The Meadowlands and its horsemen raised a total of $31,368.58 to benefit the victims of the Classy Lane Training Center fire in Puslinch, Ontario that claimed the lives of 43 horses on January 4.
The money was raised in January when the track invited its horsemen to pledge a percentage of their on-track earnings to the cause. As usual, the industry exceeded expectations by also sending in donations by the thousands.
“This is every horseperson's absolute worst nightmare,” said Jason M. Settlemoir, General Manager and CEO of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. “Many thanks to Jennifer Bongiorno here at the Meadowlands for taking the lead on this fundraiser and a huge 'thank you' must go out to the dozens of horsepeople that opened their wallets to help their fellow competitors in their time of need.”
Here is a complete list of horse people that donated:
Black Horse Racing Management
Burke Barn of NJ
Burke Racing Stable & Weaver Bruscemi
Howard & Mark Ouriel
Jason M. Settlemoir
John D Campbell
Julie & Andy Miller
Robert Bresnahan Jr
Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association
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