Gulfstream To Host Celebration of the Thoroughbred Friday, Jan. 18

Gulfstream To Host Celebration of the Thoroughbred Friday, Jan. 18

12/20/2012

Gulfstream Park announced today it will host Celebration of the Thoroughbred, a cocktail party on the evening of Friday, Jan. 18 in honor of the Eclipse Awards, the event will be highlighted by live and silent auctions featuring breeding opportunities, travel packages, and the art of award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston.

The evening of equine art, bloodlines and spirits will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Gulfstream's colorful walking ring. The event will be held the night before Gulfstream plays host to the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards and $1.3 million Florida Sunshine Millions.

All proceeds from the live and silent auctions will go to Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred Aftercare Program Inc.

The live auction, hosted by noted equine auctioneer Walt Robertson, will include breeding opportunities to Kitten's Joy and Ghostzapper, six tickets to the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, and trips to the 2013 Breeders' Cup, Saratoga and Del Mar.

Celebration of the Thoroughbred is one of many fundraising events hosted by Gulfstream during the week of Jan. 15-19. Charity events will also benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and The Race for Education.

"Gulfstream Park and The Stronach Group are extremely proud to host the Celebration of the Thoroughbred in conjunction with our other fundraising activities during Eclipse Award week," said Gulfstream President Timothy Ritvo. "Thoroughbred aftercare is a priority for everyone at Gulfstream and The Stronach Group.

"The Celebration of the Thoroughbred will be a unique event and another memorable day in the rich history of Gulfstream, Florida racing and the Eclipse Awards."

Racing, sports and travel enthusiasts can pre-register at biddingforgood.com/gpaftercare/register and bid from any location in the world. You can also watch bidding activity and receive updates and alerts.

Other items for bid include a basketball autographed by Miami Heat President Pat Riley,  two-night stays at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, official hotel of the Eclipse Awards, Hollywood Beach Marriott and Chesapeake Resort, a case of Kendall Jackson Wine, and a limited edition Peb art box and Fred Stone canvas print.