Saratoga Springs, NY – Items celebrating the racing careers of such Thoroughbreds at Triple Crown winners Secretariat, American Pharoah and Affirmed, as well as legends like Man o’War and Seabiscuit will be offered during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Annual Online Holiday Auction fundraiser that begins Monday, November 21st at 8 a.m. concluding Monday, December 5th at 10 p.m.
The auction will not only will benefit the horses in the TRF herd, but will make holiday shopping for racing fans that much easier. All auction items have been donated to the TRF and proceeds from the auction will benefit the TRF’s herd of former racehorses. Simply go to the following link: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=trfauction
Auction items include a halters worn by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, and 2015 American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Songbird; several items, including the identification package, related to the legendary Secretariat; signed photographs of 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed and his rival, Alydar; a bronze of the great Man o’War; and a framed, limited-edition news package of Seabiscuit’s victory over 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral in their “Match Race of the Century” in the 1938 Pimlico Special.
Also available at this auction are memorabilia of John Henry, one of the top horses of the 20th century, Funny Cide, the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby; Songbird, the juvenile filly champion of 2015 and signed goggles and whips worn by Hall of Fame jockeys John Velazquez, Laffit Pincay Jr.; Jerry Bailey and Edgar Prado.
About the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation: The TRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization entirely dependent on public contributions. Founded in 1983, the TRF is the the oldest and largest equine sanctuary of its kind. Its mission is to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter. Most of the horses in the TRF herd live at TRF Second Chances Farms at various correctional facilities across the country. Donations from generous individuals, businesses and foundations account for 100% of the TRF budget. For more information contact TRF at 518-226-00287 or visit http://www.trfinc.org/, or to make a donation on Tuesday Giving Day, please do so here: https://trf20546.thankyou4caring.org/Make-A-Gift.