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NO4 2013

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will want to become an ambassador for are blood donors for the the Hound Welfare Fund." Richmond Road Veteri- Graham got involved in HWF through nary Clinic, they offer a the late philanthropist Hilary Boone Jr., steadying a former Iroquois president. Boone's son, summer infuence Alex, also has served as honorary chair- when the young hounds man of the HWF's June fundraiser. "Lilla join the pack for train- Mason also has been a great inspiration ing, and they represent to me," Graham added, "because she the pack each year at the showed me how deep the bond is be- Blessing of the Hounds, tween her and the hounds. It starts the the formal ceremony that day the hounds are born and only gets opens the hunt season stronger during training. As a volunteer each November. hound on walks Kennel manager Michael Edwards cares for the retirees and the working pack. for the HWF, I help to make certain that After 14 years, Mason these wonderful, loyal, intelligent ani- said, the HWF's goal now mals have a deserved and safe place to is to fund an endowment. "Our fund- ways supported, and inspire other peo- retire." raiser has become more successful each ple to make this a standard for all hunts. In return, the hounds serve both as year and we're reaching more people," It's not just to take care of our hounds; living history and ambassadors for Iro- she said. "Now we'd like to raise enough it's good for the continuation of the quois. They have other roles, too. They money for an endowment, so this is al- sport." K WE YOUR FUTURE Toll Free: (800) 967-8267 • Local: (859) 255-9406 • Experienced Horsemen Drivers • Custom Designed Vans for Optimal Safety All Breeds and Disciplines KEENELAND WINTER 2013 89

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