Last Call for Induction Gala Tickets
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the celebration on August 9th at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner.  The ticket order deadline has been extended to 5:00 pm August 3rd to allow for last minute orders.  The CHRHF class of 2017 includes Standardbred honourees Blair Burgess, Dr. Gordon Gilbertson, Elegantimage, Happy Lady and Mach Three as well as Thoroughbred honourees, Harold Barroby, Eugene Melnyk, Curtis Stock, Quiet Resolve and South Ocean are inducted. 

The evening will also celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing in Canada, including a nod to 2017 Legends Honouree Modesty.  The horse who won the first race on record, July 1, 1767 on the Plains of Abraham.


This year, with the support and generosity of members of the Canadian racing industry, breedings to four top stallions will be offered as part of the evening’s live auction.  Guests will have the opportunity to bid on stallion services for the 2018 breeding season by Thoroughbred Giant Gizmo, donated by Adena Springs, as well as Standardbreds He’s Watching, donated by Tara Hills Stud; Shadow Play, donated by the Shadow Play Syndicate; and Sunshine Beach, donated by the Sunshine Beach Syndicate. Those interested in placing bids, but unable to attend, may contact or 416-417-9404 for more information.


There will also be a wide selection of silent auction items for guests to bid on including a collection of unique racing art, memorabilia, sporting event tickets and one of a kind experience packages including:

Live Auction


Giant Gizmo - 2018 Breeding

Adena Springs

Shadow Play - 2018 Breeding

Shadow Play Syndicate

Sunshine Beach - 2018 Breeding

Sunshine Beach Syndicate

He's Watching - 2018 Breeding

Tara Hills Stud

Eric Karlsson Ottawa Senators Autographed Hockey Jersey

Eugene Melnyk/Ottawa Senators

Pair of Platinum Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets (game to be confrmed) + 4 Hockey Hall of Fame passes

John Fielding

Silent Auction


Aqua Universalis ~ Extrait de parfum – 70 mL

Donated by Maison Francis Kurkdjian boutique at Sak’s Fifth Avenue

Vavra's Vision - Equine Images Coffee Table Book


Limited Edition Roy Miller Print – “Evergreen Champions”

Bruce Walker

Signed Kyle Lowry Raptors Jersey

Canadian Tire Corp.

Stamkos hat and 4 Hockey Hall of Fame passes

Canadian Tire Corp.

"Cam Fella" by Fred Stone

Dan Loiselle

Somebeachsomewhere Canvas Photo Print

Dave Landry

David Dunkley Hat

David Dunkley

Dinner for 4 at Grand River Raceway

Grand River Raceway

"Kentucky Derby Hats" Glycee print by Janet Crawford Hicks

Janet Crawford Hicks

Fall Hat + Keeneland Collectible silk scarf

Jessica Buckley + Pam Frostad

Spa Basket

Jim Bannon

signed Ricky Ray football

Jim Lawson

Toronto Blue Jays tickets

Jim Lawson

Framed Delmonico Hanover print

John MacDonald

1988 Scott Dudley Breeding Wheel - Framed

John Stapleton

1964 Kentucky Derby glass - Northern Dancer

John Stapleton

1996 Breeder's Cup Glass - WEG

John Stapleton

set of 4 Souvenir Coke cups featuring Cam Fella, Bridger, Ralph Hanover, Fan Hanover

John Stapleton

Framed American Pharaoh Win tickets

John Stapleton

Langdon Hall - 1 night stay + bottle of champagne

Langdon Hall/Kingview Farm

Basket of Homemade preserves

Liz Waples

Toronto Raptors Demar Derozan Jersey (signed) and hat

Nick Eaves/MLSE

Omega Alpha Products - Equine

Omega Alpha

Omega Alpha Products - Pet

Omega Alpha

Omega Alpha Products - Human

Omega Alpha

Vintage Racing Scarf - Travers by Cerutti

Pam Frostad

Vintage Racing Scarf - Pinks by Paul Lemieux

Pam Frostad

Introduction to Polo for 2

Polo Management

Dinner for 4 at Top of the Fair - Raceway at Western Fair

Raceway at Western Fair

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Horse Show Ticket package

The Royal

Breeders Cup Saddle towel signed by famous jockeys

Robert and Samantha Landry

"Big Red" Time Magazine Cover Poster - Plaqued - signed by Eddie Maple

Robert and Samantha Landry

Seabiscuit poster - Plaqued

Robert and Samantha Landry

2004 Queen's Plate poster - Plaqued

Robert and Samantha Landry

4 tickets to Blue Jays Game

Sam-Son Farm

Vetoquinol Products


Hall of Fame Holiday Party


Wine Basket

Andrea Magee



All proceeds from the live and silent auction support the ongoing efforts of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame to preserve and celebrate the history and heritage of Canadian horse racing.  Additional auction donations are still welcomed and appreciated. 

Held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, co-hosting duties will be shared by Jim Bannon, CHRHF member and Woodbine Entertainment Group Thoroughbred Racing Analyst along with Greg Blanchard, racing commentator and Raceway Manager at the Raceway at Western Fair.  In addition to the inductions and live and silent auction, the Gala event will feature a cocktail reception, and a four course gourmet dinner.

The reception and silent auction will commence at 5:30 p.m., followed by a four course dinner, live auction and induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $175 per person, with a charitable receipt for $50 per ticket or $1,700 for a table sponsorship which includes 8 tickets, a $300.00 donation to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and a total of $700 charitable receipts.  Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Online Store at or by contacting Linda Rainey 416-417-9404 or

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame acknowledges the generous sponsorship support of the 2017 Induction Gala by Platinum Sponsor – OLG.  Other sponsors include Woodbine Entertainment Group for video production, audio visual supplier FMAV plus contributing sponsors COSA and Ontario Standardbred Alliance Tracks