Canadians Excel at 2018 ReiningAlberta Spring Classic CRI 3*

Hall of Fame Induction Gala to be heldAugust 8

TORONTO, ON, June 22 This year’s Hall of Fame in-

Hall of Fame Class of 2018 in- cludes: • Ontario-born Thoroughbred breeder, John G. Sikura, operator of one of the most successful breeding farms in Kentucky; • Bill Andrew, a breeder with ties to Alberta and PEI, who continues to generously give back to the racing industry. • Dan Loiselle, the track announcer known for his iconic calls of Cana- dian Triple Crown races • Ontario based photographer Dave Landry whose work has been rec- ognized in Canada and internation- ally • Ontario based, Sovereign Award winning trainer Reade Baker, who has also been a jockey’s agent, op- erated an international bloodstock

ductees highlight Canadian horse racing success stories from across the country and the international racing world. The Canadian Horse Racing

service and been a successful breeder. • The late Jim Doherty, a gentle- manly trainer-driver from New Brunswick with a career spanning six-decades, much of which took place on US tracks • Blissfull Hall, Quebec-owned winner of North America’s Pacing Triple Crown. • Chancey Lady, Ontario-sired, BC owned pacing mare who earned over $2-million • Two horses bred by Adena Springs —Breeder’s Cup winner Judy the Beauty and Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost. The Gala event will feature a

2018 Legend honourees, Frank McMahon and Hector Clouthier, Sr. McMahon, a Queen’s Plate

and Kentucky Derby winning owner opened up the Northwest Canadian wilderness for oil produc-

cocktail reception, a fantastic line up of silent and live auction items, and a four course gourmet dinner. Homage will also be paid to

tion will commence at 5:30 p.m., followed by a four course dinner, live auction and induction cere- monies at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person, or $1,700 for a

vention 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 reception and silent auc-

8th at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Gala, as we celebrate the class of 2018 and their spectacular contributions to the sport of horse racing. Held at the Mississauga Con-

tion and owned the first major thor- oughbred racing stable in western Canada. Standardbred horseman Hector Clouthier Sr. was instrumen- tal in forming horsemen’s groups in Ontario, enabling many to make a career in the sport. Join us Wednesday, August


visiting the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Online Store at http://shop.horseracinghalloffame.c om/ or by contacting Linda Rainey 416-417-9404


the souvenir induction program and event sponsorship packages are also available Tickets may be purchased by

list of live and silent auction items including stallion breedings, sport- ing event tickets, racing related memorabilia and other surprises. Auction donations are welcomed. All proceeds from the auction will go toward helping the Hall of Fame recognize the achievements of the best in Canadian horse racing and the history of the sport. Opportunities to advertise in

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. We will have an impressive

McBurney. “We need to work on a couple things before WEG in September, but I was very happy with him. He just went out and wanted to be good!” Right behind McBurney on the leaderboard was

took the top prize in the CRI 3* competition on June 8, which was organized by the Canadian Quarter Horse Association and Marie Whitmarsh. He rode Gaylene Sawchuk’s top breeding stallion, 12-year-old American Quarter Horse, Chics Loaded Gun (Gunner x Smart Chic Olena) to an outstanding score of 75.00. “Chics Loaded Gun was great for me,” said

Ottawa, ON, June 18, 2018 – Two Canadian athletes achieved qualifying scores for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at the Reining Alberta Spring Classic, held June 7-10, 2018, in Red Deer, AB. Sean McBurney, who resides in Arlington, WA,

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formance,” said Seelhof. “She was 100% attentive and tried her guts out for me. I am very confident in getting the two of us prepared for WEG in September.” For full results from the Reining Alberta Spring Classic, visit

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the second CRI 3* go, this time earning first place with a score of 69.5. “I was really happy with Lipstick Jungle’s per-

Austin Seelhof of Cochrane, AB. He placed second on a score of 73.00 with Marie Whitmarsh’s 10-year-old American Quarter Horse mare, Lipstick Jungle (Big Chex to Chash x Lenas Wright On). Seelhof and Lipstick Jungle returned on June 9 for

Austin Seelhof of Cochrane, AB

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