Between the Smithbilt/Cam Clark Ford Gala and the inaugural C Cup Classic charity race, an impressive total of $15,929 was raised over the Horses, Hats and Hope charity weekend. All funds are going directly to support breast cancer research through the Cancer Research Institute of Northern Alberta (CRINA).
The Horses, Hats and Hope gala, hosted by major sponsors Cam Clark Ford and Smithbilt Hats, took place on Saturday, October 14th at the Smithbilt location in Calgary. $7,395 was raised through the ticket sales, virtual horse race and silent auction.
Mike Nault and Asbigastexas won the C Cup Classic race held on Sunday, October 15th at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. Five amateur rider and horse teams competed for a purse of $4,000 in the charity race held over almost four furlongs between races 6 and 7 on the regular race card. $6,857 was raised by the riders and their teams through online donations, pledges and donations made to specific riders at the track on Sunday. Further donations brought in an additional $1677.
The Alberta Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (A.T.O.B.A.), Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association (A.Q.H.R.A.), Century Downs, Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Alberta Division (C.T.H.S.) Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (H.B.P.A.) and Horse Racing Alberta (H.R.A.) funded the $4,000 C Cup Classic.
Our appreciation and thanks goes out to the following sponsors: Cam Clark Ford, Smithbilt Hats, Bar None Ranches Ltd., Energy Equine, Equine Extreme, Highfield Investment Group, Peaceful Valley Farms and White Windows Thoroughbreds.