LEXINGTON, Ky. – The online portion of Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Stallion Season Auction presented by Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. and runs through Friday, Jan. 5, with staggered closing times starting at 4 p.m. ET. Nearly 200 seasons including Vino Rosso, Volatile, Army Mule, Blame, Liam’s Map, and Violence will be available for online bidding on Equiring.com. The majority of seasons will sell no guarantee however a few seasons will be offered no guarantee with a 2025 breed back. A full list of seasons is available here. The auction is TCA’s largest annual fundraiser.
A Live Auction and Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 7, at Harper Hall in Lexington, Ky. and will feature select seasons to Constitution, Flightline, Good Magic, Elite Power (with 2025 breed back), Taiba, Life is Good, Forte, Cody’s Wish (with 2025 breed back), Nyquist (with 2025 breed back), and Quality Road. Tickets can be purchased here. Bidders or their authorized agents may bid on select seasons by attending the event in-person or they may email firstname.lastname@example.org to register to bid online or by phone.
Non-season items including a John Deere ZTrak mower, a meet and greet with Cody’s Wish, a condo in St. Thomas, and a week-long stay at a Mexican villa will also be offered in the live auction. Equine artist Robert Clark will “live paint” a custom piece that will be exclusively available at the Live Auction.
Greg Goodman will be honored with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope will be honored with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award.
Additionally, an online silent auction of non-season items including halters worn Justify, Gun Runner, and Into Mischief, a Florida Derby package, artwork, unique experiences, and more will be offered. A list of silent auction items is available here.
The auction is sponsored by the Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation, Peoples Bank, Ocala Breeders’ Sales, Bourbon Lane Stable Retirement Fund, Coolmore America, Equine Medical Associates, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Top Line Sales, Equine Medical of Ocala, Julie Davies, Pick View LLC, Paul Sharp Stables, L.V. Harkness, Paulick Report, BloodHorse, Daily Racing Form, and Thoroughbred Daily News.
For further information regarding the 34th annual TCA Stallion Season Auction 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 2023, TCA granted over $821,000 to 75 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).