For LongRun,no matter the result of his last race,
Pender Harbour will Retire a Winner.
Pender Harbour already has a retirement plan but with so many other less fortunate racehorses who need assistance transitioning, the owners of the soon to be retired Champion millionaire are celebrating his upcoming last race with a donation to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.
A fan favourite, Pender Harbour, will make the final start of his stellar career November 29 in the Valedictory Stakes-G3 on the final day of Woodbine’s 2015 thoroughbred racing season.
Owners Denny Andrews, Sandra Lazaruk, and Robert and Roberta Giffin will donate $15,000 to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society to celebrate the end of a grand run at the races and the start of “Pender’s” new life and career. This gift to LongRun will make an enormous difference to the lives of other retiring horses and may inspire other owners to follow suit!
Bred by Gardiner Farms Limited, Pender Harbour was purchased by Denny Andrews at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Toronto yearling sale for a mere $17,000. Leading up to his final race, Pender Harbour has won 12 of his 39 lifetime starts and earned more than $1.8 million under trainer Mike DePaulo’s tutelage. Ten of his wins have been in added money events and include the 2011 Prince of Wales Stakes and Breeders’ Stakes earning him Champion 3-year-old honours that year. His many stakes-placings include a second in last year’s Valedictory Stakes-G3, as well as a third place finish in the 2011 Queen’s Plate.
LongRun applauds this grand horse and his owners for this most generous gesture and will welcome news of Pender Harbour in his new life as a riding horse in Western Canada.