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    PREAKNESS VILLAGE PACKAGE FOR TWO
    Two tickets to the Turf Club tent in the famed Preakness Village at Pimlico
    for the 134th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 16, 2009.
    Includes a sumptuous buffet and open bar, plus you will enjoy all of the
    festivities in the Village. One parking pass is included. Estimated retail
    value: $1,150. (Donated by Magna Entertainment Corp. and MJC)




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    RAVENS VS. REDSKINS FOOTBALL
    BOX SEATS FOR FOUR
    Watch your Baltimore Ravens from the comfort of your own
    box! Redskins fan? This is still a great game, as you’ll watch the
    Baltimore Ravens take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday,
    December 7 at 1:00 at M&T Bank Stadium. This is a club level box
    in the corner of the end zone, for four people. Parking is included!
    Estimated retail value: $1,400. (Donated by Chanceland Farm)




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    “JOCKEY UP”
    This black and white watercolor on paper shows a jockey going to the post.
    It depicts the anticipation of a race yet to be run, saying “We’re ready,
    today’s the day!” Artist Susan Drake is the curator of an historic building
    in the town of Granite, Md., and her works have sold throughout the U.S.
    and abroad. She does works primarily in watercolor and occasionally in
    pen and ink. This framed 17 by 24-inch work will suit any racing-themed
    display. Estimated retail value: $1,100. (Donated by Susan Drake)




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    BELMONT STAKES PACKAGE FOR TWO
    Admission, seating, complimentary program, and lunch (alcohol not
    included) for two at Belmont Park for the 2009 Belmont Stakes on June
    6, 2009. Round-trip train tickets and accommodations for one night are
    included in the package. Estimated retail value: $2,000. (Donated by the
    Maryland Horse Breeders Association and New York Racing Association)




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    HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A RACE!
    Write your own—you name your own conditions for a race at Laurel
    Park. Make a race to suit your own horse or your favorite color horse
    or. . . so many possibilites! The race must be a Thoroughbred flat race
    and must be approved by the Racing Secretary. The purse will be the
    same as the overnight race this race replaces. Some restrictions apply.
    Estimated value: $1,000. (Donated by the Maryland Jockey Club)
6
     WASHINGTON REDSKINS CLUB SEATS FOR FOUR
     Watch as the Washington Redskins take on fierce rivals the Dallas
     Cowboys on Sunday, November 16. The game is at 8:15 PM.
     Seats are in the climate-controlled club level, Section 309 in the
     third row. Enjoy large seats, waitress service to your seat, and the
     best view of the field in the stadium! Premium parking is included!
     Estimated retail value: $1,200. (Donated by Mass Mutual)

     CUSTOM PAINTED LAWN JOCKEY

7    This distinguished gentleman will greet guests at the front door or at the
     entrance to your barn. He will proudly be wearing the colors of your choice,
     or work on a special design with artist Glen Schorr. Recognized as one of
     the leading artists of this type in the country, Glen has produced jockeys for
     Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup, and Travers Stakes stables, as well as the tastes
     of many prominent owners in Maryland. Estimated retail value: $2,000.
     (Donated by Glen Schorr and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association)




8
     PORTRAIT OF YOUR HORSE
     A custom head portrait of your horse, done in color pencil by artist Natalie
     Falk. Working from photographs, Natalie creates a unique 14 by 18-
     inch finished piece that suggests the soft detail and subtle coloration of
     a pointillist oil painting. An excellent way to commemorate your favorite
     equine. Commissioned piece price: $800. (Donated by Natalie Falk)




9
     THE ULTIMATE BALTIMORE ORIOLES EXPERIENCE!
     Meet your Baltimore Orioles, up close and personal, before an Orioles/
     Yankees game in 2008 (note – the last home stand is not available for this
     package)! Be on the field during pre-game batting practice. Meet your
     favorite Orioles players. Meet the announcers in the broadcast booth. You
     and a guest will sit in the first three rows during the game. It’s a baseball
     fan’s dream come true, for your child or just for the kid in you! Tickets
     valued at $500, extras are priceless! (Donated by the Baltimore Orioles)




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     SARATOGA DAY AT THE RACES FOR FIVE
     Enjoy a day of racing and great food at Saratoga Race Course during
     the 2009 racing season. Included: Trackside parking, complimentary
     programs and box seating for five people on a Monday, Wednesday
     or Thursday (some restrictions apply). After the races, dine at Bruno’s,
     a neighborhood restaurant famous for its hand-crafted pizzas fresh
     from a wood-burning oven. Bruno’s is located across from Saratoga
     Race Course, and just steps away from the National Museum of
     Racing and Hall of Fame. Estimated retail value: $800. (Donated
     by the New York Racing Association and Bruno’s Restaurant)




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     A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY
     Spend a relaxing weekend for two at historic Merryland Farm in Hydes,
     Md., and enjoy all the sights and sounds that Merryland has to offer. Stay
     in the newly restored guest house, enjoy watching horses train on the track
     while you sit on the front porch. Also enjoy a wine tasting event at nearby
     Boordy Vineyards, as well as dinner for four at a local restaurant. Estimated
     retail value: $1,000. (Donated by Merryland Farm and Boordy Vineyards)
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     A VERY SPECIAL SEABISCUIT PACKAGE
     A rare, signed photo of legendary race horse Seabiscuit, with jockey
     George Woolf up. The 8 by 10-inch photo is framed and signed by owner
     Charles Stewart Howard. Also included in this package is an 18 by 22-
     inch framed limited edition fine art print, depicting the great match race on
     November 1, 1938. Seabiscuit and War Admiral thunder past the stately
     Members Clubhouse at Pimlico Race Course. The print is by local Maryland
     artist Michael Geraghty (www.Ipaintchampions.com). Estimated retail
     value: $1,200. (Donated by the Boniface Family and Michael Geraghty)




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     GO RACING IN EUROPE
     This special certificate entitles you to a $750 per person discount for
     two people traveling double occupancy basis on any one Racing-
     Europe trip during 2009, 2010 or 2011 (total value: $1,500). Trips
     typically cost $3,000 to $6,000 per person depending on destination,
     duration, and currency exchange rates. Racing-Europe generally
     operates two to three trips per year, with most trips going to England,
     Ireland and France, sometimes in combination. Itineraries include
     nice hotels, race day arrangements, visits to training areas and farms,
     and all internal transportation. You may also form your own group
     and Racing-Europe will customize a trip for you (10 traveler minimum
     for custom trips). Overseas airfare is not included in trip price, and
     travelers have the flexibility of choosing airline and scheduling.
     Estimated retail value: $1,500. (Donated by Racing-Europe)




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     “THE LONG WAIT”
     This is a familiar scene that happens every day at the track. Lead ponies
     and their riders waiting patiently for horses to come onto the track. It is done
     in watercolor on paper. Artist Susan Drake has sold her work throughout
     the U.S. and abroad. She works primarily in watercolor and occasionally
     in pen and ink. This framed 11 by 22-inch work is a great addition to any
     collection. Estimated retail value: $1,500. (Donated by Susan Drake)




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     YOU NEED A TON OF FEED
     You will get 40 bags of horse feed from Purina, Pennfield, or
     McCauley’s, courtesy of The Mill of Bel Air, Black Horse, Whiteford,
     and Hereford. The Mill of Bel Air, a family-owned company, carries
     a variety of products for everyone, including equine, dairy &
     livestock, pet, wild bird, lawn & garden, fencing, clothing, and more.
     Estimated retail value: $800. (Donated by The Mill of Bel Air)




16
     BREEDERS’ CUP 2008 AT SANTA ANITA
     Two tickets in Grandstand Reserved (for Friday and Saturday racing)
     plus round-trip airfare on Southwest Airlines to the Breeders’ Cup races
     at Santa Anita, CA. in just a few weeks. The dates are October 24
     and 25, 2008. You will fly out on Thursday afternoon, October 23,
     and return on Sunday evening, October 26. Be there to experience
     the expanded racing format and see the best of the best race at
     beautiful Santa Anita! Please note this does NOT include hotel –
     you need to make your own arrangements for accommodations.
     Estimated retail value: $4,000. (Donated by David DiPietro)
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     BON APPÉTIT!
     Let us do all the work! A gourmet dinner for eight prepared in your
     home. The chef will arrive and you sit back, relax and enjoy the
     party. Delicious food and a top shelf bar—what more could you
     need? This will the perfect opportunity to celebrate an anniversary
     or surprise that special someone! Date and time to be agreed upon.
     Estimated retail value: $1,000. (Donated by John DiNatale)




                   GALA SILENT
                  AUCTION ITEMS
            Bidding for the Silent Auction begins at 6:30 and ends at 8:30.
           Winning bidders will be announced shortly after Live Auction ends.


     DINNER FOR TWO AT THE MARYLAND CLUB

1    For 150 years the Maryland Club has been serving the finest regional
     cuisine. Chef Curtis Eargle continues that tradition this year. Enjoy the
     elegance and let the Maryland Club pamper you with dinner and drinks
     for two. Estimated retail value: $200. (Donated by the Maryland Club)




2
     WATERFORD CRYSTAL KING OF MUNSTER VASE
     From the “High Kings of Ireland” collection, this spectacular
     12-inch Waterford Crystal vase is a part of the Waterford collection
     inspired by kings who shaped Ireland. With the stunning detail,
     the artisans of Waterford pay tribute to history and heritage. The
     perfect gift for yourself or that special someone who deserves
     only the finest things. This exceptional piece is valued at $800.
     (Donated by Maryland Horse Breeders Association)

     GOLF FOURSOME AT PINEY BRANCH GOLF CLUB

3    Enjoy a challenging course, friendly atmosphere and beautiful scenery
     at Piney Branch Golf Club with three of your friends. Piney Branch,
     designed by Ed Ault, is located in Hampstead, Md., and is the home of
     the Maryland Million Golf Tournament. Lunch is included in this package.
     Estimated retail value: $500. (Donated by Piney Branch Golf Club)




4
     A SPECIAL NIGHT AT GRAMERCY
     MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST
     Reservations for two for one night at the Gramercy Mansion. This
     wonderful hotel offers exceptional hospitality with an Old World
     flavor. Set amid 45 wooded acres in Green Spring Valley, this 1902
     Tudor-style mansion provides elegant living for a night for you and a
     guest. Enjoy a room of your choice for one night, plus a full gourmet
     breakfast in the dining room or on the terrace. Estimated retail value:
     $300. (Donated by Gramercy Mansion Bed and Breakfast)
5
     A GETAWAY TO THE 1840s CARROLLTON INN
     Reservations for two for one night at the newly opened 1840s Carrollton
     Inn, where pure luxury meets timeless elegance. Choose from a variety
     of suites and luxury rooms featuring whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Each
     room is unique and elegant. The 1840s Carrollton Inn is just a short stroll
     from Little Italy, Port Discovery and the Inner Harbor. Your stay includes a
     full gourmet breakfast for two served fireside in the dining room. Estimated
     retail value: $300. (Donated by Gramercy Mansion Bed and Breakfast)




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     CELEBRATE WITH DINNER AT MICHAEL’S CAFÉ
     Enjoy dinner and drinks at Michael’s Café in Timonium, after the Fasig-
     Tipton Midlantic sale day is done or any time you happen to drive by.
     Michael’s is known for its award-winning crab cakes yet also features
     many other seafoods, steaks, veal, pastas, sandwiches, salads, soups
     and burgers. The restaurant displays a collection of memorabilia that is
     not surpassed by anyone! If you are a fan of music, sports, TV, film, cars
     or motorcycles, something upon these walls is guaranteed to fascinate
     you. Estimated retail value: $150. (Donated by Michael’s Café)




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     THE 132ND PREAKNESS STAKES –
     CURLIN DEFEATS STREET SENSE
     A limited edition fine art print, 19 by 23 inches, by Maryland artist
     Michael Geraghty. After being blown past at the quarter pole, Curlin
     reignited and stunned the racing world by running down Kentucky
     Derby winner Street Sense in the shadow of the wire. Curlin would
     later secure his place in history as an all-time great with victories in the
     2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 and the 2008 Dubai World Cup-G1.
     This framed art work is an excellent addition to any Preakness fan’s
     collection. Estimated retail value: $250. (Donated by Michael Geraghty)




8
     UNIQUE NEEDLEPOINT CARD TABLE COVER
     No one else has one of these! This matchless handmade table covering
     is beautiful enough to hang on your wall, but was made as a table
     cover. Made with loving care in needlepoint and petit point. The most
     fun forms of gambling entertainment are illustrated, including racing and
     table games. This lovely piece deserves a place of honor in your den
     or game room. Estimated retail value: $500. (Donated by a friend)

     BOX STALL TRANSPORT TO (OR FROM) KENTUCKY
9    Ship your mare in comfort to or from Kentucky with Kappel
     Horse Transportation. This one-way trip must originate from
     Maryland, Pennsylvania or Delaware. It includes a box
     stall for your mare or mare and foal. Estimated retail value:
     $800. (Donated by Kappel Horse Transportation)




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     “LOOK BACK”
     A watercolor on paper by well-known artist Susan Drake. This colorful
     scene shows a horse nudging his rider’s boot, as if asking “Where to
     next?”. . . It will remind you of your partnership with that favorite friend
     on the trail. This framed 11 by 14-inch work is perfect for any equine
     enthusiast! Estimated retail value: $1,100. (Donated by Susan Drake)

								
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