Live auction To Highlight Eclipse Awards Festivities

Live auction To Highlight Eclipse Awards Festivities

01/12/2014

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL– Thoroughbred racing and sports enthusiasts will have an opportunity to bid on several outstanding items during a live auction on Friday, January 17 in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park.            

The auction highlights an Eclipse Award party on the eve of the 43rd annual dinner and ceremony, held for the second consecutive year in the Sport of Kings Theater to honor racing’s human and equine champions.             Proceeds from the “Celebration of the Thoroughbred” event will benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Program. Entertainment is sponsored by Bourbon Lane Stables.            

The event an auction is open to the public for a $20 donation beginning at 8 p.m. The auction will begin at approximately 8:30.            

Among the items to be auctioned are seasons to 16 stallions including multiple Grade 1 winner Macho Uno, the 2000 Eclipse Award winner as top 2-year-old colt and sire of Florida-bred fan favorite and Breeders’  Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man; Grade 1 winners Discreetly Mine, Yes It’s True, Wrote and Turbo Compressor; and multiple graded stakes winners Gone Astray and Florida-bred Duke of Mischief.            

Other stallions are Grade 3 winners High Cotton, With Distinction and Pleasant Strike; stakes winner Rattlesnake Bridge; Grade 2-placed Doctor Chit and Flashstorm; Archwarrior, City Place and The Green Monkey, who sold for a record $16 million as a juvenile in 2006.            

Stallion seasons are courtesy of Adena Springs, Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds, Lane’s End, Northwest Stud, Ocala Stud and Three Chimneys.            

Other auction items include a painting of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan by noted equine artist Robert Clark; a trip to the 2014 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park complete with airfare, box seats and a two-night stay at the Langham Hotel; box seats and a hotel for opening weekend at Saratoga Race Course; a signed Miami Heat basketball; two tickets and hotel to the 2014 Preakness; and four days and three nights at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.            

For more information, go to the Facebook Eclipse Auction Party Preview at https://www.facebook.com/events/252270648265035/