Watches & Tickets & Gators - Oh My! Gala Live Auction Preview

Here's a sneak peek of the 2017 Maryland Million Live Auction items, which will be available for bidding upon at the Maryland Million Gala & Auction, Friday, Oct 20. Auction proceeds benefit the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation - learn more about the MHIF. Still need your Gala tickets?  Purchase Gala Tickets.

  • “A SPLENDID MASK” BY CAROL LEE THOMPSON

    “A SPLENDID MASK” BY CAROL LEE THOMPSON

    A striking 10x8 oil of an eager fox by local talent, Carol Lee Thompson. Certain to be a popular pick, be sure you are ready to raise your hand! Retail Value: $ 850. (Donated by Carol Lee Thompson, carolleethompson.com)
  • ONE-IN-A-MILLION MILLINERY

    ONE-IN-A-MILLION MILLINERY

    You will want to re-work your race day outfit around this custom hat made by Christine A. Moore Millinery - The Official Milliner of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. The piece, named - Maryland Million Day 2017 - is perfect for an autumn day at the races. Hand-blocked velour felt with hand made silk taffeta trim in Maryland state flag colors. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a beautiful piece of Maryland Million history.Retail Value $ 550. (Donated by Christine A. Moore Millinery, The Official Milliner of Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, camhats.com)
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - “WRITE YOUR OWN RACE!”

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - “WRITE YOUR OWN RACE!”

    This is your opportunity to write the race you’ve been hoping to see in the condition book. Winner must abide by the terms and conditions listed: The race must be run at Pimlico and/or Laurel.The race must be eligible to run under the MRC and MJC rules.If the race does not have enough entries to fill, you WILL have another chance to write a different race.The money goes to the charity event no matter what happens.You do NOT get your money refunded for any reason.You WILL automatically draw into the race.The race has to be ridden by professional flat jockeys.The race MUST run within ONE YEAR from which the charity event was held.Please give me some notice so I can put it up as an extra on the overnight or even better, get it in my condition book.The race will have the same purse that the condition book race would have.The race MUST be a thoroughbred flat race.You CAN NOT sell your race to another horsemen. THE RACE MUST BE APPROVED BY GEORGANNE HALE. Retail Value $ 1,000 (Donated by Maryland Jockey Club, marylandracing.com)
  • 2018 PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE

    2018 PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE

    Experience the entertainment and spectacle of the world’s richest race, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, on Saturday, January 27, 2018! This ultimate entertainment package for four will treat you and your guests to a day of gourmet food and drink while you take in all of the racing and entertainment action with floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the racecourse from Gulfstream Park’s luxury dining venue, Ten Palms. Dress code is racing chic for a day you will not forget! Retail Value: $ 3,000. (Donated by The Stronach Group, pegasusworldcup.com)
  • GET YOUR HORSE’S NEW CAREER OFF ON THE RIGHT HOOF

    GET YOUR HORSE’S NEW CAREER OFF ON THE RIGHT HOOF

    Get your retired Thoroughbred off on the right hoof in its new career - send it to Dodon Farm in Davidsonville, MD to be retrained by OTTB expert Steuart Pittman and his amazing team. This package is good for one month of training at Dodon Farm where your horse will experience dressage, free jumping, hacking the countryside, and have a solid start over fences under saddle. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity! Retail Value $ 1,200 (Donated by Dodon Farm, dodonfarm.com)
  • “GENUINE RISK DEFEATS THE COLTS” BY RICHARD STONE REEVES

    “GENUINE RISK DEFEATS THE COLTS” BY RICHARD STONE REEVES

    Genuine Risk, the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby, has a place in the hearts of many racing fans. This beautiful image depicts that moment of triumph for her as she ran to win the 1980 Kentucky Derby. This print, by the famous American equine painter Richard Stone Reeves, is matted and framed and would be a beautiful addition in a home or office. Retail Value $ 600 (Donated by Don Dean)
  • THREE DIAMOND WATCH FROM TOWSON WATCH COMPANY

    THREE DIAMOND WATCH FROM TOWSON WATCH COMPANY

    The Three Diamond Watch was designed in partnership by Towson Watch Company and Sagamore Ventures. The lovely design of this watch was meant to serve as a celebration of Maryland’s tradition of horseracing, the resurgence of rye whiskey, and a renaissance in Baltimore. The Three Diamond Watch features the signature Sagamore red diamonds with blued steel hands and crystal on the back revealing the intricate movement. This is a limited edition timepiece, with only 50 watches available in this one-time production series. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to proudly wear a piece of Maryland Racing history on your wrist. Retail Value $ 1,550 (Donated by Towson Watch Company, towsonwatchcompany.com)
  • JOHN DEERE TS 4x2 GATOR

    JOHN DEERE TS 4x2 GATOR

    Tasks around the farm will be a whole lot easier this winter with a new John Deere T-Series Gator to get around in. This TS 4x2 model has everything you’ll need. Key features include: Engine Type: 4-cycle gas Engine Power: 13.5-hp (10.1 kW)Misc: 20 mph ground speed, mechanically activated traction assist Warranty: 12 month or 1,000 hours warranty Must be 18-years or older. Winning bidder may accept the TS 4x2 Gator model only; no substitution or trade value for other models is permitted. Must redeem by October 25, 2017. Delivery included in the continental U.S. only. Retail Value $ 7,039 (Donated by NTRA & John Deere - provided by Atlantic Tractor, atlantictractor.net)
  • “I WANT TO HUNT” BY CAROL LEE THOMPSON

    “I WANT TO HUNT” BY CAROL LEE THOMPSON

    Another stunning piece by Carol Lee Thompson. You can feel the urgency in this hound’s eyes, “Let's get going!” A tremendous 9x12 oil that has already won the hearts of many. Retail Value: $ 950. (Donated by Carol Lee Thompson, carolleethompson.com)
  • RAVENS VS. BENGALS REMATCH - DECEMBER 31, 2017

    RAVENS VS. BENGALS REMATCH - DECEMBER 31, 2017

    Will it be another blowout? Get ready to ring in the new year with the excitement of watching the Baltimore Ravens play the Cincinnati Bengals on December 31st. You won’t miss a moment of the action from these incredible 9th row Club Level seats located right in the corner of the end zone! No need to worry about the parking nightmare on game day, these tickets also include a parking pass. Retail Value $ 1,300 (Donated by Chanceland Farm)
  • THE IRON MAN’S FINAL INNING

    THE IRON MAN’S FINAL INNING

    All of us here in birdland have a special place in our hearts for Cal Ripken. Cal, affectionately known by his fans as ‘The Iron Man’, played 21 seasons of baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. During that time he compiled 3,184 hits and 431 home runs, was a 19-time All-Star, and was named MVP by the American League twice. This picture was taken of him walking onto the field for the last inning of his final game in the major leagues, an emotional night for Orioles fans everywhere. Ripken’s final game was played in Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 6th, 2001. The photograph is both signed and dated, it is truly a one of a kind item. Retail Value $ 750 (Donated by Bill Reightler, billreightlerbloodstock.com)
  • HI HO PIMLICO! TURFSIDE TERRACE TREAT

    HI HO PIMLICO! TURFSIDE TERRACE TREAT

    Enjoy a Preakness (May 19, 2018) that you will never forget with these two all-inclusive tickets! Experience race day in style from your Turfside Terrace seats, located right on the infield rail where you won’t have to miss a moment of the action. You’ll be there to see it all first hand from the time the horses are saddled until they cross the finish line. The tickets include admission, seating, buffet lunch, wine and beer, and one parking placard. Retail Value $ 896 (Donated by Maryland Jockey Club, pimlico.com)
  • “BEN’S CAT” - BY SAM ROBINSON - RESERVE $ 1,000

    “BEN’S CAT” - BY SAM ROBINSON - RESERVE $ 1,000

    Become the proud owner of this beautiful tribute to one of Maryland’s greats, Ben’s Cat. A winner on Maryland Million Day seven consecutive years from 2010 to 2016 and Maryland-bred Horse of the year four consecutive times from 2011 to 2014, this magnificent horse’s memory is sure to live on in the hearts of Maryland racing fans. This lovely 20x16 framed oil painting will be a wonderful addition - or start - to your collection of Maryland Horse art. Retail Value $ 2,500 (Donated by Sam Robinson, samrobinsonfineart.com)
  • SPOIL YOUR HORSES WITH A TON OF FEED

    SPOIL YOUR HORSES WITH A TON OF FEED

    Yes, we really do mean one ton - 2,000 lbs - of feed. That’s 40 bags of the feed of your choice from The Mill of Bel Air. Options include: The Mill brand, K.E.R., Hallway Feeds, Triple Crown, Legends, Southern States, McCauleys, or Purina feeds. Not sure what you want? Contact Michelle Jennings and she will help you evaluate your existing feeding program and determine the best way to utilize the 40 bags. Must redeem by November 30, 2017. Retail value: $ 900. (Donated by The Mill of Bel Air, themillofbelair.com)
  • NOT YOUR AVERAGE CENTERPIECE

    NOT YOUR AVERAGE CENTERPIECE

    Be a part of the heritage, history, and incredible craftsmanship of the Waterford Crystal brand as the proud owner of this beautiful vase. This limited edition design (13” Seahorse Vase) is no longer in production, making it a must-have for Waterford Crystal lovers. The vase has incredibly beautiful detail but also gives off a feeling of simple elegance. It would make a beautiful centerpiece for any holiday table. Enjoy the floral display? It was kindly donated by Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses along with a 0 gift card so you can fill this lovely vase with your own festive bouquet any time you want! Retail Value $ 700 (Donated by A Friend of Maryland Million and Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses, radebaugh.com)