(Press Release)—Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that Tom Durkin will host its 25th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction to be held Saturday, January 10 at the Keeneland EntertainmentCenter in Lexington, Ky.
“We are thrilled that Tom Durkin will be hosting our auction and anniversary celebration,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “Tom is engaging, witty, eloquent and a born story-teller and we are really excited to kick off the 25th year of TCA with him.”
Durkin recently retired from a 43-year career as racetrack announcer. He began his career at many small tracks before joining the staff of Hialeah Race Course in 1981. Durkin was the initial race-caller for the Breeders’ Cup, a job he held from 1984-2005, and was the voice of the Triple Crown for nine years. For the past 24 years, Durkin has been the voice of the New York Racing Association’s racetracks.
The Select Stallion Season Auction is the culmination of a week-long auction that will offer nearly 200 stallion seasons and numerous non-season items. Online bidding will open at 9 a.m. onJanuary 5 and continue through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 9. Telephone bids will be accepted. January 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST. Interested bidders may register to bid by visiting www.tca.org.♦