Jockey Rosie Napravnik is the honorary host for the Old Friends at Cabin Creek fourth annual kickoff cocktail party July 20 from 7-11 p.m. at the Saratoga Polo & Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, buffet stations, and desserts catered by Chef Allan Winney. Live music will be provided by the jazz combo "Fresh."
The event's live auction items include a Parade Ring Pennant bearing the name of undefeated European champion Frankel, signed by jockey Tom Queally, Frankel's late trainer, Sir Henry Cecil, and owner, Khalid Abdullah. The pennant was used at the 2011 QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood, where Frankel prevailed by five lengths, and is one of the first significant pieces of the horse's memorabilia to come to the United States.
Another notable live auction item are the silks worn by jockey Jerry Bailey on Cigar when he won the 1995 Breeder's Cup Classic (gr. I). The silks are framed and signed by Jerry Bailey, trainer Bill Mott, and owners Allen and Madeleine Paulson.
Other live auction items include jewelry, an Outer Banks time share, a Rita Dee horse sculpture, and art from local equine artists.
All the funds raised by the live auction will support the retired race horses of Old Friends at Cabin Creek in the coming year.
To purchase tickets, visit www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com or call (518) 698-2377.