FTC Auction at Live Oak Hits Record Level

Edited press release

The 16th annual Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC) fundraising auction March 19 at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation near Ocala, Fla., raised $122,140, a 75% increase over last year's gross of $69,410.

The FTC would like to thank the following Florida Thoroughbred breeders and continuing supporters:

--Adena Springs South, for contributing stallion seasons totaling $34,300, along with the Sunshine Millions race day package (valued at $4,300), for a total of $38,600.

--Mari Hulman George, chairman of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, for providing the Indianapolis 500 package ($10,000), as well as the Brickyard 400 package ($9,500), for a total of $19,500.

--George Steinbrenner, for donating his World Series package ($7,700) and the Yankees Old Timer package ($4,200), for a total of $11,900.