BC Charity Gala to Benefit Equine Organizations

Oak Tree Racing Association will host the Breeders' Cup Charity Gala Friday, Oct. 24th at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. with proceeds benefiting the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, NTRA Charities, and Kids to the Cup.

The black-tie affair will feature a live auction with guest auctioneer David Cassidy and musical entertainment provided by the Bob Gail Orchestra.

Among the auction items are: an afternoon in the Royal Enclosure during the 2004 Royal Ascot meeting; five hours of flying time on a NetJets private aircraft; a 30"x40" racing scene oil painting ("The Dark Horse") by noted artist John Thomas Berry; and a customized oil portrait of a Thoroughbred owner's silks by award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauley. There are also getaway packages to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Saratoga Race Course, Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and to Lone Star Million Day at Lone Star Park, as well as many other items.