The Meadowlands’ Dave Brower will anchor Harness Racing Update’s coverage of today’s (Oct. 4) Breeders Crown Cocktails for a Cause reception to be held from 1-2 p.m. (Eastern) at Fasig-Tipton prior to the start of the second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale which starts today at 2 p.m.
Brower’s segment, produced by the duo of Curtis MacDonald and Aaron Re, is sponsored, with our thanks, by Kentuckiana Farms (kentuckianafarms.com/).
This year, the proceeds of the auction and the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, which has raised over $800,000 in its first three years, will benefit:
- Milton District Hospital Foundation — team Brad Grant and Doug McNair
- Pine River Institute — team Steve Heimbecker and James MacDonald
- Kids Help Phone Line — team Determination and Bob McClure
- Toronto General Hospital Heart Research Centre – SickKids Hospital Toronto — team Libfeld-Katz and Louis-Philippe Roy
Each team has already pledged $25,000, which guarantees their charity of choice a minimum donation in that amount. An additional $100,000 has been raised through donations made by industry participants.
With a minimum $25,000 guaranteed to be directed to each charity, the additional monies will be decided through a Driver Challenge and Social Media Challenge.
Supporters are asked to go on Twitter and use the hashtag of their favorite team and include #CrownCharity22. Team Brad Grant/Doug McNair’s hashtag is #GrantUsVictory
Find out more about the stallion auction and Breeders Crown Charity Challenge here.