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
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:
The Captaintreacherous Syndicate, Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, Hanover Shoe Farms
Always B Miki, Father Patrick & Sweet Lou
Adam Bowden, Diamond Creek Farms
Michael Klau, Southwind Farms
Tom Grossman, Bluechip Farms
Kevin Greenfield, Southwind Farms
Courant Inc, S R F Stable, Marcus Melander
Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, J & T Silva Purnel & Libb, Weaver Bruscemi
3 Brothers Stables, Christina Takter, Rojan Stables, Caviart Farms, Nancy Johansson