The non-profit organization The R.A.C.E. Fund, will be having an online auction, “Bid for the Horses,” Oct. 15-Nov. 7 to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue Thoroughbreds from slaughter.
Former jockey and renowned artist Tom Chapman will be donating four of his prints of his original paintings of Secretariat, Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra, and Barbaro. Chapman won over 2,500 races during his 20 year riding career and now is a well-known artist who captures the true essence of Thoroughbreds in his paintings.
R.A.C.E. Fund president Marlene Murray stated, “Tom Chapman’s paintings are so beautiful and we are very appreciative that he has donated framed pictures of some of the great champions in racing to help our organization raise funds for the horses.”
Other items that will be available are a The Blood-Horse souvenir magazine signed by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery; a limited golden special collectors’ edition of the 2007 Kentucky Derby book when Street Sense won signed by Hall of Fame trainer Carl Nafzger, jockey Calvin Borel, owner James Tafel, and author John Asher; and a 1986 original Kentucky Derby program which was won by Ferdinand. In addition, there will also be exciting non-racing items available such as signed football and baseball sports memorabilia, vacation packages, and more.
You can visit the R.A.C.E. Fund online auction website address at http://www.biddingforgood.com/racefundbid. Bidding will open at 8 p.m. EST on Oct. 15 and close at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7. All proceeds raised will be used to help racehorses in need of retirement and rescue from slaughter. More information about the R.A.C.E. Fund can be obtained at www.racefund.org.