Fundraising efforts underway to support Langley horse barn

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

More fundraising efforts are underway to support the people involved after a Langley barn went up in flames last weekend, killing seventeen standard-bred race horses.

Executive Director of Harness Racing B.C. Jackson Wittup says the outpouring of support for trainer Bill Davis and owner Rick Mowles has been enormous.

“Lots of equipment, there’s stallions, there’s stuff like hot tubs and cash, you name it it’s absolutely everything, the horse racing industry is such a tight knit industry, and this was such a tragic event that everybody’s jumping on it.”

Fraser Downs is hosting a fundraising event Tuesday June 17th with a wine and cheese reception in the Homestretch at the race track.

The evening will include a silent auction.

Langley Fire and Rescue says they may never know was caused the massive fire.

Comments

  1. Why does the racing industry get millions of taxpayer support (BCLC funds) when it seems very able to help its own mmbers?

    Didn’t the owners have fire and business interruption insurance to cover their losses?

    When race horses grow old, I hope they are not summarily disposed of-like sled dogs.

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