Alex Auction Items to Benefit Katrina Victims

By Claire Novak
Eight items connected with 3-year-old champion Afleet Alex are to be auctioned off in an e-bay fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims on Thursday.

The fundraiser features four shoes and a saddle towel worn by the Northern Afleet  colt at Delaware Park's "Afleet Alex Day" on Sept. 10.

The saddle towel is autographed by trainer Tim Ritchey and jockey Jeremy Rose.

Also included is a Fred Stone lithograph autographed by Stone, Ritchey, and Rose --and a halter and lead shank with Afleet Alex nameplates, donated by Cash Is King Stable managing partner Chuck Zacney.

Each item will include a certificate of authenticity and accompanying photographs.

Bidding begins Thursday at 6 p.m. EST and will end Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. EST.

All auction proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief efforts.