AHDC donates to Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society

Milton, ON — The American Harness Drivers Club, which donated $1,000 to the Ronald McDonald house on Sunday night (May 12), made another donation from its short Canadian tour on Monday night (May 13).

AHDC President Anthony Verruso (rightmost holding check in Blue-Gold-White) presented a $1,000 donation to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society. New Image Media photo.

AHDC President Anthony Verruso led the presentation of a $1,000 donation to the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society following the fourth race at Woodbine Mohawk Park, a C$15,000 CKG Billings event featuring several AHDC club members. The OSAS is a charitable organization founded in 1996 focused on providing homes for retired Standardbreds not in competition within Ontario.

Verruso was joined by fellow AHDC and Billings drivers for the check presentation in the winner’s circle.

“As a sport, we should do what we can to help racehorses have homes off the track when their racing days are done,” Verruso said. “Supporting programs like the OSAS is one of the rewarding pieces of being an amateur driver. We get to enjoy the thrill of the competition and then help support the animals that make our game so great.”

Monday’s donation is just another of many thousands of dollars the AHDC has disbursed to charities in 2024. As amateur drivers, members of the AHDC do not retain the driver’s share of purse earnings from races and instead reserves those dollars for charitable causes.

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