Absentee Bidding Now Available On Old Friends’ Homecoming Halter Auction

by | 05.02.2017 | 5:04pm

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility is Georgetown, KY, will host its 13th Annual Homecoming Event on Sunday May 7th beginning at 1 pm.

The event features a live and silent auction of artwork, prints, and racing memorabilia, including several premiere collectible stallion halters.

For those unable to attend the event, absentee bidding for several of the top halters opens today. On the block are halters worn by:

American Pharoah, who won the Belmont Stakes in 2015 to become history's 12th Triple Crown Champion. By capturing the Breeders' Cup Classic that same year, he became the first horse to win racing's Grand Slam. He now stands at Ashford Stud.*

California Chrome, who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness stakes as well as the GR1 Pacific classic, the GR1 Awesome Again Stakes, and the Dubai World Cup. The two-time Horse of the Year now stands at Taylor Made Farm.

Curlin, the two-time Horse of the Year is now a leading industry sire at Hill 'n' Dale Farm, His son, Irish War Cry, is a leading contender for this year's Kentucky Derby.

Runhappy, winner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup Sprint and the 2015 Eclipse Sprint Champion award, he now stands at Claiborne Farm.

Littleprincessemma, is the dam of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. She was named Broodmare of the Year in 2015. She resides at Summer Wind Farm.

Interested buyers unable to attend on Sunday can absentee bid on these items beginning today. To bid, email your name, address, and phone number along with your highest bid to: [email protected]

The deadline to receive bids is Saturday May 6th, at 9 pm (EST).

At the event, someone will be assigned to proxy bid for you starting low and bidding up to your highest number.

The Old Friends Homecoming event will be highlighted by live music, a barbecue buffet, and farm tours where guests can meet the farm's two Kentucky Derby Champions, Silver Charm and War Emblem, among other memorable equine athletes. There will also be a special book signing by Eclipse Award winning photographer Barbara Livingston, who will autograph copies of her new book Old and New Friends (Daily Racing Form, $39.95).

Tickets are still available and can be reserved by calling (502) 863-1775, or booked online by visiting the website at  www.oldfriendsequine.org. Tickets are $25; $15 for Old Friends members. Children under 12 are free.

Special thanks goes out to the farms that so generously donated these and other wonderful halters to Old Friends. For more information on the event, visit the website or call the farm at (502) 863-1775.

* This item lists with a reserve of $3,000.

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