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Bidding Now Open for Silent Auction to Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Bidding Now Open for Silent Auction to Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance


LEXINGTON, KY — The silent auction to benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is now open for bidding. The auction coincides with the America’s Best Racing Pre-Preakness Party, during which items will be displayed in person. The party will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. The auction is accessible both in person at the event and remotely for online bidders. Auction items include a diverse range of racing memorabilia, fine art, collectables, and more.

Tickets for the ninth annual Pre-Preakness Party are available online for $35 per person, or at the door for $40 per person. To purchase tickets online visit:

Bidding will close on Wednesday, May 15, at 9:30 PM EDT. For individuals that are not present at the party, items will be shipped to the winning bidder (additional shipping costs will apply). To register for the auction and bid, visit:

Highlights of items available include:

  • Halters from Curlin, Mage, Street Sense, and more
  • Custom Shadow Box featuring a Well Armed Halter
  • Christine A. Moore Millinery fascinator
  • Framed and Signed 2024 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Win Photo
  • Signed Breeders’ Cup Saddle Towels and Programs
  • Signed MJC Jockey Silks, Programs, and Glasses

“We extend our sincere gratitude to our generous donors and supporters for their contributions, which have provided an exceptional array of items,” said Emily Dresen, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Director of Funding & Events. “We eagerly anticipate the ABR Pre-Preakness Party. It’s a wonderful occasion to connect with fellow racing enthusiasts, support a variety of great causes, and enjoy the festivities as we look forward to a great weekend of racing. We are immensely grateful for the ongoing support of our community, and we can’t wait to see everyone there!”

About Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Based in Lexington, KY, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has granted more than $31.9 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 86 aftercare organizations comprised of approximately 180 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, visit



Samantha Smith


Emily Dresen

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