The 28th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction & Celebration, presented by LNJ Foxwoods is currently underway. The auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization.
Bidding on the majority of the more than 200 stallion seasons will end on Friday, January 5 at 3 p.m. EST. Bidding on six select seasons and all non-season items will conclude at the auction Celebration on Sunday, January 7, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. Tickets are available here.
Select seasons offered on Sunday will include Arrogate, Dialed In, Into Mischief, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, and Orb. Select non-season items offered in the live auction include a Triple Crown ticket package, John Deere TS Gator, equine air transportation via Tex Sutton, a race-caller experience with Larry Collmus, a meet and greet with Rachel Alexandra followed by a cocktail party at Stonestreet, and a Whitney Stakes ticket package.
Bidders or their authorized agents may bid on select seasons by attending the live auction in-person or they may bid on the select seasons during the online phase with the highest bidders earning the right to bid by phone during the live auction. All non-season items are currently available for online bidding here.
TCA Stallion Season Auction sponsors include LNJ Foxwoods, Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, PBI Bank, McMahon Thoroughbreds of Saratoga, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Bourbon Lane Stable, Horseco, Fasig-Tipton, Equo, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Flair Nasal Strips, Keeneland, TDN, TOBA, BloodHorse, Central Equipment, The Horse Media Group, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and L.V. Harkness & Co. For further information regarding the 28th 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 2017, TCA granted nearly $500,000 to 71 charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. During the last over quarter of a century, TCA has granted over $22 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. From 2000-2016, more than 95% of TCA’s expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).