Anne M. Eberhardt

Eclipse Party Auction Items to Aid Aftercare

Stallion seasons, equine art, event tickets available during live bidding Jan. 17.

Thoroughbred racing and sports enthusiasts will have an opportunity to bid on several outstanding items during a live auction on Friday, Jan. 17 in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park.

The auction highlights an Eclipse Award party on the eve of the 43rd annual dinner and ceremony, held for the second year in Gulfstream's Sport of Kings Theater to honor racing’s human and equine champions.

Proceeds from the "Celebration of the Thoroughbred" event will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Program. Entertainment is sponsored by Bourbon Lane Stables.

The event and auction is open to the public for a $20 donation beginning at 8 p.m. EST. The bidding auction will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Among the items to be auctioned are seasons to 16 stallions including multiple grade I winner Macho Uno , the 2000 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding 2-year-old colt and sire of Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man ; grade I winners Discreetly Mine, Yes It's True, Wrote , and Turbo Compressor ; and multiple graded stakes winners Gone Astray  and Florida-bred Duke of Mischief .

Stallion seasons are courtesy of Adena Springs, Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds, Lane’s End, Northwest Stud, Ocala Stud and Three Chimneys.

Other auction items include a painting of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan by noted equine artist Robert Clark; a trip to the 2014 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park complete with airfare, box seats, and a two-night stay at the Langham Hotel; box seats and a hotel room for opening weekend at Saratoga Race Course; a signed Miami Heat basketball; two tickets and hotel room to the 2014 Preakness (gr. I); and four days and three nights at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.