WinStar Farm has announced it will auction some of its most historic racing memorabilia starting Dec. 9 to benefit the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.
The auction is set to take place online through Ebay from Dec. 9-Dec. 13. Access the auction directly at WinStarStablemates.com (http://stablemates.winstarfarm.com/). All proceeds will go directly to New Vocations.
“The folks at New Vocations have one of the most important jobs in our industry in my opinion, and they do a tremendous job,” said Elliott Walden, president and CEO of WinStar Farm, in a release. “They have a great program that re-trains these tremendous athletes for their careers after racing, and then they place them with people who have been qualified through an extensive evaluation program, which includes a year’s worth of follow up, to ensure these horses continue to be cared for to the standard they deserve. It's our responsibility to the industry to support programs such as New Vocations, and WinStar is always honored to do it.”
It is WinStar's hope that fans and supporters of the sport will get behind the auction and pick up some Christmas gifts for a worthy cause. Some of the items that will be auctioned include:
• 25 Drosselmeyer Breeders’ Cup hats signed by Mike Smith, Bill Mott, and Kenny Troutt
• Drosselmeyer Breeders’ Cup Classic paddock blanket
• Super Saver 2010 Kentucky Derby rose from winner's blanket
• Drosselmeyer Belmont Stakes-winning shoe
• Drosselmeyer Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning shoe
• Drosselmeyer halter
• Distorted Humor halter
• Tiznow halter
• Super Saver halter
For more information, contact Jenny Barnett at (859) 537-2725. Visit WinStarStablemates.com (http://stablemates.winstarfarm.com/) to access and bid on auction items.