LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 22nd annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Select Stallion Season Auction, will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. The cocktail party-style event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and dinner followed by the Select Season Auction at 8:15 p.m.
The auction will feature seasons to 26 stallions including:
Arch, Malibu Moon (Live Foal), Bernardini*, Medaglia d’Oro*, Broken Vow*, More Than Ready, Discreetly Mine, Quality Road, English Channel, Scat Daddy, First Samurai (Live Foal), Sidney’s Candy, Giant’s Causeway, Smart Strike,
Gio Ponti, Speightstown, Girolamo*, Stormy Atlantic, Hard Spun*, Street Sense*, Harlan’s Holiday, Super Saver,
Kitten’s Joy (Live Foal), Tale of the Cat (Live Foal), Lonhro* and Uncle Mo.
Stallions marked with an “*” indicate a free return to the stallion in 2013 should the mare not get in foal or not produce a live foal.
In addition to the stallion seasons, auction items will include a weekend stay in the WinStar Farm guest house; a Triple Crown ticket package; a sports package featuring tickets to the Breeders’ Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series, UK Basketball and the Indianapolis 500; winner’s choice of select John Deere equipment; Horsemen’s Package featuring sales representation services, boarding, vanning and surgical services; a Dominican Republic vacation; a New York City getaway; and two tickets to the “big football game” in Indianapolis on February 5. Telephone bidding will be permitted on non-season auction items. Please call for details. The Select Stallion Season Auction will also feature a Diamond Champagne Raffle sponsored by Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers.
Michael Blowen of Old Friends will be honored with the TCA Industry Service Award and Fasig-Tipton will be honored with the TCA Leadership Award.
The Select Stallion Season Auction will be preceded by a telephone auction to be held from Wednesday, January 4 through Friday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The majority of TCA’s seasons will be sold during the telephone auction with the select seasons going into the live auction on January 7. The telephone auction hotline is (859) 276-4989. For a complete list of seasons or to purchase tickets for the Select Stallion Season Auction please visit www.tca.org or call (859) 276-4989.
Select Stallion Season Auction sponsors include Brushwood Stable, Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, Candyland Farm, PBI Bank, Lael Stable, Provations Group, OfficeMax, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, L.V. Harkness and Blood-Horse Publications.
TCA was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds for charities in the Thoroughbred industry which provide a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers by supporting retirement, rescue, research and by helping the people who work with them. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).