(Files provided by LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society)
TORONTO, August 9 – LongRun’s Board of Directors is pleased to award the 2017 Lana Hershelle Sniderman Award to horsewoman Gail Wood.
This honour, formerly known as the Volterra Award, has previously been presented to Steve Stavro, Elfriede and Frank Stronach, Gustav and Anne Schickedanz, Eurico Rosa DaSilva, the Krembil family’s Chiefswood Stables, and Sam-Son Farms in recognition of their caring and ethical approach to their horses’ care, both during and after their days at the races, and their generous support of our thoroughbred retirement program.
LongRun and its 50 retirees currently being fostered are very grateful to Gail Wood for being instrumental in enabling LongRun to be able to purchase her former training facility in Hillsburgh. This 100 acre turnkey operation has enabled us to centralize most of our horses for the convenience of adopters, plus greatly expand the equine-assisted therapy programs we hold in partnership with Woodbine Entertainment and Sam-Son Farms.
We will be forever grateful to Gail for helping the horses who run for our pleasure enjoy a dignified and happy retirement from racing.
The Lana Hershelle Sniderman Award will be presented to Gail at the annual LongRun fall fundraiser, this year scheduled for Friday September 22, 2017 at Woodbine racetrack.
For more information please visit LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.