LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that the planning and preparations for the 30th Annual Stallion Season Auction are underway. The auction, held Wednesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 12, 2020, is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization.
“2020 marks the 30th anniversary of TCA and our Stallion Season Auction,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “The auction is TCA’s largest annual fundraiser and directly impacts the funding we have available for our approved charities. There are a variety of ways to support the auction including the donation of stallion seasons, the donation of non-season items for the silent auction, sponsorships, program advertising, and ticket purchases.”
The fundraiser opens with an online auction of stallion seasons beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8 and continues through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 10. Over 100 seasons will be available for online bidding include Liam’s Map, Palace Malice, More Than Ready, and Gun Runner. Interested bidders may register to bid on starquine.com or tca.org. The majority of the seasons will sell during the online auction however a few select seasons including Audible, Blame, Constitution, Street Sense, and Vino Rosso will be sold in the live ‘Tis the Seasons Celebration on Sunday, January 12 at Distillery Square in Lexington, Ky. Bidders or their authorized agents may bid on the select seasons by attending the live auction in-person or they may contact TCA to bid by phone. Non-season items including experiences, services, and memorabilia will also be offered and will be available for online bidding.
For the fifth consecutive year, LNJ Foxwoods, the New York-based racing stable of Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth, has signed on as the top sponsor of the Stallion Season Auction. In addition to LNJ Foxwoods, other sponsors are: Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, Limestone Bank, Equine Medical Associates, HorseCo, Fasig-Tipton, BloodHorse, Paulick Report, L.V. Harkness, and Thoroughbred Daily News.
For further information regarding the 30th annual TCA Stallion Season Auction including bidder registration and tickets please visit www.tca.org or call (859) 276-4989.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds to charities in the Thoroughbred industry that 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. In 2019, TCA granted nearly $500,000 to 64 charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. During the last three decades, TCA has granted over $23 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. TCA also administers the Horses First Fund, founded by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016, to assist Thoroughbreds in need of emergency aid. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).