Day At The Track

Record turnout for The Stable Open House

01:10 PM 14 May 2018 NZST
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Racing shot from the Open House at Tomiko Training Centre Staff of founders and owners Amy & Anthony MacDonald
Racing shot from the Open House at Tomiko Training Centre
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Staff of
Iron Horse Photo founders and owners Amy & Anthony MacDonald
Iron Horse Photo
GUELPH, ON -- More than 400 people celebrated Mother's Day at's annual Spring Open House on Sunday, May 13 at harness racing Tomiko Training Centre (near Puslinch, ON).
A surprise complimentary lunch kept guests fueled through nine sets of The Stable's two-year-old horses (54 in all) featured in training races on the racetrack. The races will be captured by drone camera and streamed on The Stable's website.
The broadcast included interviews, feature stories about the horses, driver interviews and commentary from show hosts Fred MacDonald and Hall Of Famer Bill O'Donnell.
An impressive roster of prizes were drawn live on the broadcast near the end of the day.
Two one-percent shares of three-year-old pacing filly Book The Bet were reserved as exclusive prizes for current members of The Stable. They were awarded to Adriano Sorella and Maria Elana Suti.
Guests of the Open House vied for the remaining prizes.
Sherry King, Mike Barbas and Frank Petronski each won a one-percent share in two-year-old trotting colt Curious Winner.
Sean Smyth won a photo shoot with award-winning equine photographer Dave Landry, who will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame in August. Landry is also a member of The Stable. He will capture an image of the winner with their horse and The Stable will have the portrait reproduced as a 16x20 print on canvas.
Fellow member of The Stable, Diane Bryant graciously assembled and donated Mother's Day Gift Baskets which were won by Deanna Van Tol and Del Bianco.
The Open House also included a fundraising component which raised $500 to be shared by the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society and Racing Under Saddle Ontario. The Stable partnered with TFB & Associates Importers Ltd. in Mississauga, ON to offer premium Fever-Tree drinks at the event for a $1 donation per bottle which was matched by The Stable.
There are currently 103 horses and 426 active racehorse owners from 10 countries in The Stable. Trainers Anthony and Amy MacDonald launched the award-winning venture in 2015 as a fractional ownership stable -- a model which welcomes newcomers to horse ownership with a very modest and low-risk investment, and completely accessible and transparent operations.
Clients of The Stable can purchase as little as one share (one percent) of a horse, which currently run as low as $95 (plus tax). A fixed monthly fee of $23.85 (plus tax) per share covers the horse's daily care and training.
For more information, contact Anthony at or (519) 400-4263.

Kelly Spencer

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