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Bernardini: a season to Darley's leading sire will be on offer at the annual TCA Select Stallion Season Auction in Kentucky next month


Seasons to top sires on offer at Kentucky auction

SEASONS to top American stallions such as Bernardini, Giant's Causeway and Smart Strike will be up for grabs at the 22nd annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Select Stallion Season Auction, which will be held on January 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Centre in Lexington, Kentucky.

The event will begin at 6.30 pm (EST) with the Select Season Auction scheduled to start at 8.15 pm.

The auction offers the opportunity to purchase seasons to 26 American-based stallions. In addition to Bernardini, Giant's Causeway and Smart Strike, the list includes Arch, Gio Ponti, Hard Spun, Harlan's Holiday, Kitten's Joy, Lonhro, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d'Oro, More Than Ready, Speightstown and Uncle Mo.

Other auction items include a weekend stay in the WinStar Farm guest house; a Triple Crown ticket package; a sports package featuring tickets to the Breeders' Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series, UK Basketball and the Indianapolis 500; and vacations to the Dominican Republic and New York.

Michael Blowen of the Old Friends retirement facility in Kentucky will be honored with the TCA Industry Service Award while sales house Fasig-Tipton will be honored with the TCA Leadership Award.

The Select Stallion Season Auction will be preceded by a telephone auction from Wednesday, January 4, to Friday, January 6, during which the majority of the TCA's seasons will be sold. For a complete list of seasons or to purchase tickets for the Select Stallion Season Auction, visit

Formed in 1990, the TCA raises and distributes funds for charities in the racing industry which provide a better life for Thoroughbreds both during and after their racing careers.




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