LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 33rd Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 8, 2023.
“We greatly appreciate the support of Mt. Brilliant,” said Erin Halliwell 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. Mt. Brilliant’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.”
“The Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation is proud to support the Thoroughbred Charities of America in its mission to support our industry and more importantly the animals we love,” said Hutton Goodman.
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 4 and continues through 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday, January 6. The online auction will offer nearly 200 seasons to stallions standing in 14 states and Canada. The majority of the seasons will sell during the online auction however several seasons including Constitution, Flightline, Good Magic, Maxfield, Nashville, Not This Time, Nyquist, Olympiad, and Quality Road will be sold in the ‘Tis the Seasons Celebration on Sunday, January 8 at the Grand Reserve in Lexington, Ky. Bidders or their authorized agents may bid on the select seasons by attending the live auction in-person, or they may email firstname.lastname@example.org to register to bid online or by telephone. A silent auction will also be offered. All non-season items will be available via online bidding.
In addition to Mt. Brilliant, other TCA Stallion Season Auction sponsors include Bourbon Lane Stable Retirement Fund, Coolmore America, Limestone Bank, Top Line Sales, Equine Medical of Ocala, L.V. Harkness, Paulick Report, BloodHorse, Daily Racing Form, and Thoroughbred Daily News.
For further information regarding the 33rd annual TCA Stallion Season Auction including 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 2022, TCA granted over $783,000 to 74 approved 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 $26 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. TCA administers the Horses First Fund, founded by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016, to assist Thoroughbreds in need of emergency aid. TCA manages Cómo, a mobile app founded by Godolphin, that connects racing industry employees to the vital services they need through a network of racetrack chaplains and Thoroughbred industry organizations. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).