Everyone at Kawartha Downs is devastated by the news of the barn fire this past Monday night at Classy Lane Stables. More than 40 magnificent Standardbreds were tragically lost.

“It’s the horses that we lost that’s the hard thing to stomach. Buildings you can build but these athletes that we have we love and cherish and work with every day, they’re gone,” noted award winning trainer Ben Wallace who lost his entire stable including equipment.

Our heartfelt condolences to every person in our industry touched by this tragedy. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to benefit the people devastated by this tragedy, please click here or send cheques to:

Central Ontario Standardbred Association
PO Box 297
Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

Cheques should be made out to “Classy Lane Barn Fire.”