Racehorse aftercare programs are vital to the sport of Standardbred racing and many horses are placed annually into second career homes by New Vocations Racehorse Adoption. To assist with program and operational funding, the not-for-profit organization holds a Stallion Season Auction to benefit the horses that will be future residents of the program.
Now in it’s 24th year, New Vocations Stallion Season Auction is set for Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. through Thursday, Feb. 9. The auction will end at 2 p.m. Bids will be accepted through OnGait.com and all bids will be marked in U.S. dollars.
Offered in the auction are eight stallions standing in Indiana. Best in Show, Don’t Let ‘Em, Freaky Feet Pete, JK Endofanera, Letsdrinkonit, Odds on Equuleus, Pilot Discretion, and You Know You Do. Letsdrinkonit stands for a fee of $1,500 while Freaky Feet Pete and Odds On Equuleus both stand for $3,000. Best in Show, Don’t Let ‘Em, and Pilot Discretion all stand for a fee of $3,500 with You Know You Do standing for $4,000 and JK Endofanera with a stud fee of $7,500.
When bidding opens, the minimum raise is $100 throughout the sale. Winning bidders owe a refundable 10 percent deposit and the balance is due to New Vocations with a live foal. Winning bidders will also be charged $50 by OnGait for each breeding purchased. New Vocations is still accepting donated breedings for the auction. A total of 60 breedings have been donated to date for the auction.
New Vocations is an accredited organization through the Standardbred Transition Alliance, who is the recipient each year of funding raised through Empire of Hope at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
For more information on the sale, contact (937) 205-4667, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at newvocations.org.