Virtual Winter Open House 2020

DATE CHANGE: Please be advised that the date of Virtual Winter Open House has been changed to Friday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m. The program for the event will be released December 15. All other details of the event remain the same. The decision to change the date of the event was prompted by concerns about track conditions caused by a mix of extremely mild weather and heavy rains forecast for this weekend.

GUELPH, ON —’s annual Winter Open House will be an entirely virtual experience this year, delivered via livestream from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 18.

The Open House will showcase many of the engaging features of the award-winning fractional horse racing ownership operation, including its bi-weekly live streaming video broadcasts of the horses in training.

Fifty yearlings will be shown jogging in 8 sets throughout the event, captured by drone camera and presented with graphics and commentary.

Program for 2020 Virtual Winter Open House

The event is free but an RSVP is requested. Those who RSVP will be eligible to win one of nine prizes awarded between sets. The RSVP form includes an option to provide a donation (of any amount) for the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society. The donation unlocks eligibility to win a 10th prize — a one percent share of U Gotta Be Leaf and free monthly fees for one year. Among the yearling colt’s current owners in are NHL and Toronto Maple leaf alumni Doug Gilmour, Rick Vaive and Shayne Corson.

The trio will be featured on the Open House broadcast and will announce the name of the prize winner.

The program is now available (see above) detailing all yearlings featured on the broadcast, and pricing for horses with shares still available for purchase. The program will include a schedule of when each horse will be showcased on the broadcast during the Open House.

Online purchasing is available for shares in horses, gift certificates and merchandise.

About is horse racing’s fastest growing fractional ownership operation and the largest harness racing stable in Canada.

Between 100 – 150 Standardbred horses are part of at any given time, racing in nine jurisdictions throughout North America and Australia. The horses are owned by 800+ people from 13 countries worldwide.

The innovative and engaging model invites people to own a little and love it a lot. Clients can purchase as little as one percent of a horse, making the thrill of harness racing and racehorse ownership accessible and affordable.

This award-winning fractional racehorse ownership operation was crafted in 2015 by Anthony and Amy MacDonald of Guelph, ON to remove the traditional barriers to racehorse ownership: cost, access and risk. Communication and customer service are the cornerstones of The operation embraces technological solutions to engage audiences, deliver consistent updates about the horses and create an ongoing entertainment experience.        


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Photo: Santa and his Standardbred at the 2019 Winter Open House (Photo: Dave Landry)