According to the Scottish tradition of First Footing, the First-Foot is the first person to enter the home of a household on New Year’s Day and is seen as a bringer of good fortune for the coming year. In that spirit, the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today its First Footing Silent Auction, sponsored by OCD Pellets, will open for bidding at 9:00 AM EST on December 30.
Featuring horse shoes worn by some of racing’s most elite stars, equestrian footwear, and some additional unique items, the First Footing Silent Auction will kick-start 2023 fundraising for the RRP and support its mission to increase demand for Thoroughbreds in careers after racing.
Bidding is open through January 6, 2023 at 11 PM EST. Browse items and make your bid online at https://www.32auctions.com/RRPFirstFooting2023. Noteworthy items include the following:
- Horse shoes worn by Justify, Medina Spirit, Monomoy Girl, Happy Saver, Sharing, Blue Stripe (ARG) and more
- Jockey boot worn by Javier Castellano, signed by the Saratoga jockey colony
- Equestrian footwear from brands including Ariat, Dubarry, and Blundstone
- OCD Pellets, donated by the First Footing Silent Auction sponsor OCD Pellets
The RRP thanks all donors who contributed items to this auction!