The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be hosting an impressive silent auction of valuable experiences, memorabilia, art, and other unique items that every racing fan will enjoy. All of the proceeds will benefit the TAA, which accredits and awards grants to Thoroughbred aftercare organizations in North America. Please join us in supporting a worthy cause and take home a piece of racing history.
A few of the featured items:
Want to experience the middle jewel of the Triple Crown? This one is for you. Four 2019 Turfside Terrace tickets on Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Day. This all-inclusive premium seating area includes a gourmet luncheon buffet, beer and wine, Preakness souvenir program, entertainment, plus access to private comfort stations and mutuel windows. A big thank you to Sal Sinatra and the Stronach Group for donating this item.
Who wouldn’t want to own this halter worn by two-time horse of the year Curlin? He earned more than $10.5 million in a career that was highlighted by seven grade 1 wins, including the Breeders' Cup Classic, Dubai World Cup, and Preakness Stakes.The son of Smart Strike is a perennial leading sire currently standing at Hill 'n' Dale. Donated by Hill ‘n’ Dale.
Monomoy Girl Shadowbox
If you’re a fan of this phenomenal filly, you don’t want to miss this shadowbox. With more than $1.8 million in the bank, Monomoy Girl racked up four consecutive grade 1 wins in 2018, including a score in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). The daughter of Tapizar takes aim at the upcoming Breeders' Cup Distaff. This priceless package is put together with a shoe worn by the filly and a Kentucky Oaks Day program, and includes an authenticity letter signed by trainer Brad Cox.
Donated by Kelsey Danner Racing Stable
Ellen Skidmore Print
A friend and support of the TAA, Ellen Skidmore’s work is known for its whimsical subject matter and luminous color palette. Growing up with a speech impediment, horses have always been an extremely important and comforting aspect in her life. They taught her the beauty of being able to communicate non-verbally. This print, titled “Bluewater,” is a limited edition, signed and numbered giclee 18” by 24” print. Donated by Ellen Skidmore/Frames on Main.
Christine A. Moore Hat
Friend of the TAA and Equestricon, Christine A. Moore Millinery is based in the Fashion District in New York City and has many collections, but is best known for her explosive racing styles. Christine is the official milliner of Breeders’ Cup and last year she was named featured milliner of Kentucky Derby 144, the first time this title was awarded in the 144 year history of Churchill Downs. She is also the official milliner of America’s Best Racing, The Iroquois Steeplechase, and the Jim McKay Maryland Million. This piece is from the fall collection and features a silk and taffeta diamond horsehair disk with two silk cut flower petals and coque feathers. Donated by Christine A. Moore.
Want to see 30 more items available? View the entire catalog here: https://www.thoroughbredaftercare.org/equestricon-2018-auction/
Thoroughbreds are versatile athletes that thrive when having a job and a purpose, both on and off the racetrack. To establish standards for nonprofit organizations that transition Thoroughbreds upon exit from racing, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance was created as an industry-united initiative in 2012. Funds raised by the TAA, including the funds from this silent auction, are awarded as grants to accredited aftercare organizations and go toward the TAA’s accreditation and inspection process. For more information, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.