Breeders Crown Charity Challenge auction raises $205,000

Breeders Crown Charity Challenge auction raises $205,000

LEXINGTON, October 2, 2019 – The breeding auction to raise funds for the 2019 Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, presented by Woodbine Entertainment and Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership, was held Wednesday evening at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky.

A total of $205,000 was raised for the Charity Challenge through the sale of seven 2020 season breedings to harness racing’s most notable stallions. A breeding to Muscle Hill brought the highest total, selling for $45,000.

Below is list of each breeding auctioned off to raise money for the Charity Challenge:

Always B Miki - $12,000

Captaintreacherous - $36,000

Chapter Seven - $42,000

Father Patrick - $33,000

Muscle Hill - $45,000

Sweet Lou - $15,000

Tactical Landing - $22,000

All the funds raised from the auction will go towards charity to become the single-largest donation by Woodbine Cares.

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 the initiative features the teams competing to garner the most votes in a Facebook poll. The poll will close on October 26, 2019 and the team with the most votes will receive the largest portion of the funds raised in Wednesday’s breeding auction. Votes can be submitted by visiting

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

Muscle Hill

Michael Klau, Southwind Farms

Chapter Seven

Tom Grossman, Bluechip Farms

Tactical Landing

Kevin Greenfield, Southwind Farms


Courant Inc, S R F Stable, Marcus Melander:

Warrawee Ubeaut

Burke Racing Stable, Phillip Collura, J & T Silva Purnel & Libb, Weaver Bruscemi

Captain Crunch

3 Brothers Stables, Christina Takter, Rojan Stables, Caviart Farms, Nancy Johansson

Woodside Charm

Verlin Yoder

 Upsets galore in Simpson

Upsets galore in Simpson

 Bettor’s Wish moves into the top three in this week’s poll

Bettor’s Wish moves into the top three in this week’s poll