Howell, NJ --- Starting Tuesday (Jan. 12), a variety of Standardbred racing collectibles will be auctioned off to benefit Horse Rescue United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New Jersey.
The rescue specializes in rehabbing and retraining Standardbred horses and has saved more than 60 horses, mainly Standardbreds, since March 2010.
Items up for bid include shoes worn by champions such as Moni Maker and Pinkman, Wiggle It Jiggleit's harness pad, shadow roll and fuzzies, David Miller and Dan Dube's colors, gloves worn by Corey Callahan, and much more.
To participate in the auction, fans should "like" Horse Rescue United's page at www.facebook.com/horserescueunited and look for the latest "HRU benefit auction" photo album to come across the page's timeline (or under the Photos tab). Bids should be placed under an item's photo and shipping can be combined on most items.
The auction closes at 11 a.m. (EST) on Sunday (Jan. 17).
HRU's current Standardbred rescue horses include Kaline, who had 202 starts, won 41 times (31 seconds and 26 thirds) and had total earnings of $570,000; Cool Cookie, a retired trotter and former broodmare; and Jessica, a former Amish buggy horse that HRU outbid a kill buyer to save at New Holland.
To learn more about HRU and find photos and videos of all of their current horses, visitwww.facebook.com/horserescueunited, or www.horserescueunited.org to see before and afters, adopter testimonials, fundraisers and the rescue's wish list.