LOPE Texas' Holiday Online Auction Underway

The LOPE Texas Holiday Online Auction opened Friday, December 14 and continues through Sunday, December 30 at midnight. The auction includes stallion seasons to prominent Texas racehorse stallions Tinner's Way, Special Rate, Sand Ridge, Lil's Lad, show horse stallion Tawakoni, and a number of other items such as books, videos, a wine tasting, restaurant gift certificates, etc.

Click here to find a complete description of auction items and rules.

The silent auction then culminates for final live bidding on Monday December 31, at Sam Houston Race Park between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. You may bid online until Sunday, December 30 at midnight. If you wish to place a final bid on Monday, December 31, you or someone acting as your agent must place that bid in person at Sam Houston Race Park during the live auction hours.

To bid, simply email your bid to auction@lopetx.org. In order to place a valid bid, your email must include your name, address, phone number and bid amount. The web page will be updated with the highest bid as quickly as possible (usually within an hour).

All proceeds directly support LOPE Texas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to providing new careers for retiring ex-racehorses of all breeds in Texas. It does this through its popular website (www.lopetx.org) and a ranch adoption and rehabilitation center near Austin, Texas. Since 2003, LOPE has helped over 585 Texas ex-racehorses transition into new homes after their racing careers ended.

For more information about LOPE Texas, contact LOPE Executive Director Lynn Reardon, at lynn@lopetx.org or (512) 565-1824.

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