LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has signed on as the top sponsor of the upcoming 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Monday, January 2 - Saturday, January 7, 2017 for the second consecutive year.
“We greatly appreciate the continued support of LNJ Foxwoods,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “The Stallion Season Auction is vital to our organization as it allows us to make grants to qualified organizations across the country. LNJ Foxwood’s sponsorship and support of the auction and TCA are a testament to their strong commitment to our mission of assisting Thoroughbreds and those who care for them.”
“Anytime there is an opportunity to shed light on the importance of Thoroughbred aftercare we will step up to the plate and do whatever we can to support TCA,” said Jaime Roth, owner of LNJ Foxwoods. “We are very much looking forward to sponsoring the Stallion Season Auction again and hope it is as successful as last year’s event.”
LNJ Foxwoods, the New York-based racing stable of Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth, has campaigned and found success with several runners including Golden Valentine, With Honors, Straight Fire, Nickname, Constellation, and Dreamologist. The trio is passionate about working to provide Thoroughbreds with a proper retirement and is deeply committed to caring for their runners once their racing days have concluded. They feel strongly that it is every owner’s responsibility to do the same. LNJ Foxwood’s was recently honored as Thoroughbred Ownerview’s New Owner of the Year for 2016.
The TCA Stallion Season Auction is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser and opens with an online auction beginning at 9 a.m. on January 2 and continues through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 6. Telephone bidding will be available on Friday, January 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. Interested bidders may register to bid by visiting www.tca.org. The majority of seasons will sell during the online auction however approximately 10 seasons will be sold in the live Select Season Auction on Saturday, January 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. Bidders or their authorized agents may bid on the select seasons by attending the live auction in-person or they may bid on the select seasons during the online phase with the highest bidders earning the right to bid by phone during the live auction. A silent auction will also be offered. All non-season items will also be available for bidding during the online auction with absentee bidding available at the live auction event.
Other TCA Stallion Season Auction sponsors include Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, PBI Bank, Candyland Farm, Bourbon Lane Stable, Starquine.com, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, John Deere, The Horse Media Group, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, L.V. Harkness, The Blood-Horse, and Thoroughbred Daily News.
For further information regarding the 27th annual TCA Stallion Season Auction including bidder registration and tickets please visit www.tca.org or call (859) 276-4989.
In 2016, TCA granted over $535,000 to more than 71 charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. During the last quarter of a century, TCA has granted over $21 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application.
TCA’s mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred-related nonprofits including rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming and retirement organizations; backstretch and farm employee programs; equine-assisted therapy programs; and research organizations. Since its inception in 1990, TCA has granted over $21 million to more than 200 charities. TCA administers the Horses First Fund, initiated by LNJ Foxwoods in June 2016 to assist a horse rescue operation in Mercer County, Kentucky as well as provide emergency aid for horses in need in the future. From 2000-2015, more than 95% of TCA’s expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).
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