The annual fund-raiser for the Round Barn at The Red Mile will be held Sunday morning, Oct. 7, prior to the big racing card featuring the Kentucky Futurity. The event is free and open to the public andgets underway at 10 am with coffee and pastries. There will be many items offered in a silent auction, plus a brief live auction, with proceeds from the sale to be used for the latest capital need, to repair rotted wood structural support beams in the barn.
Among the items to be auctioned are many unique horse-themed items, includingbenches with cushions in fabric depicting trotters.In addition, prints of works by famed equine artists Philip Berkley, Richard Stone Reeves, George Ford Morris and Helen Hayes will be among the items offered.
A complete list of auction items will be available at The Red Mile program stands and at Fennell's harness shop adjacent to the The Red Mile and Round Barn.