January 8, 2016 4:09 pm
Updated: January 8, 2016 4:24 pm

Crowdfunding campaign for Ontario stable fire that killed 43 horses hits $150k

Firefighters battle a barn fire at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch Township on Jan. 5, 2016.

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PUSLINCH, Ont. – A crowdfunding campaign in aid of those affected by a southern Ontario stable fire that killed 43 racehorses earlier this week has raised more than $150,000.

The fire late Monday night at Classy Lane Training Centre destroyed a barn housing horses trained by Ben Wallace, Roger Mayotte, Chantal Mitchell, Kris Di Cenzo, Dan Lagace and Floyd Amos.

READ MORE: More than 40 horses killed in barn fire at Classy Lane Stables west of Toronto

The owners say those wishing to make donations should do so through the official GoFundMe page which has been set up by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association.

WATCH: Many questions remain after deadly stable fire claims lives of more than 40 horses. The fire broke out on Monday night at Classy Lanes stables causing millions in damage and shocking a community. Cindy Pom reports.

As of Friday afternoon, 730 donations had been made totalling nearly $160,000 of the $500,000 goal. The preliminary estimate of losses due to the fire is up to $6 million.

READ MORE: Woodbine Racetrack to hold tribute for 43 horses killed in barn fire

The GoFundMe listing says the money raised will be pooled together to help all of the horsepeople involved in the tragedy.

The cause of the blaze at the Puslinch, Ont., facility is still under investigation.

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