Old Friends Homecoming Auction Bidding Opens for Collector Halters, Secretariat Portrait

Old Friends will host its 18th Annual Homecoming Event Sunday, May 7th, beginning at 12 noon.

The event features a live and silent auction of artwork, prints, and racing memorabilia, including several premiere collectible stallion halters. Absentee bidding for halters, which are all accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, is currently open. On the block are halters worn by the following horses: Afleet Alex, Charismatic, Constitution, Da Hoss, Essential Quality, Feathered, Lava Man, Nashville, Pioneerof The Nile, Silver Charm and Tapit.

The deadline to receive bids is Saturday, May 6, at 9 p.m. (EST). To bid, email your name, address, and phone number along with your highest bid to: [email protected]

Also up for bid during the live auction will be this hand water-colored portrait of Secretariat by the artist, Judith Berkshire Jones. It is a limited edition, artist proof, with hand coloring over the original limited edition print of her pencil drawing, done from life, of Secretariat. This one of a kind item of the great champion is 8 x 10-inches, and is in an archival 11 x 14-inch double mat and framed. The outside frame measures 13-1/2-inches x 16-1/2-inches. The portrait is accompanied on the back by a certificate of authenticity hand signed, dated, and inscribed by the artist.

The deadline to receive bids is Saturday, May 6, at 9 p.m. (EST). At the event, someone will be assigned to proxy bid for you starting low and bidding up to your highest number.

The Old Friends Homecoming event will be highlighted by live music, a barbecue buffet, book signings, and farm tours where guests can meet the farm's Kentucky Derby Champion Silver Charm, along with one of the farm's newest retirees, Lava Man.

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