HTA ANNOUNCES NEW 2004 ART AUCTION DATE IN
LEXINGTON, INCLUDING ĎTHE BESTí OF CURRIER & IVES
Harness Tracks of America is introducing a major
new addition and a new sales date for its 28th annual harness racing
art auction in Lexington, KY, next fall.
The 2004 auction will, as usual, benefit the HTA
College Scholarship Fund for children of participants in the sport,
or participants themselves, but it will be held in Tattersalls on
Wednesday, Oct. 6, between the conclusion of the Kentucky Standardbred yearling auction on Tuesday night and the beginning of
the Tattersalls yearling sale on Thursday night, rather than in its
traditional Sunday morning setting.
One hundred original harness racing paintings,
bronzes and woodcarvings, as usual, will be on display in
Tattersalls for three days before the auction, rather than in the
Red Mile clubhouse as previously, but there will be another special
feature added to this yearís auction.
HTA is assembling, in addition to its original
artwork, a spectacular collection of original large folio Currier &
Ives lithographs of trotting scenes.
The exhibit and sale, named ""The Best of
the Best of Original Currier & Ives Trotting Lithographs"
will feature at least 25 large folios to be sold along with the
HTA executive vice president Stan Bergstein, a
longtime collector and auctioneer of Currier & Ives, says the
offering will be the most significant Currier & Ives trotting sale
since Delvin Millerís collection was sold at the Meadowlands 25
Chris McErlean of the Meadowlands, president of
HTA, says the new alignment of the yearling sales in Lexington
presents a unique opportunity to turn the HTA art auction into an
evening gala. "With hundreds of major players gathered in Lexington
for the week of the yearling sales, and the Kentucky Futurity on
Saturday of that week, we plan to turn the art auction into a very
special night on the Lexington scene that week," McErlean said.
George M. Patchen, Brown Dick, Millerís Damsel
Lady Suffolk Under Saddle
A Disputed Heat
Trotting Cracks on the Snow