Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC), the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association (FTBOA), has kicked off an online auction to benefit Thoroughbred retirement and youth education programs. Sponsored by FTBOA, as well as Horse Capital Television, Florida Equine Communications, and Kathleen O'Connell Racing Stables, the FTC auction has 57 items already up for bid and continues to add more.
Featured items include halters worn by Justify, Speightstown, Wildcat Heir, and the 2019 filly out of Songbird by Arrogate. Original art pieces, racing memorabilia–including 1961 and 1978 Kentucky Derby programs for Carry Back and Affirmed, respectively–and much more, including one-of-a-kind experiences, can be found in the auction.
FTC has raised more than $3.5 million for charity since 1990. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the charity was unable to host its annual fundraisers at the FTBOA Gala and FTC charity golf tournament.
Click to view more details about the auction. Most items can be shipped worldwide or can be picked up in person in Ocala. Donations and sponsorships are also available. Bidding ends Sunday, Nov. 8.