LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 30th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization.
Bidding on nearly 200 stallion seasons from 15 states began yesterday on Starquine.com and will continue through tomorrow, January 10 at 5 p.m. EST. Seasons available in the online auction include Gun Runner (with a 2021 breed back), Palace Malice, Liam’s Map, Good Magic, More Than Ready, and many more. View all seasons here.
In addition to the online auction, a live auction will be held at the ‘Tis the Seasons Celebration on Sunday, January 12, at 5:30 p.m. at Distillery Square in Lexington, Ky. Seasons to Audible, Blame, Constitution, Street Sense (with a 2021 breed back), and Vino Rosso will be offered. Interested bidders or their authorized agents may bid in the live auction by attending the Celebration or they may contact TCA prior to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 11 to arrange telephone bidding. Additionally, TCA will honor Madeline Auerbach with the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America – Metropolitan New York Division with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award. Tickets for the Celebration are available here.
TCA also offers a variety of non-season items including halters worn by Tapit, Maximum Security, Country House, Quality Road, Lady Eli, and Ghostzapper. Online bidding for these items is available through the conclusion of the Celebration on Sunday. In addition to seasons, some items including equine air transportation via Tex Sutton, a five-night stay at a beachfront bed and breakfast in Costa Rica, and a ticket package featuring tickets to all 2020 Triple Crown races will be offered in the live auction at the Celebration. View all non-season items here.
TCA Stallion Season Auction sponsors include LNJ Foxwoods, Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, Limestone Bank, WinStar Farm, Equine Medical Associates, Bourbon Lane Stable, Starquine, Fasig-Tipton, Tito’s Vodka, TDN, BloodHorse, Paulick Report, HRRN, and L.V. Harkness & Co. For further information regarding the 30th 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 2019, TCA granted nearly $475,000 to 64 charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. Over the last 30 years, 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).