The Indiana Purebred Alliance Creatures and Services (ITA) Auction launches Wednesday, December 15 with two days of previews on Starquine.com, and then start bidding online at 10 a.m. EST, Friday, December 17 through 5 p.m. EST on Monday, December 20. Top stallions from Florida , Indiana and Kentucky were introduced along with services such as board, transportation, marketing, and veterinary services. The event will be held on Starquine.com.
The first SSA ITA raised more than $36,000, with all proceeds going toward the care, education, and promotion efforts of Indiana Thoroughbred industry. ITA is on a mission to be on top of the 2020 total so that it can help further efforts in Indiana’s horse industry.
“Holding our auction before the holiday season is the perfect excuse for last-minute gift shopping and tax deductions in advance,” said Christine Cagle, ITA Security and Service Auctions President. Last year.
Funds from the 2020 auction are being used to support the launch of a first-ever retirement program called Broodmare Bunch, which helps potentially at-risk broodstock find homes after the collapse. Their breeding is over. Tri-State Thoroughbred Rehab and Rehoming, Inc., has received funding to help less desirable horses retire from racing who may have physical or mental problems that need to be rehabilitated prior to retraining.
“While the ITA is a group of thoroughbred breeders and owners, we understand that our mission is to ensure racehorses can transition to a new life and career post-race,” says Cagle. ,” Cagle said. “This is a massive fundraiser that we’re on, and all the money goes towards a greater good.”
Funding from the 2021 auction also supports:
- Indiana Horse Council Foundation Scholarship
- Indiana Grand Chaplain Otto Thorwarth and His Pastoral Project
- Children’s TherAplay Foundation, Reins of Hope Horse Set and Narrow Gate Horse Farm
- West Kentucky tornado recovery effort
- A number of educational workshops and ranch outreach events throughout the year for the racing industry, as well as the general public.
Tony Wolfe, DVM, ITA president, said: “The ITA’s mission is to do more than just a network of breeders, owners and riders. “We know there’s a lot of great things about our state and industry, and we’re working to raise that awareness.”
Graded multi-stakes winner and Indiana All-Time Moneymaker Buccho (Kantharos) represented Florida in the ITA auction. Exciting Indiana stallions on offer for the 2022 event include:
- Todd’s sleepy eyes
- Charming kitten
- Forever d’Oro
- Royal Artillery
- And more…
Farms in Kentucky have graciously donated services from stallions like:
- Keen Ice
- Activation Line
- Spin to run
- Bee Jersey
- And more…
Services such as hard-to-find transportation, video creation, free full-page ads on BloodHorse Daily and veterinary services are offered as part of this unique auction. Bracelets worn by the Horse of the Year Runner and multiple Category 1 Take Charge Indy winners (complete with certificate of authenticity) are also available through the auction.
Updates will be posted on ITA’s social media channels leading up to the auction (search for Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance). Bidding opens at 10 a.m. EST on December 17.
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