LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 25th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction began today at 9 a.m. and offers a wide variety of seasons, trips, tickets, unique experiences and other auction items. The six-day fundraiser consists of an online and telephone auction and culminates with a live Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky.
The majority of TCA’s seasons will be offered and sold during the online and telephone auction. Online bidding will continue through Friday, January 9 at 5 p.m. EST. Telephone bids will be accepted on Friday, January 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. More than 200 seasons representing stallions in 11 states and Canada are available in the auction. A link to the list of seasons and bidder registration is available here.
Fifteen seasons and all non-season items will be sold in the live Select Season Auction on Saturday, January 10. 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 and telephone phase with the highest bidders earning the right to bid by phone during the live auction. For bidders that cannot attend the live auction but are interested in non-season items, absentee bidding is available.
The Select Season Auction will offer the following seasons:
Medaglia d’Oro (offered with a free return to the stallion in 2016 should a live foal not be produced)
Pioneerof the Nile
Will Take Charge
All seasons will be sold on a no guarantee basis unless otherwise noted.
The following non-season items will be available for bidding in the live auction:
Two-Day High Performance Driving Course at the Porsche Sport Driving School
John Deere CX 4×2 Gator
Triple Crown Ticket Package
Equine Air Transportation
Two Tickets to the Final Four in Indianapolis
Two-Year Lease on a 2015 Dodge Ram Truck
Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Timepiece
Ultimate Eclipse Awards Weekend with Private Jet Transportation
HorsePower Sports Package Including Breeders’ Cup, NASCAR and Indy 500 Tickets
An Exceptional Weekend for Four in Wine Country
The Select Season Auction will celebrate 25 years of TCA and be hosted by Tom Durkin featuring music by Arthur Hancock and Friends. Graham and Anita Motion and CANTER USA will be honored with TCA’s annual Allaire du Pont Leadership and Industry Service awards.
TCA Stallion Season Auction sponsors include Brushwood Stable, Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, Lael Stable, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, PBI Bank, Candyland Farm, John Deere, Bourbon Lane Stable, L.V. Harkness, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Starquine.com, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, Flair Equine Nasal Strips, Thoroughbred Daily News 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. Over the last 24 years TCA has distributed over $20 million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).