A yearling filly bred and raised entirely for charity will be auctioned April 30 as part of the Lexington Cancer Foundations Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction at Keeneland Race Course. Besides the filly herself, a daughter of Quest out of the Irish-bred mare Seiran, the new owner will get boarding, breaking, training, and veterinary care.
The stallion season was donated by Arthur Hancock III and Lori Kirk Wagner provided the mare, a dam of five winners from seven starters. Peter O’Callaghan boarded the mare and raised the foal at his Woods Edge Farm in Lexington, and Dr. Kevin Pfeister offered his services in the reproductive stages while Dr. Bob Hunt performed the sales evaluation. After the filly is sold, board, breaking and training at Stone Farm Training Center in Paris, Ky., will be provided along with basic veterinary care by Dr. Bryan Boone until Jan. 1, 2010, when the filly turns 2. The winning bidder also gets a set of personally designed racing silks has been donated by Patricia Headley Green at Silks Unlimited.
All proceeds from the sale go to the Janice Jones Annual Fund at the Lexington Cancer Foundation. Jones, the late wife of prominent Kentucky horseman John T. L. Jones, Jr., lost a battle with ovarian cancer in 2003.
For pre-auction inspection, please contact Lisa Reynolds at Woods Edge Farm at (859) 983-1412. For bidding and auction information, please contact Kristi Martin with the Lexington Cancer Foundation at (859) 388-2620.