastic line up of silent and live auction items, a four course gourmet dinner and the Induction Ceremony.
The CHRHF Planning Committee, under the leadership of Auction Chair Pam Frostad, is putting together an impressive list of live and silent auction items including sporting event tickets, racing related memorabilia and other surprises. Auction donations are welcomed and appreciated. All proceeds from the auction will go directly toward helping the Hall of Fame recognize the achievements of those that have built and established the roots of horse racing in Canada.
The reception and silent auction will commence at 5:30 p.m., followed by a four course dinner, live auction and induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person, with a charitable receipt for $50 per ticket or $1,700 for a table sponsorship which includes 8 tickets, a $300.00 donation to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and a total of $700 charitable receipts. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Online Store at or by contacting Linda Rainey 416-417-9404 or
Opportunities to advertise in the souvenir induction program, event sponsorship packages and auction contributions are also available.
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