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More details on Charity Challenge auction

01:31 AM 12 Sep 2019 NZST
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MILTON, ON - September 11, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment and Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership have released further details for the upcoming breeding auction on Wednesday, October 2 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale to raise funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge.
 
A live auction of seven 2020 breedings to harness racing's most notable stallions will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion. The breedings have been listed as Hip 123-129 in the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale catalog.
 
The second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale will begin following the breeding auction on Wednesday, October 2.
 
A group of prominent owners and breeders have graciously donated a 2020 breeding to raise funds for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. A single 2020 breeding to the following stallions will be available:
 
Always B Miki
Captaintreacherous
Chapter Seven
Father Patrick
Muscle Hill
Sweet Lou
Tactical Landing
 
The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge features four teams consisting of a celebrity, a charity of their choosing and an award-winning three-year-old Standardbred. Each charity is receiving one per cent of their horse's earnings from June 1, 2019 through October 26, 2019.
 
The challenge portion of this initiative features the teams competing to garner the most-votes in a Facebook poll. The poll closes on October 26, 2019 and the team with the most votes will receive the largest portion of the funds raised by the breeding auction.
 
The funds raised for the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge are expected to exceed $100,000, which will mark the single largest donation by Woodbine Cares.
 
The four-teams for the Charity Challenge are listed below:
 
Michael 'Pinball' Clemons - Warrawee Ubeaut - Pinball Clemons Foundation
Kim MacDonald - Woodside Charm - Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Eddie Olczyk - Gimpanzee - Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Dan Pleasac - Captain Crunch - Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
 
Each charity is guaranteed to receive a minimum of $5,000.
 
The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge would not be possible without the support and generosity of the following individuals and groups:
 
Captaintreacherous
The Captaintreacherous Syndicate, Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Hanover Shoe Farms
 
Always B Miki, Father Patrick & Sweet Lou
Adam Bowden, Diamond Creek Farms
 
Muscle Hill
Michael Klau, Southwind Farms
 
Chapter Seven
Tom Grossman, Bluechip Farms
 
Tactical Landing
Kevin Greenfield, Southwind Farms
 
Gimpanzee
Courant Inc, S R F Stable, Marcus Melander:
 
Warrawee Ubeaut
Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, J & T Silva Purnel & Libb, Weaver Bruscemi
 
Captain Crunch
3 Brothers Stables, Christina Takter, Rojan Stables, Caviart Farms, Nancy Johansson
 
Woodside Charm
Verlin Yoder
 
by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment
 
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