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SOLD OUT: August 23 – TRF BBQ at the Barn

August 23 @ 5:00 pm 9:00 pm

Sold Out for 2022! One of the most anticipated events of the summer, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Barbeque at the Barn will be held at the beautiful Saratoga Winery on Tuesday, August 23 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

  • 5pm – Doors Open, Bar Open, Silent Auction & Raffle Ticket Sales Begin!
  • 6pm – BBQ Buffet Served
  • 8pm – Silent Auction Closes & Raffle Winners Drawn
  • 9pm – Goodnight!

Interested in bidding on a silent auction item from afar? Email Kim (kim@trfinc.org) to engage a TRF volunteer to bid by proxy.

In addition to a delicious meal (with a delicious vegetarian entree option), the event will feature family friendly activities, music, raffle and silent auction items along with special guests.

Sneak Peek: Just a few of the Silent Auction Items you won’t want to miss!

  • NEW ITEM JUST ADDED: Private Dinner (8 people) prepared by and shared with Richie “The Mig” Migliore al fresco at a Saratoga horse farm – to be scheduled Summer 2023.
  • NEW ITEM JUST ADDED: Private Whisky-tasting & Handicapping session with Peter Thomas Fornatale of In the Money Media – to be scheduled in Brooklyn or Saratoga, Fall 2022.
  • New York Yankees VIP Tickets Package (Meals & Parking for 4)
  • Churchill Downs Trifecta Package (Table for 8 on Millionaires Row, Chef’s Table Dining & more!)
  • Framed original photograph by Skip Dickstein
  • Private fine art horse session with by Tracey Buyce
  • Original artwork by Aimee Griffith – Official Artist for the 148th KY Derby (2022)
  • Private Handicapping 101 Session with the “Big A”, Anthony Stabile of Talking Horses
  • KY Derby 148 Commemorative Edition of 2022 Woodford Reserve Bourbon, signed by Doug O’Neill and Mario Gutierrez in celebration of the 10th anniversary of I’ll Have Another’s Derby win (includes signed TRF hat!)
  • KY Derby 147 Commemorative Edition of 2021 Woodford Reserve Bourbon, signed by H. Graham Motion and John Velazquez in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Animal Kingdom’s Derby win (includes signed TRF hat!)
  • Two Casamigos Tequila bottles – each signed by the entire Saratoga Jockey Colony (2021 & 2022)
  • 4 Passes for Golf at Saratoga National
  • Custom-made Stainless Steel Portable Fire Pit (with decorative racehorse cut-out)
  • Personal Tour & Visit to TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall (Prospect, KY)
  • Tiz the Law + Saratoga Racing Experience: “Stop Tiz the Law” sign, signed by B. Tagg, J. Knowlton & M. Franco, includes afternoon at Turf Terrace table for 4 at Saratoga Racetrack ($100 F/B credit)
  • Priceless Fair Hill Training Center Experience: Tour of Herringswell Stable with Anita & Graham Motion
  • Priceless Saratoga Experience: Morning Workouts with Ramon Dominguez
  • Priceless Saratoga Experience: In the Paddock with Maggie Wolfendale on September 3rd (includes seats at the races)
  • Priceless Saratoga Experience: Private Wine-tasting led by Donna Brothers (includes charcuterie and hosted on a Saratoga porch)
  • Priceless Saratoga Experience: Backstretch Tour with Richie Migliore (includes breakfast at the morning line)
  • Priceless Saratoga Experience: Private tour of Sugar Plum Farm & 18 Karat farm (includes lunch for 4-6 & Racing Museum passes)
  • Priceless Saratoga Experience: Celtic Magic Thoroughbred Experience – including morning workouts at Saratoga and a visit to local farm(s) to see broodmares, weanlings & yearlings of CMT
  • and many more treasures to be added!!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors

Five College Movers
BetMakers Technology Group

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors

Glen Hill Farm

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors

Jelly Fish Water

Thank you to our Friends of the Herd

Ballston Spa National Bank

Ballston Carpet and Tile

Danzel Brendemuehl

Decresente Distributing Company

Figliozzi Potter Group

The Hideaway

The Iron’s Edge

KPM Restoration

Jared Lozier at Northeastern Insurance

Matthew Nielsen, Kingswood Family Office

Poulin Grain

Sarah Stein

Starting Gate College Consulting

West Point Thoroughbreds