LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 31st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction is open for bidding. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization.
Bidding on over 200 stallion seasons from 14 states began today on Starquine.com and will continue through Friday, January 8 with a staggered ending times beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST. Seasons available in the online auction include Gun Runner, Ghostzapper, Palace Malice, Liam’s Map, More Than Ready, Speightstown, and many more. View all seasons here.
In addition to the online auction, a live auction of select seasons will be held on Tuesday, January 12 in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion after the close of book one, session two of the January sale. Select seasons to Blame, Constitution, Curlin, Game Winner, Laoban, Nyquist (with a 2022 breed back), and Quality Road will be offered. To bid on select seasons, bidders or their authorized agents may bid in person at Keeneland, or they may contact TCA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (859) 276-4989 to arrange telephone or online bidding.
A silent auction of non-season items including halters worn by Enable and Tapit, a John Deere X330 lawn tractor, equine air transportation aboard a Tex Sutton flight, vanning from Sallee and Brook Ledge is also currently underway. The silent auction includes over 70 items with a complete list of items available here.
The auction is generously sponsored by Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, Limestone Bank, Coolmore America, Keeneland, BloodHorse, Paulick Report, and Thoroughbred Daily News. For further information regarding the 31st annual TCA Stallion Season Auction please visit 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 2020, TCA granted over $1 million to 70 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 $24 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).