Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host an online auction of halters worn by Triple Crown and Kentucky Derby winners during the upcoming virtual “Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown”. The halter auction is set to open on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. and will conclude on Saturday, May 2 at 9 p.m. EST. All proceeds will benefit TCA.

“As the 13 Triple Crown winners face off in the virtual running of the Derby, we are excited to offer halters worn by the only two living Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, as well as past Derby winners,” said Erin Crady executive director of TCA. “Although the traditional first Saturday in May looks a little different this year, we are hopeful that offering an online auction during the Kentucky Derby at Home will provide an opportunity to raise money for distribution to TCA’s charities, many of which have had to cancel fundraisers as a result of the Corona virus.”

In addition to American Pharoah and Justify, halters worn by Country House, Super Saver, Orb, Grindstone, Giacomo, and Silver Charm will be offered. More halters may be added as donations are confirmed. Halters may be previewed here. To date, Coolmore America, WinStar Farm, Claiborne Farm, Old Friends, Blackwood Stables, and Oakhurst Thoroughbreds have generously donated halters.