Halters worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, his paternal grandsire Empire Maker, California Chrome and Tiznow are among the racing-related items in an online auction set to raise money for Central Kentucky Ridin
g for Hope, a program based at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all ages.
The online auction is part of the ‘Night of the Stars’ to be held Saturday, June 23, at the Keene Barn and Entertainment Center at Keeneland. To bid online, click here.
“As CKRH’s annual gala fundraiser, Night of the Stars gives us the opportunity to showcase our program and the healing power of horses,” CKRH Executive Director Pat Kline said. “The online auction enables people who aren’t able to attend Night of the Stars to obtain unique items and support CKRH. We thank members of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky for their year-round support of CKRH and their special contributions to our auction.”
Farms that donated halters include Adena Springs, Claiborne Farm, Coolmore, Gainesway Farm, Godolphin, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, Juddmonte Farms, Taylor Made Farm, Three Chimneys Farm and WinStar Farm.
Other silent auction items include a one-way Tex Sutton flight, a visit to Stonestreet Farm to see Hall of Famer Rachel Alexandra, a box for six at Keeneland and a tour of Darley; and two first-floor clubhouse box seats to this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Nov. 2 and 3.