Meadowlands fundraiser for fire victims
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The Meadowlands Racetrack and its horsemen are joining together this weekend (Friday and Saturday) to raise funds for the victims of a devastating fire at Classy Lane Training Center in Ontario on Monday that killed more than 40 Standardbred racehorses.
The Meadowlands is encouraging drivers, trainers, and owners competing this weekend to make a pledge as well. Pledge forms will be available in the Meadowlands race paddock on Friday and Saturday night. An online pledge form will be posted on the Meadowlands website for horsemen that would like to help, but will not be attending the races this weekend. After racing is complete, the Meadowlands will collect the funds from the horsemen and donate them to the fire victims.
"One thing that is so special about this sport is that the hardworking men and women in harness racing always come together during challenging times and this tragedy is no different,” said Settlemoir.
In addition to horsemen donations, the Meadowlands will also set up donation baskets at the Players Club for fans that wish to help.
Live racing at the Meadowlands takes place this weekend on Friday and Saturday nights. Each night features a 14-race program beginning at the new earlier time of 6:35 p.m. (with files from Meadowlands)