ANNUAL TCA STALLION SEASON AUCTION AND GALA SET FOR JANUARY 7
The 27th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction, which went live online on January 2, will culminate with their Celebration Gala on Saturday, January 7 at 6:30pm at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
The auction, which is the primary revenue generator for the TCA, features seasons to more than 200 stallions. Eight select seasons (Blame, California Chrome, Dialed In, Into Mischief, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Pioneerof the Nile and Speightstown) and several non-season items being auctioned off live at the gala event, with many other items featured in the silent auction that evening.
“Ninety-five percent of every dollar raised from our on line and live auctions are distributed as grants to qualified 501c-3 organizations whose work furthers our mission of helping Thoroughbreds during and after their racing careers and helping the people who care for them,” said Dan Rosenberg, who has long supported TCA and other charities that help horses and people in the Thoroughbred world. “Whether purchasing a top priced stallion season or a season in a regional stallion, I hope people will bid from their hearts to further this important work.”
Rosenberg, who served as the president of the TCA from 2010 to 2016 and currently sits on the board of directors for the organization, has long been an advocate for Thoroughbred welfare both during and after their racing careers.
“My parents taught me the importance of giving back. All of us love horses and should be committed to doing the right thing for them. And we all know how difficult a groom’s life is and should be committed to helping them as well,” added Rosenberg. “When we first began, relatively few in the Thoroughbred industry were aware of the problems facing retired race horses and we had to sound the alarm. I am happy to say that the alarm was heard and the industry has united to find solutions for those problems.”
The TCA’s mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. In 2016, TCA granted over $535,000 to more than 70 charities. Since its inception, it has passed more than $21 million in grant money onto over 200 charities that successfully met the criteria set forth in its annual grant application.