Celebrating Somebeachsomewhere: Film Event Raises Funds for OVC
“Somebeachsomewhere: Horse of a Lifetime”, made its big screen debut Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre, Milton, Ontario. The event proceeds were kindly donated to support equine research at University of Guelph. The screening was made possible through the cooperation and generous support of the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), Eastlink Community TV, and the USHWA Canada chapter.
Eleven years ago today, Somebeachsomewhere qualified at Mohawk Racetrack to start his sophomore season.
On May 4th, a select group of his greatest admirers gathered to share an exclusive film fundraiser celebrating the late pacer’s life and career.
“Somebeachsomewhere: Horse of a Lifetime” premiered on Eastlink Community TV earlier this year, and received glowing reviews.
Fans of the Schooner Stable’s star enjoyed a one-time-only screening of the film May 4 at Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre, Milton, Ontario.
Ontario Veterinary College Dean Dr. Jeff Wichtel and Equine Guelph Director Gayle Ecker attended and introduced the screening, which raised proceeds through donations and sponsorships. “The industry has continued to work through the challenges of re-structuring within the Ontario racing industry,” says Dean Wichtel. “Every donation counts to help support research towards improving the lives of our racing athletes, and we would like to thank all the organizers and participants of this event.”
Ron Mervis, Eastlink Regional Manager for Southern Ontario, and Brian Tropea, OHHA General Manager, also gave opening remarks.
Driver Paul MacDonell answered audience questions after the film, generously signing autographs until his departure to drive in race 1 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
To learn more about how donations, however large or small, benefit the care and health of racehorses, please visit www.equineguelph.ca.
media contact: Melissa Keith, USHWA Canada
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