The R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, launches its 2015 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 23rd at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 30th to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.
Featured items include: halters donated by Darley, WinStar, Castleton Lyons, Northview and a VIP Private Tour of Three Chimneys Stallion Complex in Kentucky. The stallion halters to be auctioned are Graded Stakes Winner Street Cry, sire of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and 2010 Eclipse Award winner and Horse of the Year, Zenyatta: Multiple Graded Stakes Winner and 2009-2010 Eclipse Award Champion Grass Horse, Gio Ponti, 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner, Funny Cide, 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner, Smarty Jones and 2004 Eclipse Award Champion Sprinter, Speightstown. Horseshoes worn by Multiple Graded Stakes Winners First Samurai and Tapizar were provided by Claiborne Farm and Gainesway respectively.
Other great items to be auctioned are autographed pictures by Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel of his Kentucky Derby victories on Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009), Rachel Alexandra when she won the 2009 Preakness Stakes and Haskell Invitational and 2011 Woodward Stakes winner Havre de Grace signed by jockey Ramon Dominquez.
“We have some very exciting auction items again this year. We would like to especially thank volunteer Roxanne Campbell for her tireless efforts as well as Calvin Borel, Mike Smith, Darley, Claiborne, Three Chimneys, Gainesway, WinStar and Castleton Lyons for their generous support by donating such valuable items to help us raise funds,” stated Marlene Murray, President of the R.A.C.E. Fund.
All proceeds raised will be used to help racehorses in need of retirement and rescue from slaughter.
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