Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has signed on as the title sponsor of the upcoming 28th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Wednesday, Jan. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.
"We are incredibly grateful for LNJ Foxwoods' generosity," said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. "As the top sponsor of our largest annual fundraiser for the third consecutive year, LNJ Foxwoods' support of TCA and our Stallion Season Auction exemplifies their strong commitment and dedication to our mission of assisting Thoroughbreds and those who care for them."
"Anytime there is an opportunity to shed light on the importance of Thoroughbred aftercare we will step up to the plate and do whatever we can to support TCA," said Jaime Roth, owner of LNJ Foxwoods. "We are very much looking forward to sponsoring the Stallion Season Auction again and hope it is as successful as last year's event."
LNJ Foxwoods, the New York-based racing stable of Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth, has campaigned and found success with several runners including Golden Valentine, With Honors, Straight Fire, Nickname, Constellation, and Dreamologist. The trio is passionate about working to provide Thoroughbreds with a proper retirement and is deeply committed to caring for their runners once their racing days have concluded. They feel strongly that it is every owner's responsibility to do the same.
The TCA Stallion Season Auction is the organization's largest annual fundraiser and opens with an online auction beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3 and continues through 3 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 5. Bidding by telephone will be available on Friday, Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST. Interested bidders may register to bid on Starquine by visiting starquine.com or tca.org. The majority of seasons will sell during the online auction however approximately 10 seasons will be sold in the live Select Season Auction on Sunday, Jan. 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Ky. Bidders or their authorized agents may bid on the select seasons by attending the live auction in-person or they may bid on the select seasons during the online phase with the highest bidders earning the right to bid by phone during the live auction. Non-season items including experiences, services, and memorabilia will also be offered and will be available for bidding online.
In addition to LNJ Foxwoods, other TCA Stallion Season Auction sponsors are: Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, PBI Bank, Bourbon Lane Stable, Horseco, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, The Horse Media Group, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, L.V. Harkness, and Thoroughbred Daily News.
For further information regarding the 28th annual TCA Stallion Season Auction including bidder registration and tickets please visit www.tca.org or call (859) 276-4989.
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) was formed in 1990 to raise and distribute funds to charities in the Thoroughbred industry that provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. In 2017, TCA granted nearly $500,000 to 71 charities working within Thoroughbred retraining, rehoming and retirement; backstretch and farm worker services, research and equine-assisted therapy. During the last over quarter of a century, TCA has granted over $22 million to more than 200 charities that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. TCA also administers the Horses First Fund, founded by LNJ Foxwoods in 2016, to assist Thoroughbreds in need of emergency aid. From 2000-2016, more than 95% of TCA's expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).