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Exercise rider Adrian Valenzuela sustained a spinal-cord injury in an accident during morning workouts on March 31, 2018. Adrian is just 21 years old and was attending Pasadena City College in the afternoons after riding and working in the mornings for his father, Martin, and freelancing as well.
The silent auction has now concluded. Thank you to all our bidders and congratulations to the eight winners of some fantastic items, all donated by very generous members of the racing community. You will all be contacted in the next few days. Thank you for your donations!
Auction Item #1 – Angels Dugout Suite. Dugout Suite #8 at Angels Stadium on June 24, 2018, for the 1:07 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays. This premium MLB package, valued at $3,500, includes a private field-level suite with seating for 12 in addition to an indoor seating area, one premium parking pass, two preferred parking passes and the opponents on-deck batting circle in immediate view. Also included – Access to the Angels indoor batting cage before the game just off the restricted elevator reserved especially for the elite suite-goers. Get to the game early and watch your favorite Angels warm up in this little-known about space and watch an entire game right from the on-deck circle. Courtesy of Michael Ryan. Bidding will begin at $1,500. Winning bid – $5,000 (Scott Regner)
Auction Item #2 – Cabo San Lucas Vacation. This one bedroom suite package in the beautiful escape of Marina Fiesta could be yours for six nights and seven days any time between now and May 1, 2019. Plan a trip to sunny Mexico complete with beach living and overflowing margaritas at every turn. Visit the website and start planning your summer getaway! https://www.marinafiestaresort.com/. Wonderful accommodations courtesy of Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens and wife Angie. Trip valued at $2,300. Bidding will begin at $1,000. Winning bid $1,500 (John Wendt)
Auction Item #3 – Santa Anita Park Suite. A “VIP Suite Day at the Races” package to be redeemed during the remainder of the 2018 Winter/Spring Meeting (through June 24) or during the 2018 Autumn Meeting. This package, valued at $3,500, will include a private suite for up to 20 guests, Club House admission, complimentary valet parking passes and hosted food throughout the day. Alcoholic beverages not included. The fulfillment date is based on availability and does not include select premium dates, including May 5 (KY Derby), May 19 (Preakness), June 9 (Belmont) and closing day (June 24). Courtesy of Santa Anita Park. Bidding will begin at $1,000. Winning bid – $2,000 (Perry & Denise Martin)
Auction Item #4 – American Pharoah Memorabilia. 2015 Triple Crown Winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah package, complete with a halter, Triple Crown print signed by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, portrait, and $2 win ticket from Haskell Invitational. Only the 12th horse in history to accomplish the feat, American Pharoah solidified his greatness by going on to be the first ever horse to complete a Grand Slam, winning the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic in impressive fashion before being retired to Ashford Stud in Versailles, KY. Courtesy of Coolmore America. Bidding will begin at $350. Winning bid – $2,000 (Viane Lizza)
Auction Item #5 – California Chrome Memorabilia. 2014 & 2016 Horse of the Year California Chrome package, complete with a halter, saddle towel and portrait of “Chrome” at home in his new life at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, KY. The perennial fan-favorite, who boasts over $14.7 million in earnings, won 10 Graded Stakes between 2013 and 2016, including Grade I wins in the KY Derby, Preakness, Dubai World Cup and Pacific Classic, to name just a few. Courtesy of Taylor Made Stallions. Bidding will begin at $250. Winning bid – $1,300 (Michael Ryan)
Auction Item #6 – Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Directors’ Room. A “VIP Day at the Races” package, valued at $2,000, will include private finish line seating for eight (8) guests in the Directors’ Room (a private dining room located on the 5th floor of the Club House), Turf Club Admission, complimentary valet parking passes and hosted food and beverage during the 2018 Summer Meeting (July 18 – September 3.) The fulfillment date is based on availability and may not be used on Opening Day (July 18) or Pacific Classic Day (August 18). Courtesy of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Bidding will begin at $400. Winning bid – $2,500 (Robert Cannon)
Auction Item #7 – Triple “GGG” Boxing Gloves. A pair of pristine gloves signed by International Boxing Organization Champion Middleweight Title holder, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin are valued at $600. “Triple G,” or “GGG” as he is better known was on-hand April 7 to present the trophy in the Grade I, $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby and was also the proud owner of winning tickets in the same race. “Triple G” currently holds the International Boxing Organization World Middleweight Title, the World Boxing Association Super World Middleweight Title, the World Boxing Council World Middleweight Title, and the International Boxing Federation World Middleweight Title. Courtesy of Santa Anita Park. Bidding will begin at $250. Winning bid – $600 (Juan Estrada)
Auction Item #10 – Breeding to Street Life. A breeding to California-based sire Street Life, a multiple stakes-winning stallion by Street Sense, out of the Grindstone mare, Stone hope. The only son of Street Sense standing on the West Coast at Bean Acres in Norco, CA. Courtesy of Robert Bean. Bidding will begin at $250. Winning bid – $250 (David Foster)