Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 11/05/98; 2:00:00PM.

Another Smashing Success for Wishing Star Gallop

In August, the Wishing Star Gallop held in Spokane, Washington netted over $50,000. This event is the largest all-breed Stallion Service Auction of it's kind in the Northwest and number one fund-raising event for the Wishing Star Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. The August 15th event brought in over two thousand people to the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds for the sixteenth annual Gallop. It was another smashing success.

Gallop Coordinator, Barbara Turner credits its success to the "children" of Wishing Star. "It was clear that Wishing Star's mission, and the opportunity to bid on some of the finest services ever to be auctioned off at this event brought in serious bidder's. The weather couldn't have been better. People were outside viewing the stallions, eating at the American Italian Club Restaurant, touring the commercial trade show booths, or waiting patiently in the stands to witness the next entertainment on the agenda. From general admission to special donations and contributions, all in attendance were supporting these children in one way or another."

See more on Wishing Star Gallop in this issue.

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