The countdown is on to the exciting conclusion of the second annual National Steeplechase Foundation online auction on Sunday, Nov. 24, and be sure to check out all the prized services and merchandise available to online bidders. The direct link to the auction website is: http://steeplechase.dojiggy.com
Nearly 100 desirable items are available for bidding, and one of the best reasons to bid early and often is that all proceeds benefit the National Steeplechase Foundation’s important work to assure the safety, integrity, and well-being of American Steeplechasing.
Nearly 100 items are available for bidding, and several of them offer exciting opportunities to attend National Steeplechase Association race meets in 2014, plus there’s a day at Saratoga Race Course for either the A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Gr. 1) or the New York Turf Writers Cup (Gr.1).
You can outfit your horse in style with several premium items, and you can take care of your horse with chiropractic services and a package of X-rays. For the rider, top timber trainer Billy Meister is offering two riding lessons, and leading amateur jockey Mark Beecher is offering a riding lesson.
Steeplechasing and fox hunting have deep and enduring interconnections, and capping fees are being offered for such historic hunts as Elkridge-Harford, Green Spring Valley, Old Dominion, and Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Hounds.
For those who prefer the fine arts, there’s a Breyer of Racing Hall of Fame member Lonesome Glory signed by trainer Bruce Miller and jockey Blythe Miller Davies, plus a Breyer sculpture of Zenyatta and her foal is available. Several prints are on offer, including a Richard Stone Reeves depiction of racing greats Kelso, Forego, and John Henry.
Have a desire to travel? No fewer than four vacation packages are available, with destinations in Ireland, North Carolina, Wyoming, and Montana. And, the ski enthusiast can pick up a season pass to three resorts in Pennsylvania.
And, of course, there’s a rare opportunity to place your steeplechaser with Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard for three months of boarding and training.
These and other great online-auction premiums can be found on the National Steeplechase Foundation’s website, www.nationalsteeplechasefoundation.org. From the home page, you can register to bid and peruse all the desirable items donated by steeplechase patrons.