LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that the 32nd Annual Stallion Season Auction is now underway. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization.
Bidding on over 200 stallion seasons from 16 states began today on Starquine.com and will continue through Friday, January 7 with staggered ending times beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST. Seasons available in the online auction include Audible, Basin, Candy Ride, McKinzie, More Than Ready, Speightstown, and Volatile. A full list of seasons is available here.
Most of the seasons will sell during the online auction however 10 select seasons will be sold at the ‘Tis the Seasons Celebration on Sunday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Reserve in Lexington, Kentucky. Select seasons will include a recent donation of a no guarantee season to Not This Time as well as seasons to Bolt d’Oro, Charlatan, City of Light, Constitution, Liam’s Map, Maxfield (with 2023 breed back), Nyquist (with 2023 breed back), Quality Road, and Yaupon (with 2023 breed back). 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. Non-season items including a John Deere Gator, accommodations at the Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa “tree house”, a wall box and stall webbing from Charlie Whittingham’s barn, and more will also be offered in the live auction. Tickets can be purchased here.
An online silent auction of non-season items including halters worn by Life is Good, Curlin, Charlatan, Tapit, Knicks Go and more will be offered. A list of silent auction items is available here.
The auction is generously sponsored by Limestone Bank, Coolmore America, Equine Medical Associates, Bourbon Lane Stable, L.V. Harkness & Co., BloodHorse, Paulick Report, and Thoroughbred Daily News. For further information regarding the 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 approved charities in the Thoroughbred industry. TCA’s mission is to fund and facilitate the support of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them. In 2021, TCA granted over $775,000 to 69 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 $25 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).