The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America select stallion season auction will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington. The cocktail party-style event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and drinks followed by the auction at 8.
The auction will feature seasons to the following 29 stallions:
First Samurai (Live Foal)
Giant's Causeway (Live Foal)
Hard Spun *
Indian Charlie (Live Foal)
Lookin At Lucky (Live Foal)
Malibu Moon (Live Foal)
More Than Ready
Rock Hard Ten
Street Cry *
Street Sense *
(Stallions marked with an “*” indicate a free return to the stallion in 2012 should the mare not get in foal or not produce a live foal.)
In addition to the stallion seasons, auction items will include a walk-on role on HBO’s “Luck,” a box at Santa Anita Park and two nights accommodations; University of Kentucky men’s basketball “ball kid” experience (subject to SEC and UK rules and regulations); WinStar Farm guest house stay; Palmetto Bluffs vacation home; Triple Crown ticket package; a sports package featuring tickets to the Breeders’ Cup, U.S. Open Golf Tournament, and the Indianapolis 500; a Vespa Scooter and more.
Lori Neagle of Kentucky Equine Humane Center will be honored with the TCA Industry Service Award and Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley will be honored with the TCA Leadership Award.
The select stallion season auction will be preceded by a telephone auction to be held from Wednesday, Jan. 5, through Friday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The majority of TCA’s seasons will be sold during the telephone auction with the select seasons going into the live auction on Jan. 8. The telephone auction hotline is (859) 276-4989. For a complete list of seasons visit www.tca.org and to purchase tickets for the auction call (859) 276-4989.